It was another bad display of baseball in the first inning for the Orioles, who fell behind 4-0, but just got three runs back in the top of the second.

In the top of the first inning, they loaded the bases on Scott Feldman, who allowed a one-out single to Ty Wigginton, a one-out walk to Nick Markakis and then a two-out walk to Luke Scott. He was clearly searching for his command, and his pitch count was already at 24 when Matt Wieters stepped to the plate.

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So what does Wieters do? He swings at the first pitch, a 90 mph fastball that was pretty much neck high, and grounds weakly to first. Inning over.

The Rangers then sent nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the first against rookie left-hander Brian Matusz, who wasn't solely to blame, but it certainly didn't help walking leadoff man Elvis Andrus and falling behind several other hitters, including Nelson Cruz, who bashed a 2-0 changeup over the wall for a three-run homer.

But second baseman Wigginton should have probably caught Michael Young's blooper, and he certainly has to stop booting routine grounders, like the one from Joaquin Arias that prolonged the inning.

Wigginton did redeem himself a bit with an RBI single in the second after Corey Patterson connected for a two-run double. But even that inning has to be a little maddening for Orioles fans because of how it ended.

Feldman was again on the ropes as the Orioles had a man on second and one out. And Markakis grounds out on the first pitch, and then Miguel Tejada lines out on the first pitch to strand the potential tying run at third.

How about taking a pitch?

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