Baltimore 7, Detroit 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 19, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 40511

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 66-55 32-29 34-26 W2
Detroit 64-57 34-25 30-32 L2

Recap


Orioles 7, Tigers 5: Nate McLouth ripped a two-run triple in the fourth inning as visiting Baltimore erased an early five-run deficit to take two of three from Detroit.

Chris Davis belted his 20th homer by going deep for the second straight game and J.J. Hardy added a two-run double for the Orioles, who have won nine of 13 overall. Baltimore has emerged victorious in 11 of its last 15 on the road and secured its fourth straight series away from home.

After Jhonny Peralta's three-run homer highlighted the Tigers' five-run first inning, the Orioles answered with a four-run second - capped by Hardy's double to left field.

McLouth gave Baltimore a 6-5 lead in the fourth inning when his triple to right-center field plated Nick Markakis and Hardy. Adam Jones promptly sent McLouth home for an insurance run with a single.

Wei-Yin Chen (12-7) settled down after a 41-pitch first inning to record his fourth win in five starts. Chen exited after five frames, but three relievers scattered two hits over three scoreless frames before Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 37th save.

After recording quality starts in seven straight appearances, Doug Fister (7-8) allowed seven earned runs - matching his total from the previous five starts combined. Fister departed after 3 2/3 innings to take the loss.

Omar Infante homered and Jeff Baker added an RBI double for the Tigers, who fell for the second time at home after winning 17 of its previous 21.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sunday's contest marked the third time in 18 games the Orioles have overcome a five-run deficit to win. ... Baltimore evened its season series with Detroit at three wins apiece. ... The Orioles will continue their road trip when they begin their three-game set versus Texas on Monday. ... Detroit will enjoy a day off before starting a three-game series against visiting Toronto on Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Detroit
Wei-Yin Chen Player Doug Fister
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 3.2
4 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 8
9.00 ERA 17.18
Hitting
Baltimore   Detroit
Mark ReynoldsPlayer Austin Jackson
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 9 1 16 .257 12 9 7 5 0 1
Detroit 9 2 17 .257 16 7 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Tigers have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Orioles have a W/L % of .569 after a win and .518 after a loss.