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MLB: Texas 4, Baltimore 3

Aug. 29, 2004 at 12:12 AM   |   Comments

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Rod Barajas drove in the game-winning run in the seventh and added a home run Saturday as the Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 4-3.

Mark Teixeira added two hits and an RBI for the Rangers.

Frank Francisco (5-1) picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings out of the Texas bullpen, while Francisco Cordero nailed down his 41st save with a perfect ninth. It was Cordero's 21st consecutive save.

Luis Lopez had a pair of doubles for the Orioles, who have now lost 12 games in a row.

Reliever B.J. Ryan (3-5) took the loss after pitching the deciding seventh inning.

Baltimore's Rodrigo Lopez gave up three runs on five hits and a walk in six innings. Texas' Kenny Rogers matched Lopez through 6 2/3 innings. He allowed three runs on six hits, walked three and struck out eight.

Miguel Tejada hit his 26th home run of the year.

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