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MLB: Baltimore 5, Texas 3
Nate McLouth’s two-run homer highlighted a big fourth inning Tuesday that boosted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 win over Texas.
With the score tied 1-1, the Orioles erupted for four runs in the fifth to grab control of the contest.
Omar Quintanilla reached on a one-out fielder’s choice and came home when Manny Machado followed with a go-ahead RBI triple off Scott Feldman (6-9). Machado scored one out later on J.J. Hardy’s double.
The next batter, McLouth, blasted a pitch off the facing of the second deck in right field — his first homer since being promoted Aug. 4 from Class AAA Norfolk.
Chris Tillman (6-2) struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings to earn the win, allowing three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out seven.
Pedro Strop tossed 1 1/3 frames of scoreless relief and Jim Johnson nailed down his 38th save as American League wild-card contender Baltimore evened its three-game series.
Feldman was tagged for five runs (four earned) on seven hits over five frames.
Geovany Soto launched a two-run homer and Ian Kinsler added a solo shot for the AL West-leading Rangers.
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