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No relief: Orioles scores a late goal from Rangers in a 6-1 win

ARLINGTON, Texas – Trey Mancini had an RBI tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles won 6-1 on Saturday night in Texas after Rangers rookie starter Dane Dunning threw six goalless innings. The Orioles drew 1-1 with left Joely Rodriguez (0-1) on his season debut. DJ Stewart and Maikel Franco had consecutive singles to start the eighth before Mancini doubled up to the left. Ryan Mountcastle then had a victim fly when gold glove right fielder Joey Gallo jumped on the warning trail. Freddy Galvis, who finished 4 to 4, had a brace against Taylor Hearn in seventh and scored Baltimore’s first run just before a throw from Gallo when Cedric Mullins brought him home. Franco hit a homer with two runs in the ninth ahead of Brett de Gues. “Just great to take the lead and tackle the runs, one thing we haven’t understood for the past few years,” said Brandon Hyde, manager of Orioles. “I’ve been really impressed with our bats over the past innings.” Travis Lakins (1-0), the third of five Baltimore pitchers, threw a goalless inning. Mancini missed the entire 2020 pandemic shortened season while treating colon cancer. Hyde said ahead of the game that after a year Mancini was putting so much pressure on himself and trying so hard that the 29-year-old first baseman was only DH for the second time, dropping to fifth in that order. After four hits in the opener on Friday and two groundouts on Saturday, Mancini hit .145. He then hit his next two bats. “To see him deliver in some big places, hit the base to the right and then hit the ball down the left field line. It’s huge for us and huge for him,” said Hyde. Dunning extended his goalless streak to 14 innings. The 26-year-old right-handed was acquired when the Rangers traded veteran starter Lance Lynn for the Chicago White Sox in December. He hit five while dumping five singles across his 75 pitches and has not given up a run since a homer in the first inning of his first start. He hasn’t thrown a four-seam fastball all season and instead relied on sliders and sinkers. “For the most part, I trust what I have and try to fill in the zone as much as possible,” said Dunning. ” I won’t be able to blow fastballs from people. “Texas led 1-0 in the fourth round on David Dahl’s RBI single against right-handed Dean Kremer, who scored six goals and scored one in his 4 2/3 innings. The Orioles left the fourth game with a double on the inning- Ended after Shortstop Galvis slid in the middle. “That’s a game saver to turn two right there,” said Kremer. SHORT HOPS The Rangers have lost five times in a row in their sophomore year. “I don’t care too much of a worry. But of course we have to produce more at home … We have to find ways to win at this stadium, “said manager Chris Woodward. … Baltimore, 1-6 on its only homestand, is 6-2 on the road … Gallo’s MLB-leading 15th run in run eight extended his season opening streak to 15 games. The last Rangers player to start a season with a longer run was Ian Kinsler’s 25 straight in 2008 SCORELESS STREAKS At Saturday’s games, only three pitchers had goalless streaks with at least 14 innings that year. Right-hander Joe Musgrove of San Diego at 16, including his no-hitter in Texas on April 9 and Lynn with 15 2/3 innings, while Carlos Rodon of the White Sox is an active streak after his no-hitter Wednesday against Cleveland of 14 in a row. TRAINER’S ROOM Orioles: LF Austin Hays (right thigh trunk), who has been on the injured list since April 5, is likely to be back with the Orioles for their series opener in Miami on Tuesday. “He’s been doing very well, he’s been playing for the last couple of days and he’s been checking all the boxes from a health perspective,” said Hyde. Rangers: DH Willie Calhoun (left groin trunk) and 3B Brock Holt (right thigh trunk) were both activated from the injured list and were on the grid. The Rangers chose LHP Wes Benjamin and INF Anderson Tejeda as their alternative training location. UP NEXT Rangers RHP Kyle Gibson (2-0, 4:05 ERA) is looking to win his third straight start since scoring just one hit on the shortest opening day start in franchise history. Orioles left John Means (1-0, 2.16) did not make a decision against Seattle. For the first time in seven starts, he allowed more than one run. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press

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