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G23: Rangers lose to Orioles again 3-1; fourth overall

Well, this was another game in the slide, but this one was one of those really well pitched games on both sides. The kind you want to win, but don’t terribly mind losing. Mike Mussina was perfect the first time through the lineup, and we didn’t get anything going until the fifth – and then it was snuffed out. We had to work hard for the one run we got, and we did have a threat going in the ninth – we loaded the bases, but we came away with only one run in that inning.
Darren Oliver pitched pretty well, too. Went 6 2/3 giving up 6 hits and three runs. Not all that shabby – Doug Davis came in to finish the rest of the game and gave up nothing in his 1 2/3 innings of work – looked good, especially compared to his 1999 appearances.
Not a whole lot else to say about this one other than it was some nice pitching, and it’d be nice to see the offense show up again.