It started out promising...the O's scored in the first inning but then were shut down in a 5-1 loss to the Rangers on Monday night.
Adam Jones' RBI single was all the Birds could muster as they were held to just four hits all night, all singles except for a Nate McLouth double in the first (he scored on Jones' single).
Miguel Gonzalez (5-3) lasted just five innings, surrendering four runs on eight hits and three walks, fanning two in the loss. J.C. Romero doesn't seem to be the left-handed solution out of the 'pen, as he surrendered another run in the ninth.
With the loss, the O's (66-56) fell six games behind the Yankees in the East, and two games behind the Rays in the Wild Card race, though they still hold the second spot. Chris Tillman looks to bounce back tonight and put the Birds back into the win column.