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Texas rally gets Hamels off hook as Rangers top Orioles 6-3

Rougned Odor had a tiebreaking two-run double as part of a Texas rally that preserved a career-best nine-game winning streak for ace Cole Hamels.

The Rangers second baseman added yet another spectacular defensive play to help keep Texas in front.

Odor's double was part of a five-run sixth inning as the Rangers beat Baltimore 6-3 on Thursday night, handing the Orioles their second straight loss after a 7-0 start.

"I think the key to the game is all the defensive plays they made," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.

Hamels struggled after retiring the first eight hitters and left facing a 3-1 deficit in the sixth. After Tom Wilhelmsen (1-0) kept...

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