Orioles 11, Rangers 5
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Mark Trumbo became the first Oriole to hit two home runs in an inning on Friday night. He hit two as part of a nine-run seventh inning that turned a 5-1 deficit into a 10-5 lead.
Trumbo’s first home run was a two-run shot off Martin Perez, and after Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer and Nolan Reimold a solo shot, Trumbo capped off the Orioles’ first four home run inning since Sept. 5, 1995 with a three-run home run off Andrew Faulkner.
Trumbo has homered five times in the last five games.
Schoop added another home run, the Orioles’ fifth, in the eighth.
WHAT WENT WRONG: Vance Worley looked as if he was going to get knocked out in the second inning when Texas scored five runs, four of them earned.
Manager Buck Showalter stuck with Worley, who began just the second Orioles starter to complete six, and the “Vanimal” picked up the win.
BIG NUMBERS: The Orioles’ nine-run inning was their biggest inning since they scored 10 in the eighth against Kansas City.
In that inning, Reimold and Steve Clevenger, who was traded for Trumbo, hit grand slams.
STREAKING: The Orioles started off the season with seven straight wins for the first time, then lost two, and now have run their record to 8-2.
COINCIDENCE: On Aug. 22, 2012, Texas’ Adrian Beltre hit two home runs in the fourth inning against the Orioles, part of a three home run game.
Beltre has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Rangers.
Winner: Vance Worley (1-0)
Loser: Martin Perez (0-2)
UP NEXT: Yovani Gallardo (1-0, 5.40) vs. Colby Lewis (1-0, 3.00) on Saturday at 8:05 p.m.