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Orioles open second half with 3-1 win over the Rangers in Texas
Orioles open second half with 3-1 win over the Rangers in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — The last time the Orioles had played at Rangers Ballpark, the night ended with a celebration in the visitor's clubhouse after they beat Texas in the first American League wild-card game. Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, who has long been one of the faces of the organization, was unable to participate in last year’s playoff run because of a broken left thumb. The Orioles held out hope that he could return if the club went to the World Series. Instead, he had to settle for dousing teammates with champagne with a plastic bag over the cast on his left hand as the Orioles celebrated here. In his first game back at Rangers Ballpark on Friday night,...

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