Texas Rangers

Rangers rip Orioles behind Andrew Cashner’s strong start

Adrian Beltre within two hits of history and the Rangers got back in the win column behind a strong start from Andrew Cashner. Cashner held the Orioles to one run over seven innings as the Rangers took Friday’s series opener 8-2 at Globe Life Park. Beltre had two, run-scoring singles to help Texas build an 8-0 lead in the fifth inning. He needs two more hits to reach the magical 3,000-hit milestone. Only 30 players have collected that many hits.

How Rangers pitchers fared: Andrew Cashner held the Orioles to one run on five hits over seven innings to earn his sixth win. The lone mistake was a solo homer to Jonathan Schoop in the sixth. Cashner went at least six innings for the 12th time in 17 starts. Alex Claudio closed the game with a perfect ninth.

How Rangers hitters fared: Nomar Mazara drove in Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus with a double to right-center field in the first inning to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead. In the third, Andrus’ two-run homer made it 4-0 and Adrian Beltre’s RBI single pushed the lead to 5-0. Texas added three more runs in the fifth inning to take an 8-0 lead. Mazara and Napoli doubled and Beltre and Carlos Gomez singled in the inning.

Notables: Mazara collected three doubles for the first time in his career ... Beltre passed former Ranger Rafael Palmeiro into 18th place all-time with 10,475 at-bats.

Stefan Stevenson: 817-390-7760, @StevensonFWST

Baltimore

000

001

010

2

6

1

Texas

203

030

00x

8

10

1

Baltimore AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg.

Jones cf

4

0

1

0

0

1

.276

Machado 3b

4

1

0

0

0

0

.238

Schoop 2b

3

1

1

1

1

0

.303

Davis 1b

3

0

2

1

1

1

.223

Trumbo dh

4

0

0

0

0

1

.241

Mancini lf

4

0

0

0

0

0

.297

Smith rf

2

0

0

0

1

0

.264

Rickard ph

1

0

0

0

0

0

.257

Castillo c

4

0

2

0

0

1

.276

Tejada ss

3

0

0

0

0

1

.243

Totals 32

2

6

2

3

5

 

Texas AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg.

Choo dh

2

2

0

0

2

2

.246

Andrus ss

4

2

2

2

0

0

.289

Mazara rf

4

2

3

2

0

0

.249

Beltre 3b

4

1

2

2

0

0

.311

Napoli 1b

4

1

1

0

0

2

.208

Odor 2b

4

0

0

0

0

2

.213

Gomez cf

4

0

1

2

0

1

.245

Gallo lf

4

0

1

0

0

3

.201

Chirinos c

4

0

0

0

0

1

.221

Totals 34

8

10

8

2

11

 

E—Davis (3), Napoli (6). LOB—Baltimore 6, Texas 4. 2B—Mazara 3 (21), Napoli (9). HR—Schoop (23), off Cashner; Andrus (14), off Tillman. RBIs—Schoop (73), Davis (36), Andrus 2 (56), Mazara 2 (63), Beltre 2 (36), Gomez 2 (38). Runners left in scoring position—Baltimore 2; Texas 3. DP—Baltimore 1; Texas 2.

Baltimore

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

NP

ERA

Tillman, L 1-6

4 1/3

9

8

8

2

6

101

7.65

Bleier

2

1

0

0

0

3

27

1.60

Givens

 2/3

0

0

0

0

1

8

1.94

Hart

1

0

0

0

0

1

11

2.53

Texas

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

NP

ERA

Cashner, W 6-8

7

5

1

1

2

4

102

3.48

Bush

1

1

1

0

1

1

30

3.32

Claudio

1

0

0

0

0

0

13

2.38

Inherited runners-scored—Bleier 2-2. WP—Tillman 2, Hart. T—3:02. A—36,270 (48,114).

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