April 09, 1994

* Last night's game was the last one under the lights for the Orioles until they meet the Rangers on Friday at The Ballpark in Arlington. In between, the Orioles play their next six games during the day. The Orioles are 1-0 during the daytime this year, while only 22-24 last year. The Orioles haven't had a winning record in day games since 1986 when they were 26-23.

* The Orioles, who were 4-8 against the Rangers last year, lost their first season series against the Rangers since 1974.

* The Rangers have the best record of any opponent at Camden Yards. Going into last night's game, they had an 8-4 record.

* Jamie Moyer, last night's Orioles starter, still holds Texas' record for most strikeouts in a game by a left-hander. He set the mark by striking out 13 on April 8, 1989, against Toronto.

* The Orioles haven't trailed after the fifth inning through their first three games.

* This is the first time that Orioles second baseman Mark McLemore has opened three straight seasons for the same team.

* Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles is second only to Texas' Juan Gonzalez in home run to at-bat ratio. Hoiles averages one homer every 14.9 at-bats, while Gonzalez hits one every 12.9.

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