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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