Texas 10, Baltimore 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 11263

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 2 0 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 10 15 0
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 20-10 8-5 12-5 W2
Baltimore 19-11 8-6 11-5 L2

Recap


Rangers 10, Orioles 3: Josh Hamilton became the 16th player in major league history to homer four times in a game and finished 5-for-5 with a double and eight RBIs as visiting Texas crushed Baltimore for the second night in a row.

Hamilton, who had never hit more than two home runs in a game, took over the major league lead with 14 blasts. He tops the majors with 36 RBIs and is batting .406.

Adrian Beltre added a solo homer and Elvis Andrus was on base for all four of Hamilton’s shots for the Rangers, who have outscored the Orioles 24-6 in the first two of a four-game set.

Jake Arrieta (2-3) went eight scoreless innings against the New York Yankees last week but did not have the same success against Texas. Hamilton began his onslaught in the first inning with a two-run blast to center and went to the opposite field for another two-run blast off Arrieta in the third.

Baltimore brought on left-hander Zach Phillips to face Hamilton in the seventh and the slugger took an 0-1 breaking ball out to center.

It was Darren O’Day’s turn in the eighth, and Hamilton took an 0-2 offering from the side-armer deep over the center field wall to become the first major leaguer since Carlos Delgado in 2003 to reach four homers in one game.

Lost in the shuffle was Neftali Feliz (2-1), who struck out eight and allowed one run in six strong innings to pick up the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland’s Rocky Colavito had a four-homer game against the Orioles on June 10, 1959. … Baltimore SS J.J. Hardy is 10-for-16 with three home runs in the last three games. … Hamilton’s 18 total bases set an AL single-game record, topping the previous mark of 16 shared by six different players. The major league record is held by Shawn Green with 19.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Baltimore
Neftali Feliz Player Jake Arrieta
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.1
8 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 9
1.50 ERA 8.53
Hitting
Texas   Baltimore
Josh Hamilton Player Nick Markakis
5 Hits 3
8 RBI 2
4 HR 1
18 TB 6
1.000 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 15 5 32 .357 15 6 10 3 0 0
Baltimore 11 2 19 .297 19 8 3 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Texas. The Orioles have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Rangers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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