August 19, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister (58) pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Tigers Vs. Orioles: Doug Fister Roughed Up In 7-5 Detroit Loss

The Tigers dropped two out of three games to the Orioles at Comerica Park over the weekend.

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Tigers Vs. Orioles Final Score: Detroit Edged By Baltimore In Series Finale, 7-5

After coming out strong with five runs in the first inning, the Detroit Tigers still couldn't hold off the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon in a 7-5 series-ending defeat at Comerica Park.

Tigers starter Doug Fister was given a comfortable five-run lead behind first-inning home runs from Omar Infante and Jhonny Peralta, but failed to keep Baltimore hitters at bay. The lanky right-hander surrendered seven runs over his next 2.2 innings to quickly cough up his team's massive advantage. The disheartening loss officially drops him to 7-8 on the season.

Coming off losses in five of their last eight games, the Tigers will need to get things back on track Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first of a three-game set. Right-handed strikeout artist Max Scherzer will get the ball for Jim Leyland's squad to open the series.

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Tigers Vs. Orioles Final Score: Detroit Falls To Baltimore 3-2

Despite a late rally led by shortstop Jhonny Peralta, the Detroit Tigers lost to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night by a final score of 3-2.

Both the Tigers and Orioles were unable to put any runs on the board for six straight innings. Detroit starting pitcher Rick Porcello allowed just three hits going into the seventh, but center fielder Adam Jones smacked a three-run shot off Porcello in the top of the inning to give the Orioles a 3-0 lead.

The Tigers responded in the bottom of the eighth as third baseman Miguel Cabrera and outfielder Austin Jackson scored off the RBI single from Peralta. But Detroit was unable to muster another run, failing to get a batter on base in the ninth.

Porcello was given the loss, dropping his record to 9-8. The Tigers fell to 64-56 with the defeat, while the Orioles improved to 65-55. Game three of their series will be played Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Tigers vs. Orioles Final Score: Prince Fielder's Two Home Runs Help Tigers Beat Orioles 5-3

A two-run home run by Prince Fielder in the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tie and propelled the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles Friday.

Fielder's home run in the eighth was his second of the game. He also hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Fielder finished the game 2-for-3 with four RBIs.

Miguel Cabrera, who was on base for both of Fielder's home runs, also homered, connecting on a solo shot in the first. Cabrera was also 2-for-3 in the game. He and Fielder accounted for four of Detroit's five hits. Delmon Young doubled for the other.

Justin Verlander started and gave up three runs in six innings while striking out six. Octavio Dotel, Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde combined to pitch three scoreless innnings in relief. Benoit (2-3) picked up the win and Valverde picked up his 23rd save. Reliever Darren O'Day (6-1) picked up his first loss of the season in relief.

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