Millwood, O's overpowered by Rangers, 6-4

Orioles starter gives up 3-run homers to Hamilton, Guerrero

August 22, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

Luke Scott hit the 100th home run of his major league career and Ty Wigginton also homered, but Texas' power display proved a little more potent Sunday as the Rangers beat the Orioles, 6-4, at Camden Yards.

Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero each slammed three-run homers off Orioles starter Kevin Millwood, who fell to 2-14 this season. Hamilton's blast came in the top of the first inning, after rain delayed the start of the game by 22 minutes. Four innings later, Guerrero connected to give Texas a 6-1 lead.

Scott's two-run shot off Rangers starter Tommy Hunter in the sixth inning was his 24th homer of the season and pulled the Orioles to 6-3. Wigginton hit a solo homer, his 20th home run of the season, to lead off the bottom of the ninth.

Millwood allowed six runs on six hits and two walks over six innings, striking out two. Hunter (10-2) went eight innings, allowing three runs on just five hits.

Nick Markakis also drove in a run for the Orioles (44-81), his fourth-inning single scoring Brian Roberts, who had led off with a double.

With the win, the Rangers (69-54) secured a split of the four game series. The Orioles claimed the season series, six games to four.

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