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.