Detroit Tigers Beat Baltimore 4-3 In 11 Innings
When Miguel Cabrera blasted a long two-run homer in the first inning, it looked like it was going to be a good night for the Tigers. As it turned out, it was. It just took a bit longer than usual for the Tigers to get win #91 and keep pace with the Texas Rangers for a chance at home field advantage in the Divisional Playoffs.
Rick Porcello started for the Tigers and was a bit shaky, but managed to hold the Orioles to 3 runs in 7 innings. The bullpen took over from there and despite some difficulty, kept Baltimore off the scoreboard. Phil Coke, Joaquin Benoit, Jose Valverde and Ryan Perry each worked an inning. Perry got the win as Detroit scored in the bottom of the 11th. The Tigers got the winner in as Brandon Inge started the inning with a base on balls. He was replaced by pinch-runner Danny Worth. Delmon Young popped up for the first out. Miguel Cabrera singled to put Worth in scoring position on second base. Victor Martinez then lined one down the third baseline to drive home Worth with the game winner.
The Tigers and Orioles will play again tomorrow night in Detroit, Justin Verlander will go for win #25 in his last regular season start. 7:05 pm first pitch.