Texas Rangers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 2-1

Key swing Daniel Cabrera appeared to be cruising through the sixth inning before one bad pitch cost him a scoreless inning and eventually the game.

Rangers leadoff man Kenny Lofton, who started his first game in the series after sitting out the first two with a sore knee, crushed Cabrera's 2-0 inside fastball into the right-field seats. Lofton's home run, his sixth of the season, traveled 380 feet and broke a 1-1 tie. It was the 17th homer Cabrera has allowed this seaso...

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Before leaving the clubhouse and beginning his trip home for a much-needed break, Jay Payton turned to teammate Jamie Walker and discussed all the ways things could have turned out differently in his pivotal at-bat in the eighth inning yesterday.

If he had just hit Frank Francisco's pitch three feet to the right, he would have had a go-ahead single. Three feet to the left would have also produced the same result. But, instead, Payton hit a hard groun...