Baltimore Orioles defeat Texas Rangers, 11-9

CONTROL CHALLENGED Before the game, Orioles manager Dave Trembley verbalized five things he wanted to see out of Radhames Liz.

He wanted him to repeat his delivery, command his fastball, show that he could throw his slider or changeup for strikes, field his position and hold runners on. There were no opportunities for Liz to field his position, but Liz certainly didn't accomplish the other four. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings and allowed six earned runs.

ANOTHER COMEBA...

Arlington, Texas -- No matter how bad their record is and how many blowouts they've endured, the Orioles have maintained all along that they haven't quit, that they haven't given up on a season that has dealt them one humbling blow after another.

Last night, they found themselves in familiar position, trailing the Texas Rangers by four runs after the third inning and another short and ineffective outing by a starting pitcher. They cut the lead to one run in the fourth, ...