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July 10, 2013

Orioles 6, Rangers 1 (F)

BALTIMORE -- Josh Lindblom allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday night, and the Rangers managed only one run on three hits against Wei-Yin Chen in seven innings in a 6-1 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards.

The loss snapped the Rangers' three-game winning streak and a four-game run on the road on a night they learned that Yu Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday and is to be placed on the disabled list with a mild strain of his right trapezius muscle.

Though Lindblom labored through much of his outing on a steamy night, he logged 119 pitches and recorded four more outs after a four-run fourth inning. His extra work should prove beneficial with the Rangers likely turning to Ross Wolf or a bullpen game to fill in for Darvish.

But the extra work will make him unavailable the rest of the first half, and he could be optioned back to Triple A Round Rock. The Rangers will replace Darvish today, possibly with left-hander Joseph Ortiz or right-hander Wilmer Font, and one of those two fresh arms could take over for Lindblom.

Adrian Beltre singled, extending his hitting streak to 12 games, and drove in the lone run with a fielder's choice in the sixth inning.





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