BALTIMORE (AP) — Texas rookie Wyatt Langford became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle this season, and the Rangers routed the Baltimore Orioles 11-2 on Sunday night to snap a six-game skid.

Derek Hill homered twice and Andrew Heaney (3-9) struck out 10 in seven innings for the Rangers, who had dropped the first three games of the series to fall nine games under .500. The defending World Series champions never trailed Sunday, scoring multiple runs in the second, fourth, fifth and eighth innings.

Langford tripled in the fourth, doubled in the fifth and singled in the sixth. Then the 22-year-old outfielder hit a drive down the left-field line in the eighth for a three-run homer to make it 11-2.

It was the first career four-hit game for Langford, who was drafted last year by the Rangers with the No. 4 overall pick and made a swift rise to the majors to make Texas’ opening-day roster this season.

Cole Irvin (6-5) allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings for the AL East-leading Orioles. Irvin was impressive to begin the season but has failed to make it through five innings in three consecutive starts for a Baltimore staff that has lost Kyle Bradish, John Means and Tyler Wells to season-ending injuries.

Hill opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the second. The Orioles answered with Ryan O’Hearn’s RBI single, but the Rangers extended their lead in the fourth when Nathaniel Lowe, Andrew Knizner and Josh Smith hit RBI singles.

Baltimore’s Heston Kjerstad made it 5-2 with an RBI double. Langford then doubled home a run, Lowe hit an RBI single and Hill added a solo homer.

Orioles star Gunnar Henderson, who became the first player to commit to the All-Star Home Run Derby per an announcement during the game, struck out in all four plate appearances.


Rangers: Star shortstop Corey Seager did not play, a day after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch.


Both teams are off Monday. Texas begins a three-game home series against San Diego on Tuesday night. Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) starts for the Rangers.

The Orioles are at AL West-leading Seattle on Tuesday night, with Grayson Rodriguez (9-3) on the mound.



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