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Every Oriole gets hit in 7-4 win at Texas

Sunday - 7/21/2013, 12:44am  ET

Baltimore Orioles' Henry Urrutia, left, swings for his first hit in the majors, an RBI single, in front of Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles are on a roll, and everybody is getting involved.

Adam Jones homered while every starter had a hit, Miguel Gonzalez pitched another solid game on the road and the Orioles held on to beat the sliding Texas Rangers 7-4 on Saturday night.

"You're piggybacking each other. (Nate) McClouth is our ringleader; he starts the game off," Jones said. "The first two days he's started the game off with hits and he gives us a little bit of energy."

McLouth started the game with a single and a stolen base and scored on Jones' single that put the Orioles ahead to stay.

Rangers starter Ross Wolf (1-3) was done after the first four batters in the third reached base -- all scored to put Baltimore up 7-0.

Wolf gave up nine hits to the 16 batters he faced, and his only two strikeouts ended the first with the bases loaded after the Orioles had already scored twice.

"They came out and they jumped on him early," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "He made a good pitch down, they hit it. He made pitches up, they hit it, they found holes. ... They put the ball in play and made something happen."

Gonzalez (8-3) allowed eight hits and one run in 6 2-3 innings. He left after his 104th pitch, when Ian Kinsler had a sac fly for the first Texas run.

"It was a really mature outing tonight because a lot of guys get too fast," manager Buck Showalter said. "He kept his tempo and kept pitching like it was 0-0, and I thought that was key."

In 20 career road games (18 starts), Gonzalez's 2.83 ERA is the lowest for AL starting pitchers with at least 100 innings since the beginning of the 2012 season. He also worked into at least the sixth in his 23rd consecutive start, the third-longest active streak in the majors.

"I've started off a little slow and building up throughout the whole year and I think that's what counts," Gonzalez said. "Hopefully I can keep it going and keep our team in good ballgames and win some more."

Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his majors-best 35th save.

The Rangers have lost six of their past seven games, and slipped a half-game behind Baltimore for the AL's second wild-card spot. The Orioles are in third place in the AL West, 3
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