Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Orioles Defeat Rangers 5-1 in American League Wild-Card Contest

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the American League wild-card game to advance to the playoffs for the first time since 1997.

The Orioles will meet the New York Yankees in the best-of-five AL division series that begins Oct. 7.

In the National League wild-card contest, the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3. The Cardinals will face the Washington Nationals in the first game of the division series Oct. 7.

J.J. Hardy hit a run-scoring single in the first inning and then scored on Adam Jones’s sacrifice fly in the sixth to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Nate McLouth hit a one-run single in the seventh and Manny Machado drove in Lew Ford and Robert Andino reached home on McLouth’s sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Ian Kinsler scored the Rangers’ first-inning run when Josh Hamilton grounded into a double play.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nancy Kercheval at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.