Baltimore Orioles defeat Texas Rangers, 8-5

It was a late-April game in a long season for a club that has already lost more than it has won, but Sunday afternoon's 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers apparently meant something to the Orioles.

Something more than just an elusive Sunday win.

"I think there was a little bit of an urgency there," said second baseman Brian Roberts, who had four of the Orioles' 14 hits. "It wasn't going to be the end of the world [if Texas won], but we need to get something positive ...


With their 8-5 victory against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles have won on Sunday for the first time in three tries this season. The club was 4-21 last year in Sunday games, winning its first and then dropping 15 straight.


On Sunday's first pitch, Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler crushed Brad Bergesen's offering to deep left for what appeared to be a colossal home run. Umpires called it foul, though TV angles showed it might have been...