Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 7/15/12
Justin Verlander pitched 8 shutout innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 at Camden Yards to win the weekend series. He tallied 8 SOs and only walked 2 batters, while giving the bullpen a much-needed rest. Austin Jackson started the afternoon off right when he promptly hit a walk-off home run, and the Tigers never looked back. Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila also recorded RBIs, while Miguel Cabrera added an insurance run in the 8th. Ramon Santiago had an efficient game as he walked twice and executed a perfect sacrifice bunt. Jose Valverde relieved Justin Verlander, who threw 117 pitches, in the 9th and only gave up 1 single while finishing the game out. The Tigers are back at home tomorrow as they begin a series against the Angels at 7:05 ET. Rick Porcello (6-5, 4.47 ERA) will toe the rubber against Ervin Santana (4-9, 5.75).
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