Tigers Vs. Orioles: Justin Verlander Leads Detroit To Series Victory

Justin Verlander tossed eight shutout innings on Sunday to move to 10-5 on the season.

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Tigers Vs. Orioles Final Score: Ace Justin Verlander Dominant In 4-0 Detroit Victory

Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander wasted little time bouncing back from his All-Star Game shellacking on Sunday afternoon, as the Tigers' ace tossed eight shutout innings with three hits to pick up his 10th victory of the season.

Verlander threw 74 of his 117 pitches for strikes in the outing, and routinely confused Baltimore hitters en route to recording eight strikeouts. The strikeout total marked his eighth time this year alone where the reigning MVP has whiffed at least eight batters in a start, and bumped his season total up to 144.

With Verlander making quick work of the Orioles, Detroit hitters knew they wouldn't need to produce much in the scoring column in order to get a win. So it made perfect sense then that leadoff hitter Austin Jackson would step to the plate in the very first inning and smack a solo home run to right field on the second pitch of the game. Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila would later add RBI singles to pad the lead, before a Miguel Cabrera eighth inning blast added yet another tally, but Jackson's quick strike would prove to be all Verlander needed.

Next up for the Tigers is a big four game homestand with the Los Angeles Angels. Monday's series opener, pitting Detroit's Rick Porcello against the Angels' Ervin Santana, will be televised nationally on ESPN.

For more on the Tigers, head over to Bless You Boys. For more on the Orioles, visit Camden Chat. And for the best MLB analysis on the web, be sure to check out Baseball Nation.

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Tigers Vs. Orioles Final Score: Detroit Falls To Baltimore In 13 Innings, 8-6

The Tigers came up short in 13 innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night from Camden Yards, as a pair of blown saves from the bullpen ruined Detroit's chance at seven straight victories.

Jim Leyland's squad appeared to have the game wrapped up on two separate occasions in the extra innings, but a blown save by Jose Valverde (his fourth) in the 11th inning and then another by Joaquin Benoit (his second) in the 13 inning each negated the Tigers' due diligence with the bat. Benoit, who stayed in the game in the 13th inning after serving up a game-tying home run to Baltimore's J.J. Hardy, took the loss by yielding a two-run walk-off home run to catcher Taylor Teagarden.

Offensively, third baseman Miguel Cabrera and outfielder Quintin Berry each led the way for the Tigers with a pair of 3-for-6 nights from the plate. Berry chipped in a pair of RBI from the No. 9 spot in the lineup as well, and nearly recorded the game-winning hit in the top of the 13th before Benoit got his hands on the game.

Despite the loss, the Tigers remain just four games out of first place in the American League Central. Detroit will send a recently-roeughed up Justin Verlander to the hill on Sunday in an effort to take the three-game series.

For more on the Tigers, head over to Bless You Boys. For more Orioles coverage, visit Camden Chat. And for more MLB news and analysis, be sure to check out Baseball Nation.

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Tigers Vs. Orioles Final Score: Detroit Brings Winning Ways To Second Half With 7-2 Victory

The Detroit Tigers exploded out of the gate to start the second half of the season. Doug Fister pitched his best game of the year and Miguel Cabrera hit a team-best 19th home run as the Tigers tore through the Baltimore Orioles with a 7-2 win on Friday night.

Fister worked seven innings, striking out eight and allowing just one run on three hits. The win moved him to 3-6 for the season and dropped his ERA to 4.39.

Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta both went deep in the fifth inning, piling on four runs to Detroit's lead.

Orioles starter Jason Hammel left after three innings with a leg injury. He allowed two runs before the Tigers' bats ate into the Baltimore bullpen.

The series continues on Saturday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. from Camden Yards.

For more Detroit Tigers coverage, head over to Bless You Boys. For more on the Orioles, visit Camden Chat. And for more MLB news and analysis, be sure to check out Baseball Nation.

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