Baltimore 3, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 18, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 42132

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 65-55 32-29 33-26 W1
Detroit 64-56 34-24 30-32 L1

Recap


Orioles 3, Tigers 2:
Chris Davis broke a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the seventh inning and Zach Britton pitched a season-high seven shutout frames as visiting Baltimore maintained its hold on the second wild card spot in the American League.

Britton (2-1), who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk earlier Saturday, allowed six hits, walked three and struck out five as the Orioles won for the 10th time in their last 14 games and improved to 23-6 in one-run contests.

Miguel Cabrera had two hits for the Tigers, who remain 1 1/2 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central.

Detroit's Rick Porcello (9-8) had his two-game home winning streak snapped. He allowed three runs, seven hits and struck out six in six-plus innings.

Pedro Strop allowed a two-run single to Jhonny Peralta in the eighth inning before Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth for his 36th save in 39 chances as the Orioles improved to 50-0 when leading after seven innings.

After Adam Jones and Matt Wieters led off the seventh with singles, Davis belted an opposite-field shot which barely cleared the left-field fence for his 19th of the season. Mark Reynolds followed with an infield hit to chase Porcello.

The Tigers threatened in the sixth when Cabrera singled and Prince Fielder walked to start the inning before Britton struck out Peralta and got Delmon Young to hit into a double play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cabrera, who walked and was hit by a pitch in his other two at-bats, is 12-for-22 in his last six games to raise his average to .332. He also has a 14-game hitting streak against the Orioles and is batting .540 (27-for-50) against them during that span. ... Strop hadn't allowed a run in 17 appearances (16 1/3 innings) since yielding two against Seattle on July 3. ... The Tigers lost for only the fourth time in their last 21 home games. ... To make room for Britton, the Orioles returned 1B Joe Mahoney to Norfolk. ... Orioles LF Nate McLouth dropped Jeff Baker's routine fly ball with two outs in the second before Britton retired Andy Dirks to end the inning. ... Detroit, which had its three-game winning streak snapped, fell to 10-6 in August.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Detroit
Zach Britton Player Rick Porcello
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Baltimore   Detroit
Nick Markakis Player Miguel Cabrera
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 8 1 11 .250 9 10 3 1 0 1
Detroit 8 0 9 .258 18 6 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Tigers have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .589 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Orioles have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .518 after a loss.