The Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 this afternoon, to complete their first four-game sweep at Texas since June of 1976.
Jake Arrieta followed up Chris Tillman’s stellar outing Saturday with one of his own today.
Arrieta allowed six hits and one run over 6 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three, throwing 90 pitches. He improved to 3-2, 4.38.
Arrieta has allowed just 5 ER over his last three starts, pitching to an ERA of 2.41. He has recorded five quality starts among his seven Major League starts this season.
Alfredo Simon recorded his 13th save of the year and his third of this series to cap off the victory.
The O’s fell behind 1-0 when Ian Kinsler homered in the last of the first. They then rallied to take the lead with three runs in the top of the second vs. C.J. Wilson.
Julio Lugo had an RBI double and Corey Patterson a two-run double. In the top of the O’s ninth, Miguel Tejada hit a solo homer to provide an insurance run.
Patterson went seven for 19 with three doubles and 8 RBI in the Texas series.
This was the Orioles first four-game road sweep of any team since they won four in a row in Chicago from the White Sox from July 6-9 of 1995. The O’s went 5-5 on the ten-game road trip and are now 10-7 over their past 17 games.
The O’s hit the All-Star break with a record of 29-59 and their season resumes Friday night at home vs. Toronto.