Jorge Mateo homered twice and drove in five runs for the Baltimore Orioles , who beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Tuesday.
As ninth in the batting order, Mateo set career highs for a single game in home runs and RBIs. He has 10 homers and 32 RBIs this season.
Texas starter Spencer Howard (2-3) retired the first six Baltimore batters.
Howard hit Ramon Urias with a pitch in the first of the third inning and walked rookie Terrin Vavra before giving Mateo his first homer of the game on a 0-2 count.
Adley Rutschman singled in the fourth run and Ryan Mountcastle increased the lead to 5-0 with a sacrifice fly.
Pitcher Jordan Lyles (8-8) got the win after allowing his former club one run on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.
After two seasons for Lyles with Texas, the Orioles signed him last November as a free agent.
The pitcher’s shutout vanished when he had two outs in the fifth inning due to Marcus Semien’s single that drove in Colombian Meibrys Viloria from second base.
For the Rangers, the Dominicans Leody Taveras 5-1 and Ezequiel Durán 4-0. Cuban Adolis Garcia 1-0. Colombian Meibrys Viloria 4-3, two runs scored, one RBI.
For the Orioles, Venezuelans Anthony Santander 4-2, one scored, and Rougned Odor 4-0. Cuban Yusniel Diaz 1-0. The Mexican Ramón Urías 3-0, one scored. Dominican Jorge Mateo 4-2, two runs scored, five produced.
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