Detroit Tigers Win 3rd Straight, Beat Orioles 6-5
The last 8 wins for the Tigers have been of the 1-run variety. This one didn't start out very well for Max Scherzer and his Detroit teammates. Baltimore scored 5 runs in the second inning on a pair of home runs. Scherzer settled down after that and dominated the Orioles, racking up 10 strikeouts in 7 innings. The Tiger offense would respond with a single run in the 4th and then came up with a big two-out rally in the sixth.
The Tigers put together five straight hits, including a two run homer from Miguel Cabrera and a two run single from Ryan Raburn to score 5 runs and take a one run lead. Scherzer got help from the bullpen as Phil Coke struck out two in the 8th inning to retire the side with no damage and Jose Valverde recorded his 35th save in 35 opportunities. Valverde gave up a hit to start the inning, but would give the Orioles no more in preserving the Tiger win. Scherzer was credited with his 12th win of the season and the current Tiger win streak is at three.
The Cleveland Indians also continued to win, beating Minnesota tonight to stay within three games of the first-place Tigers. Detroit will wrap up their 9 game road trip tomorrow afternoon in Camden Yards in Baltimore. Doug Fister will start for the Tigers against Baltimore's JoJo Reyes. 1:35 pm first pitch.
After tomorrow's game, the Tigers come home for three games against Minnesota then three against Cleveland. It would be good to go on an extended winning streak about now.