Found August 18, 2012 on
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Rick Porcello was good enough to earn at least a no decision Saturday night, unfortunately though his offense didn’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to them.
The Tigers left a total of six runners on base and hit into three double-plays as they fell to the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 from Comerica Park.
Porcello, who’s been largely inconsistent this season went six strong innings striking out six and walking only one while taking his 8th loss on the year. His only blemish came in the 7th inning when Chris Davis hit a three run shot to put the O’s ahead for good.
Meanwhile Baltimore starter Zach Britton kept the Tigers hitters looking silly all night.
Britton who carried a 1-1 record with a 8.10 ERA into the game struck out five and allowed no runs in seven innings of work. He also got Peralta, Avila and Delmon Young to all ground into double plays effectively ending any threat the Tigers were able to muster.
Detroit attempted to a comeback late when Peralta was able to score...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
63-55, 2nd place, 2.5 games (that’s what you get for taking a day off) behind CWS, 1 game behind WC
There’s been a lot of talk as of late regarding Miguel Cabrera’s MVP candidacy. In fact, it seems as if the local papers have received an edict to write about it daily. And they make strong arguments in his favor. But MLive’s Josh Slagter made a fantastic point in an article...
BOYS IN BLUE
Mark Reynolds blasted the umpires who overturned a call during the Orioles' loss to the Tigers. He clearly was unhappy.
DETROIT -- Al Alburquerque's comeback from surgery on his right(pitching) elbow has suffered a minor setback.He was in Detroit on Saturday and diagnosed with minorinflammation in the elbow by team doctors.Alburquerque, who's been on a minor-league rehab assignmentsince July 24, said he felt some tenderness in the elbow after throwing 44pitches over 2 23 innings for the Toledo...
A couple of weeks ago the Baltimore Orioles grabbed first place in the wild card race. Winning 4 of their last 5 series things were looking promising in Baltimore.
But then two straight 5-3 losses and the Orioles are teetering on the edge of the playoffs. Manny Machado has cooled and can’t seem to hit like he was just a week ago. Mark Reynolds and Omar Quintanilla too have seemingly...
At 64-57, the Detroit Tigers continue to stumble their way through the 2012 season with only one stretch of dominant baseball on their resume. What’s worse is that the Tigers failed to take advantage of the Royals sweeping the division leading White Sox this past weekend. As a result, the Tigers remain 1.5 games out of first place in the modest AL Central.
With 41 games left on...
January is a safe time to talk about baseball. There are no games on the schedule, no performances to track. The dead of winter makes a very comfortable backdrop against which to make declarations, bold predictions and lofty promises.
Few are the wintertime bon mots that get remembered much past spring training. Even fewer are those that actually come true.
The Tigers winter...
The Baltimore Orioles recalled left-hander Zach Britton from Class AAA Norfolk and optioned infielder Joe Mahoney to the Tides, the club announced Saturday. Britton will start Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers. Britton is 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA in five starts for Baltimore this year. Mahoney went 0-for-4 in two games for the Orioles.
Prince Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Fielder hit a soaring shot to right in the eighth inning to give the Tigers a 5-3 lead. He got Detroit even at 3 in the sixth with a 462-foot shot to right-center.
Joaquin Benoit (2-3) pitched a perfect eighth inning for the win. Jose Valverde gave up...
The Detroit Tigers handed Doug Fister a 5-0 lead early on Sunday with an offensive outburst in the first inning. By the fourth inning, Fister was gone ... and so was that lead.
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Think about the strangest night you’ve ever seen one baseball player have while you were at the ballpark. Maybe a player hit for the cycle or got plunked twice in one game. Could you believe it? How did you react … Continue reading →
By MICHAEL J. HAPPYFOXSportsDetroit.com
DETROIT -- As soon as he hit it, you knew it was gone.
The sound of bat-meets-ball resonating throughout Comerica Park said so.
So did where the ball eventually landed, in the seats down the right-field line, directly behind a Bell Tire advertisement plastered on a facade 400-plus feet away from home plate.
Prince Fielder's eighth...
Well, we as fans knew last night was going to be tough against the Tigers in Detroit. Obviously, it was.
Last night, the Orioles lost their first contest in their three-game set against the Tigers, 5-3. The game was frustrating on some many levels, as Tommy Hunter tossed a typical Tommy Hunter start and the bullpen could not hold a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning.
Then again, the...
That is all the Orioles need to do, it is what they have to do, and it is what they are doing.
The need to keep winning to inch ever closer to that magic number 82. After today's come-from-behind victory, and series win, in Detroit the Orioles sit at 66-55 a mere 16 games under .500. With every win the Orioles make a winning season a little less fantasy and a little more reality...