Rougned Odor hits grand slam as Rangers post 11-3 victory over Baltimore Orioles
Willie Calhoun hit a two-run double to left-center in the eighth for Texas to make it 10-3. Calhoun scored on Shin-Soo Choo's single to right-center field.
Rougned Odor hit a grand slam, and Joey Gallo and Robinson Chirinos also homered during a seven-run fourth inning as the Texas Rangers posted an 11-3 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Friday.
Odor's third career slam was the capper to the big fourth inning and propelled the Rangers to an eight-run lead. He scored twice and had two hits, and Texas had 10 hits overall while winning for the sixth time in its past seven games.
Jonathan Villar went 3-for-5 with an RBI for Baltimore, which is a major league-worst 13-42 on the road. The Orioles have dropped 13 of their last 14 away games.
Texas right-hander Ariel Jurado (2-1) allowed two runs and six hits over five innings in his third major league outing. He struck out three and walked two.
Baltimore right-hander David Hess (2-6) was charged with seven runs (five earned) and five hits over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out four, walked one and served up the homers to Gallo and Chirinos.
Texas led 1-0 entering the fourth and the inning started with Hess plunking Adrian Beltre with a pitch. Gallo then drilled a 1-0 changeup over the fence in right for his 28th homer of the campaign.
Chirinos followed by slugging a 2-2 slider over the fence in left for his 15th blast of the season to make the score 4-0.
The Rangers then loaded the bases with one out. Left-hander Donnie Hart replaced Hess, and Odor stepped in and drilled a 0-1 sinker into the right-field stands to make it 8-0. The homer was Odor's second in two nights and 12th of the season.
The Orioles got on the board with two two-out hits in the fifth. Villar drove in the first with a ground single to center, and Tim Beckham followed with a run-scoring single to left.
Baltimore added another run in the sixth to trim its deficit to 8-3 as Mark Trumbo led off with a single and scored on Adam Jones' double to left.
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