G109: Rangers retire Johnny Oates #26, and then win 10-3

This was the game that The Rangers retired Johnny Oates’ number at. I’m going to avoid talking about that for now, as I’m planning on writing something larger about Oates in it’s own article.
We got out early in this one. We put up a six spot in the second inning, and never looked back. Orioles starter Daniel Cabrera had some major control issues that led him to give up four walks in the second inning. The inning was capped off by a David Dellucci grand slam to left field to cap the scoring that inning. We also put up a four spot in the fourth behind two home runs and a fielding error (Roberts). So we’re up 10-1 after four.
John Wasdin turned in a pretty good pitching performance this day. He went six innings, giving up 6 hits and two runs with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Overall a pretty decent pitching performance. Following him for 3 innings was Kameron Loe, giving up no runs, and earning a save – something I don’t understand, the score was 10-1 when Loe came in, so I don’t get that at all.
Still, nice to see a good pitching on a day where Ranger manager Johnny Oates was paid tribute to. Nice to have a good game to go with a good ceremony.
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  1. Kurt says

    victor rojas said that a save opportunity comes up either when the tieing run is on deck, or when a reliever finishes the game with 3 innings no matter what the score is.