Texas Rangers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-7

As much as Dave Trembley is honored and excited to be returning as Orioles manager next season -- news that became official yesterday and brought tears to his eyes -- there will be nights when he'd prefer a 14-hour bus ride in the minors, broken air conditioning and all.

In Game 1 of yesterday's doubleheader, the Orioles were battered by a team that kept batting around. They surrendered six home runs, two of them grand slams, and a club-record 29 hits. They also gave up...

RUNNING IT UP

The 30 runs scored by the Rangers in Game 1 of the doubleheader were the most in American League history. The Orioles' previous high for runs allowed was 26, also against Texas, on April 19, 1996. The 29 hits the Orioles allowed were also a club record, and the 27-run margin marked the largest margin of defeat in club history. Before yesterday, the Orioles hadn't allowed more than six runs in an inning but the Rangers tied or eclipsed that number three dif...