Millwood Wins for Texas

Orioles fall in first game of doubleheader, 3-1
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 10, 2008 10:16 PM CDT
Baltimore Orioles' Aubrey Huff (17) slides into home plate to score on a single by teammate Ramon Hernandez in the first inning.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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(Newser) – Kevin Millwood has fulfilled his goal of getting off to a good start this season. Now the Texas Rangers' No. 1 starter finally has a victory to show for it. Millwood allowed one run in seven innings and the Rangers beat Baltimore 3-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, ending the Orioles' six-game winning streak.

Coming off a complete-game 2-1 loss, after losing the season opener despite giving up only two unearned runs, Millwood (1-2) won his sixth straight start against the Orioles and lowered his ERA this season to 1.29. "We need him to lead this pitching staff, and he's doing that," manager Ron Washington said.