Spotty Defense Spikes Rangers' Chances of Keeping Up with Orioles

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Spotty Defense Spikes Rangers' Chances of Keeping Up with Orioles
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BALTIMORE — At 5:21 p.m. Tuesday, manager Ron Washington matter-of-factly said that the Texas Rangers would beat the Baltimore Orioles if right-hander Nick Martinez kept the game close. When it was over at 10:06 p.m. EDT, the Rangers had lost 8-3, and Martinez had issued each run over five innings. But it wasn't only Martinez who failed to keep the game close even though he allowed three homers. ...

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