Orioles Stomp Rangers to Win 6th in Row

Hot start continues for team expected to be worst in AL
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 4:57 PM CDT
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jason Jennings (31) looks up after giving up a two-run home run to Baltimore Orioles' Luke Scott during the third inning of a baseball game, in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday,...   (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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(Newser) – The surprising Baltimore Orioles can win on the road too. Scott Moore and Luke Scott hit early home runs and Baltimore ruined the Texas Rangers' home opener with an 8-1 victory Tuesday. The Orioles (6-1) have the American League's best record and a six-game winning streak, already matching their longest of last season.

Moore led off the second with a homer, and Scott followed an inning later with a two-run shot that made it 4-0 off Jason Jennings (0-2). Aubrey Huff matched a career high with four hits, and drove in four runs. Brian Burres (1-0) allowed only one run pitching into the seventh, when he gave up a leadoff single that turned into the only Texas run. Burres struck out three and allowed seven hits, six of them singles.