Detroit 4, Baltimore 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Ed Hickox,
Attendance - 30439

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 46-43 22-20 24-23 W1
Baltimore 46-42 23-22 23-20 L1

Recap

Tigers 4, Orioles 0: Justin Verlander rebounded from his poor showing in the All-Star Game with eight solid innings as visiting Detroit won for the seventh time in eight games.

Verlander (10-5) allowed three hits and two walks while fanning eight to improve to 7-0 in 10 career starts against Baltimore.

Austin Jackson’s leadoff homer started Verlander on his way to his fifth win in six starts. The Detroit ace allowed five first-inning runs while starting last Tuesday’s All-Star Game for the American League.

Miguel Cabrera added his 20th homer in the ninth for Detroit. Jose Valverde worked the bottom of the ninth in a non-save situation.

Jackson led off the game with a homer to right-center field. The Tigers added a second-inning run as Brennan Boesch doubled to left center, moved to third on a wild pitch by Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) and scored on a single to right-center by Jhonny Peralta.

The Tigers increased the lead to 3-0 in the sixth on a two-out single by Alex Avila.

Gonzalez allowed three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings in his second big-league start. He walked five and struck out three.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit scored 11 two-out runs in the series. … Orioles RHP Jason Hammel was placed on the disabled list Sunday and will undergo knee surgery to remove floating cartilage. He will be sidelined a minimum of three to four weeks. … Jackson has scored at least one run in 12 consecutive games, equaling the longest streak by a Detroit player since Rocky Colavito scored in 12 straight games in 1961. … Baltimore 2B Robert Andino left in the sixth inning after injuring his left shoulder while making a diving attempt on Avila’s single.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Baltimore
Justin Verlander Player Miguel Gonzalez
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 5.2
8 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 4.76
Hitting
Detroit   Baltimore
Miguel Cabrera Player Jim Thome
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.400 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 9 2 17 .273 16 6 4 7 0 0
Baltimore 4 0 5 .133 6 8 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Orioles have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Tigers have a W/L % of .422 after a win and .614 after a loss.