Rangers' Snyder returns to haunt Orioles
BALTIMORE (AP) Texas first baseman Brandon Snyder homered and had a career-high six RBIs against his former team as the Rangers beat Baltimore 14-3 on Monday to end the Orioles' five-game winning streak.
Snyder, the Orioles' top draft choice in 2005, hit a two-run single in the second inning, a three-run drive in the sixth and an RBI single during a seven-run ninth.
Texas starter Matt Harrison (4-2) gave up six hits but only one walk in seven innings.
Orioles starter Brian Matusz (1-4) yielded seven runs in five-plus innings, leaving Baltimore in a 7-0 hole in the sixth.
In Cleveland, Michael Brantley and Casey Kotchman drove in three runs each for the American League Central-leading Cleveland as they took the opener of a double-header against Chicago.
Cleveland's Zach McAllister, called up from the minor-league Columbus Clippers for his fifth big-league start, pitched six innings for his first major league win. He allowed just two earned runs.
The Indians pounded Phil Humber (1-2) , who hasn't been sharp since pitching the 21st perfect game in major league history on April 21. Since then, he has allowed 20 runs in 13 1-3 innings and gone 0-2 with a no-decision.
Updated May 7, 2012