G47: Seven in a row; Rangers beat O’s, 5-3

The streak gets to seven with a 5-3 win over the Orioles at home. Ismael Valdes gave up 10 hits, but since all of them were singles, not a whole lot of damage was done. Our usual combination of Cordero & Urbina closed the game out on the pitching side.
Offensively, Raffy broke out and got HR #501. He also got #502 as well, but missed clearing the top of the wall by an inch or two. Mike Young, whose average has climbed to the best it’s ever been lately, also had a nice home run to left in the 5th. Ruben Sierra, who hasn’t lookd good this year, gave us an insurance run late.
Overall, a nice game – not a 13-10 fiasco, not a 1-0 pitcher’s duel – but a nice baseball game. Wish I had been there.