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G101: Rangers beat O’s 3-1 in series finale

This game my wife and I did not go to. The main reason why we didn’t was because it was a day game, and quite frankly, this was our one big day to explore the Inner Harbor. Besides, I don’t generally like day games in the summer anyway. We had a wonderful time exploring several things in Baltimore – the highlight was definitely the Aquarium there.
We were in the Aquarium when the Ranger game was happening, so we didn’t get to see or hear any of it. I did catch some highlights on SportsCenter on ESPN later in the evening. WOW – what a home run by Royce Clayton (423 feet; into the Rangers bullpen in Baltimore). In fact, all three of our runs were solo home runs (Clayton, Pudge, & Kelly). I had a bad feeling about this game going in, as Mike Morgan doesn’t seem to pitch well in the heat – and it was hot. Add to that the fact that he still had that bruise from being wailed by a batted ball in his last start, and I wasn’t expecting what he gave us (6 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run). Our bullpen gave up donut, and it was a really nice 3-1 win by the Rangers. Would have liked to have seen it, but I had such a wonderful time seeing the sights in Baltimore that day that it really didn’t matter.