BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (WTVB) - The Tigers rallied last night with 4 runs in top of the ninth to beat the Orioles 4-1 at Baltimore, where this afternoon Detroit will try to make it a sweep of the 3-game series. The Tiger’s unlikely comeback last night was highlighted by Miguel Cabrera’s three-run homer which was followed by a solo shot off the bat of Victor Martinez.
The outburst also featured a replay after pinch-runner Rajai Davis was called out attempting to steal second base. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus challenged the call and umpires ruled Davis was safe at second.
Baltimore closer Tommy Hunter then got two straight outs and the Tigers were down to their last strike when Torii Hunter worked a one-two count into a walk. Two pitches later, Cabrera connected. Justin Miller pitched one inning for his first major league win while Joe Nathan notched his ninth save for the Tigers.
Justin Verlander gets the start for Detroit this afternoon and then after a day off tomorrow, the road trip continues with the Tigers taking on the Red Sox with a 3-game series beginning Friday night at Fenway Park.
The Chicago White Sox were shutout 11-0 last night at Oakland while the Cubs lost 4-3 in 12-innings at St. Louis.