The Rangers picked up the opening day win by defeating the Orioles by a score of 9-3. Jeff Kunkle pitched the first 5 innings and allowed one run. Lou Rodriguez, Dan Hendrickson, and Jason Witt finished up the game with one inning each.
The Rangers scored 3 more runs in the sixth inning and broke it open in the 8th inning with 5 more. Dan Hendrickson and Mike Knieriem each picked up 2 rbis.