Texas Rangers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-5

KINSLER AGAIN Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler continued his destruction of Orioles pitching with a home run to lead off the game and a two-run homer in the second inning.

Kinsler went 6-for-6 and hit for the cycle in a game this month against the Orioles and is 30-for-59 (.508) against them since the beginning of 2008.

MARKAKIS EXTENDS

Nick Markakis extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a double into the left-field corner in the fourth inning. Markakis t...

Entering Saturday night's 6-5 loss to the Texas Rangers, Orioles left-hander Mark Hendrickson had allowed a home run in each of his first three starts this season.

By his seventh pitch Saturday, he had extended the streak.

And by the third inning, he had entered a small but ignominious baseball fraternity while handing his teammates a five-run deficit they couldn't erase with a ninth-inning comeback.

"We needed one more hit to get back in it and came up short," Or...