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39-38 - Moreland, dingers help Rangers stay above .500 in Baltimore

Mitch Moreland took the offensive while hitting two long balls as the Rangers finally broke out for eight runs and a win

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After yesterday's blue-balling by the offense against the Blue Jays, the Rangers unloaded for eight runs tonight against Baltimore. The Rangers got two home runs from Mitch Moreland and solo dongs from Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Corporan. Joey Gallo put the game away with a two-out, bases clearing triple in the 7th that plated three runs as the offense backed up Wandy Rodriguez who went five innings while allowing just a run.

That was a nice way to start a four-game series against a Baltimore Orioles team that had won four straight games coming into tonight and were tied for the most wins at home in the American League.

Player of the Game: Moreland had that spell where it looked like he couldn't run and was slumping at the plate during the worst of the Rangers' recent slide and it seemed like it was that annual time of the season where the weather gets hot and he disappears for the rest of the year.

Instead, it's nearly July and he's got a slash line of .301/.348/.536 and added two home runs in tonight's game.