Baltimore 8, Detroit 6

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 43215

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 6 14 0
Baltimore 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 14 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 45-43 22-20 23-23 L1
Baltimore 46-41 23-21 23-20 W1


Orioles 8, Tigers 6 (13): Taylor Teagarden hit a walk-off homer off Joaquin Benoit in the bottom of the 13th inning as host Baltimore snapped the Tigers’ six-game winning streak.

After J.J. Hardy broke an 0-for-28 skid with a solo blast to tie the game with one out, Jim Thome struck out before Adam Jones was hit by a pitch. Teagarden then homered just over the right field fence in his second at-bat with the Orioles.

Kevin Gregg (3-2) earned the win for Baltimore, which ended its three-game losing streak and won its 10th straight extra-inning game.

Both closers blew saves in the game, which featured 16 pitchers and lasted 4 hours and 43 minutes. Detroit tied the game with three runs on four hits and an error in the top of the ninth against Jim Johnson.

The Tigers took their first lead of the game in the 11th on Alex Avila’s two-out RBI single, but the Orioles answered in the bottom half of the inning on Jones’ run-scoring single off Jose Valverde.

Quintin Berry drove in Danny Worth in the top of the 13th inning before Baltimore rallied against Benoit (1-2).

Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen gave up an RBI double to Prince Fielder in the first inning before retiring 15 straight batters. Chen allowed two hits over six innings on a career-high 108 pitches.

Baltimore scored in the bottom half of the first on Thome’s RBI double off Max Scherzer, who allowed four runs over five innings.

The Orioles took the lead on Robert Andino’s two-out, two-run blast to left field in the second inning before extending their lead in the third when Jones scored on Chris Davis’ ground out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel, who exited Friday’s game in the fourth inning, will miss at least one start with a right knee injury. … Scherzer has allowed a team-high 17 homers this season. … The Orioles unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer prior to the game. … Nick Markakis had a career-high three doubles, giving him four in his last two games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Baltimore
Max Scherzer Player Wei-Yin Chen
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 2
7.20 ERA 1.50
Detroit   Baltimore
Quintin Berry Player Adam Jones
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 14 0 18 .269 23 10 6 3 0 0
Baltimore 14 3 27 .298 24 8 8 9 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Orioles have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Tigers have a W/L % of .422 after a win and .605 after a loss.
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