"Yeah, it's been nice. But what's our record in the six games?" Reynolds said. "It's not very good. You know, I was in the playoffs in '07 and there's nothing like it. I want to be part of a team again that gets back there and gets to play for that ring."
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"That part of my game has been frustrating," he said. "I know it's frustrating a lot of fans, and frustrating Buck probably. I'm just going to go out every day in early work and keep taking grounders and try to iron this thing out."
The error eventually led to an unearned run on a triple by Michael Young, who also had a double and a single in the game. Young flied out in the sixth and then was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the eighth, putting an end to his bid for the cycle.
All four of the Orioles' runs came via the homer. Reynolds drove in three and J.J. Hardy had one, a seventh-inning homer against Lewis.
There were two moments of levity in the Rangers' pummeling -- at least in a blooper kind of way.
On Beltre's third-inning homer, left fielder Nolan Reimold was attempting to track the ball when he inadvertently backed into the left-field wall. He was startled, but fine.
In the sixth, Josh Hamilton lost control of his bat on a swing and it headed toward Beltre near the on-deck circle. The nimble third baseman leaped over the wood as if it were a flying jump rope, and then began to chuckle.
The outcome, though, was no laughing matter for Jakubauskas and the Orioles.
"It's just frustrating," Jakubauskas said. "I don't like pitching like this. I am better than this. Bottom line. I am better than how I've been pitching lately."
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