Davis' error helps Rangers to 4-3 win over banged-up Orioles
Davis volunteered to play right a day after three Baltimore teammates exited a 12-inning loss to the Rangers because of injuries. Then the Orioles lost another player when left fielder Dwight Smith Jr. crashed into the wall just as he caught a fly ball by Rougned Odor not long after a 13-minute rain delay.
Smith tried to stay in the game, grounding out for the final out of the fifth after his inning-ending catch in the fourth. He tried to play defense in the bottom of the fifth, but was unable to continue before the inning started.
Shawn Kelley, a night after allowing a tying homer in the ninth inning, pitched around a walk for his seventh save as the Rangers improved to 6-0 in rubber games at home and matched their season best at four games over .500 (32-28).
David Hess (1-8) gave up his major league-leading 20th home run, a tying solo shot by Hunter Pence , his 12th, in the second inning. The right-hander set a career worst with his eighth consecutive loss, after losing seven straight as a rookie last year. Hess' career record dropped to 4-18 after he allowed eight hits and four runs -- three earned -- in six innings.
Trey Mancini had three hits, including his 13th homer on a solo shot in the first. Wilkerson had an RBI single in the fifth, and Davis added a run-scoring double in the sixth. Alberto had two hits, giving him eight in the three-game series.
Rangers: DH-OF Shin-Soo Choo sat out a day after getting hit by a pitch on his left wrist, which set up the game-winning hit in the 12th inning. Texas manager Chris Woodward said he didn't want Choo to swing a bat Thursday and was considering sitting him again Friday. ... Kiner-Falefa left after seven innings because of a jammed right middle finger.
Orioles: RHP Gabriel Ynoa (0-2, 5.06 ERA) is set for his third straight start in the opener of a three-game series at Houston on Friday night. Ynoa's first nine appearances of the season were out of the bullpen. He has allowed 10 hits and six runs -- four earned -- in nine innings as a starter.
Rangers: RHP Lance Lynn (7-4, 4.50) is set for Friday night's opener of a four-game, three-day series against Oakland. Lynn allowed a season-high eight runs in his only career appearance against the A's, an 11-5 loss on April 23.