In the top of the fourth, Adrian Beltre hit a solo shot off Jeremy Guthrie to give the Rangers the lead. Ian Kinsler added two more runs on a homer after Yorvit Torreabla blooped a single to right field.
The O's managed ¬¬six hits, leaving 11 runners on base. Seven of those runners were in scoring position. Texas left six on, three in scoring position, and got seven hits.
Guthrie went six innings, allowing one run on four hits. He recorded one strike out and one walk. His ERA remains below one at 0.64. Guthrie threw 84 pitches, 49 for strikes. Jim Johnson worked an inning, giving up two runs and two hits.
Mike Gonzalez threw the eighth inning, sitting the side down in order. Kevin Gregg finished the game for the Birds. He gave up a lead-off walk to Mitch Moreland before getting Torrealba to ground into a double play. He gave up a walk to Andres Blanco and finally got the third out on a Julio Borbon fly out.
Holland matched Guthrie's six innings, giving up five hits, two walks, and a hit-by-pitch on 110 pitches. He struck out six. Darren Oliver came on for one inning of relief in the seventh to retire the side in order. Darren O'Day worked two-thirds of an inning, giving up back-to-back walks to Mark Reynolds and Adam Jones.
J.J. Hardy is likely headed to the DL for a strained oblique muscle after being taken out of yesterday's second game of the double header. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.
After last night's 13-1 loss, the team ERA jumped from 2.00 to 3.38 with the starting pitchers' ERA increasing to 3.18 from 1.71. The Orioles have scored one run in the last 18 innings.