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Rangers vs Orioles Match Recap – July 4, 2022

BALTIMORE — Jorge Mateo hobbled to first base when Matt Moore hit him near the left knee with loaded bases in the 10th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles reached the halfway point of the season by coming late from behind to defeat the Texas Rangers 7-6 to beat Monday.

Rookie Adleyrutschman, who started the day with a 0-for-18 skid, leveled the score against Joe Barlow with a two-out RBI double in the ninth that was hit by the wall in right field.

Rougned Odor led in the 10th with a sloppy single from Moore that moved automatic runner Austin Hays into third place, and Moore purposely walked with Ramón Urías to load bases. Moore (3-1) then hit Mateo with his next pitch, a 93.5 mph fastball.

“Total team play,” said Orioles manager Brandon Hyde. “Great colorful. Sends the jug down the hill. Tough game for him. That was huge.”

Mateo bent over in pain for about six seconds. After crossing the slab, Hays accompanied a limping Mateo along with Cedric Mullins, who was on deck, and Odor.

“We’re the kind of group that we’re all in together,” Odor said. “We are like a family. When you have a team like that, a lot of good things can happen. That’s why we have these comeback games.”

In the third inning, Mateo reached Meibrys Viloria after a catcher’s interference call and hit Cedric Mullins’ double.

Baltimore clinched its sixth walkoff win and went 37-44 midway through the season, a huge improvement from 27-54 at the halfway point last year. The Orioles are 23-20 after a 14-24 start.

Bryan Baker (3-3) hit two in a strokeless 10th for the Orioles, who won despite going 2-for-12 with runners in goal position

Orioles starter Dean Kremer allowed five runs and eight hits with four strikeouts and two walks over 4 2/3 innings — his shortest outing since his season debut on June 5.

“Huge props for offense and the bullpen,” Kremer said. “They picked me up big. Coming back like that, pretty good.”

Adolis García’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning put the Rangers 2-1. Texas scored four more times in the inning on Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single and Mitch Garver’s triple homer.

Mullins narrowed the gap to 5-3 in the fifth with his seventh homer. The Orioles leveled the score in the sixth due to an error by Lowe on Jonathan Araúz’s hard grounder that allowed two runs to be scored.

Marcus Semien’s ninth-inning homer against Jorge Lopez gave Rangers a 6-5 lead. Trey Mancini led in the bottom half with a single, andrutschman, who had hit a single in the second half, hit his 12th double in 35 games when Barlow fired a save for the third time in 13 chances.

Texas starter Dane Dunning gave up five runs — three of them earned — and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

“You can’t take these guys lightly,” said Rangers manager Chris Woodward. “Their bullpen is very good and they have some good arms down there. If you take these guys lightly, they’ll whip up. We saw that a bit last year.”

HOLIDAY MATTER

The Orioles played their first game on July 4th since 2008, also against Texas. Baltimore won that game 10-4.

TRAINING ROOM

Urías was reinstated from the 10-day IL with an oblique injury. He competed as a pinch hitter in the eighth. INF Richie Martin was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

UP NEXT​​

Rangers: RHP Spencer Howard will join the squad from Tuesday. He’s 0-1 with a 12.15 ERA in one start and two relief appearances this season.

Orioles: RHP Austin Voth (0-1, 7.34 ERA) will make his first career appearance against Rangers.

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