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Saturday night Orioles game thread: at Rangers, 7:05

The Orioles bounced back from a hellacious homestand with a solid start-to-finish win over the Rangers. Can they make it two in a row?

Seattle Mariners v Baltimore Orioles Game 2 Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Nothing like a road win to cure what ails you.

That’s the hope in Baltimore at least, after the Orioles rebounded from a disappointing opening homestand by beating the Texas Rangers last night.

The Orioles pitched well and got the hits they needed, and for all of the concerns about how they’ve looked so far, given a series loss to the Yankees, sweep at the hands of the Red Sox and punchless effort against the Mariners, a 6-8 record is not the worst thing in the world.

Even so, 7-8 would be better, and the Orioles can get their first series win since they swept the now-sizzling Red Sox to start the season. Dean Kremer gets the ball for the O’s, and is looking for a start to get his season on track. He struggled against the Yankees (three innings, three runs) and his outing against the Mariners (three innings, four runs) wasn’t good either. Quieting the Texas bats could be the positive momentum he’s looking for.

Opposing him for the Rangers is Dane Dunning, who’s had the start to the season Kremer would have wanted. He’s 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA, having made two starts for Texas and allowed five hits and two walks over nine innings while striking out 11.

Orioles lineup

1. Cedric Mullins CF

2. Anthony Santander RF

3. DJ Stewart LF

4. Maikel Franco 3B

5. Trey Mancini DH

6. Ryan Mountcastle 1B

7. Rio Ruiz 2B

8. Pedro Severino C

9. Freddy Galvis SS

RHP Dean Kremer

Rangers lineup

1. Brock Holt 3B

2. Nate Lowe 1B

3. Joey Gallo RF

4. Adolis Garcia CF

5. David Dahl LF

6. Nick Solak 2B

7. Willie Calhoun DH

8. Charlie Culberson SS

9. Jonah Heim C

RHP Dane Dunning