Cabrera of old returns in loss

Scoreless string ends at 16 innings

O's rally falls short

Rangers 7 Orioles 5

September 01, 2006|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter

ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- It's never easy predicting which Daniel Cabrera the Orioles are going to get - the wild one who can't throw strikes consistently or the dominating one who commands his pitches and often looks unhittable.

Trying to pitch the Orioles to a series win last night and continue his late-season momentum, Cabrera didn't keep his teammates in suspense for long. He gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, walked the next two and then surrendered an RBI double. He never found his command, pitching five spotty innings in the Orioles' 7-5 loss to the Texas Rangers before 21,446 at Ameriquest Field.

Orioles @Athletics

Tonight, 10:05, Ch. 54, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Erik Bedard (12-9, 3.92) vs. Athletics' Joe Blanton (14-10, 4.45)

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