The Rangers set an AL record by scoring 30 runs at Baltimore. Amazingly, the Orioles led 3-0 heading into the fourth. The Texas rally started with Jarrod Saltalamacchia's two-run fourth-inning single, and Ramon Vazquez made it 5-3 with a three-run homer. That score held until the sixth when the Rangers exploded for nine runs off Daniel Cabrera, Brian Burres and Rob Bell. They scored 10 more off Bell and Paul Shuey in the eighth; Saltalamacchia capped the inning with his second homer of the game. The final six runs came against Shuey in the ninth, with Vazquez finishing things off with another three-run shot. Texas hit six home runs, with Travis Metcalf and Marlon Byrd adding grand slams, and Saltalamacchia and Vazquez driving in seven runs apiece.
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