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Tigers Look To Even Up Series With Orioles

(Sports Network) - Former first-round draft pick Jeremy Guthrie can reach 10 victories for the third straight season tonight when the Baltimore Orioles head to Comerica Park for the middle game of a three-game weekend set with the Detroit Tigers.

The 31-year-old Oregon native, the 22nd overall pick by the Cleveland Indians in 2002, failed to win a game in 16 appearances with the Tribe between 2004 and 2006 before earning seven wins with the Orioles in '07.

He reached 10 victories for the first time over 30 starts in 2008 and repeated the feat in 33 starts last season.

Win No. 9 of 2010 came Sept. 4 against Tampa Bay as Guthrie allowed six hits and two runs in seven innings of the Orioles' 8-4 win. The win was his sixth in 14 home starts in 2010.

Guthrie is 1-1 in six career games -- three starts -- against Detroit with a 4.44 earned run average.

Baltimore's Matt Wieters and Adam Jones each drove in a run in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Orioles over the Tigers, 6-3, in Friday's opener.

Jake Fox hit a two-run homer for the Orioles, who have won five of six. Kevin Millwood went six innings in the start, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits.

David Hernandez (6-8) tossed a scoreless seventh to record the win.

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs for the Tigers, who had a three-game win streak snapped.

Armando Galarraga lasted seven frames in the start, giving up three runs on four hits. Phil Coke (7-5) was charged with both runs in the eighth to take the loss.

For Detroit, fellow former first-round draft pick Max Scherzer can make it two straight 2010 wins against the Orioles.

The 11th overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006, Scherzer was winless in 16 games with the Diamondbacks in 2008 before going 9-11 with them a season ago.

He's posted a career-best 10 wins so far in 2010, including a July 7 triumph over the Orioles in which he allowed six hits and a run in seven innings for a 4-2 decision.

Scherzer has won his last three decisions overall, scattering 12 hits and three runs in 21 innings against theNew York Yankees, Cleveland and Toronto between Aug. 16-26.

His last two starts, both no-decisions, have seen Scherzer allow 13 hits and five runs in 16 1/3 innings.

The Tigers swept a three-game set from the O's earlier in the year and have won eight of the last 10 meetings.