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Rangers in Baltimore: Home Sweet Homer

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    BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 30: Mitch Moreland #18 of the Texas Rangers rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Texas won the game 8-6. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

    The Rangers once resided near Baltimore. They usually have a good time going back.

    Last night, it was home sweet home run.

    Continuing a long trend of offensive outbursts in Camden Yards, the Rangers hit four long balls in an 8-6 win Tuesday night. Texas, which was born into baseball in nearby Washington, D.C., has a knack for making memories on the Eastern Seaboard.

    The Rangers have hit eight homers in the past two nights. Impressive, until you compare it to past accomplishments. They scored 30 runs in a game here in 2007, and Josh Hamilton produced his epic, four-homer night in the same park in 2013.

    Last night’s homer hero was Mitch Moreland, who again knocked a couple out of the park. He hit two-run homers in the 2nd and 8th innings, duplicating his two-homer game from Monday. It’s the eighth time in franchise history a player has hit multiple homers in consecutive games.

    Moreland now leads the Rangers with 14 homers, all but one of them coming since May 16.

    On Sunday Moreland was one of the goats in a loss to Toronto, going 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position. Nothing a little trip to Baltimore can’t cure.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.