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Rodriguez Delivers in the Clutch for Texas

July 31, 2001|From Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Alex Rodriguez singled in two runs in the 11th inning as the Texas Rangers beat Baltimore, 6-4, on Monday for their seventh consecutive win against the Orioles.

Jeff Conine had three hits and a run batted in for the Orioles, who blew a 4-0 lead in their 20th loss in 25 games. Baltimore went 0-7 against Texas after winning its first two games against the Rangers.

The Rangers have won seven of eight, a streak that includes five victories over the Orioles.

Craig Monroe led off the 11th with a walk off Mike Trombley (3-4), took second on a sacrifice bunt and moved to third on a groundout. After Frank Catalanotto received an intentional walk and Trombley walked Randy Velarde, Rodriguez lined a single to left.

Juan Moreno (2-1) pitched two perfect innings and Jeff Zimmerman got three outs for his 20th save.

The game was a makeup of the July 19 postponement caused by a train derailment near Camden Yards. The Rangers arrived Monday afternoon and left immediately afterward for New York, where they start a three-game series tonight.

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