BALTIMORE – Mitch Moreland hit two home runs in a second consecutive game, and the Texas Rangers celebrated the return of Josh Hamilton by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 on Tuesday night.
Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos also went deep for the Rangers, who have hit eight home runs in the first two games of the series.
Moreland homered with a man on in the second and eighth innings. It's the eighth time in club history that a player has hit multiple home runs in consecutive games.
He leads Texas with 14 home runs and ranks second with 43 RBI.
Hamilton hit two singles and made a nice running catch of a sinking liner to left field in his eighth game of the season. He has been out since May 31 because of a strained left hamstring.
Chris Davis hit two home runs for Baltimore and Manny Machado added a solo shot. The Orioles have lost two straight following a four-game winning streak.
Colby Lewis (8-3) allowed five runs, three earned, and six hits over six innings to improve to 4-0 in six starts since May 27. Shawn Tolleson gave up a run in the ninth but picked up his 11th save.
Miguel Gonzalez (6-5) surrendered six runs and eight hits in 4⅓ innings, including a career-high tying three homers.
The Orioles jumped in front in the first inning when Texas second baseman Rougned Odor fumbled a two-out grounder and Davis homered to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
Moreland tied it in the second with his first homer after Hamilton's single.