Collins snaps skid with 2 HRs, Tigers beat Orioles 5-4
- Author: Rosalie Stanley May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 0:40
Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game at Detroit.
Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis (19) is congratulated after his two-run home run during the 13th inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Detroit. "Now he's actually driving the ball", Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said.
Last Friday was the first time Tigers' right fielder J.D Martinez had played all season because of a sprained foot.
It was a day for hitting home runs.
Michael Pineda (4-2) allowed three runs and six hits with two walks over six-plus innings.
Alex Avila replaced Cabrera at first base, and J.D. Martinez moved up three spots to hit third in the batting order.
The Tigers played a 13-inning game against the Orioles on Tuesday night, which concluded with Baltimore coming out victorious, 13-11.
The Orioles led 7-1 after scoring seven runs in the third, but they squandered that big advantage and needed Mark Trumbo's solo shot with two outs in the ninth just to force extra innings. The 33-year-old Dominican allowed four runs on five hits in 7 2/3 frames and has been highly inconsistent on the road, pairing 10 2/3 scoreless innings over two appearances (one start) with two other away outings in which he has surrendered 12 runs (11 earned) over 7 2/3 frames.
In the fifth inning, Adam Jones broke what was then a 3-3 tie with a solo home run that just barely scraped over the fence in left field. "Three pitches I left up in the zone, and two of them they hit out of the park and it cost me today".
The Orioles have lost six of seven, although all six of those defeats were by one run.
"The first month of the season, pitching kind of offset some of the challenges we had offensively", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "Those shut-down innings haven't been there for us and to get the opportunity to go back in the dugout and try to add on".
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Tigers are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -130 to win, while the Baltimore Orioles are listed with a money line of +110 to win. He was able to stay in the game.
The Detroit Tigers designated hitter slugged a go-ahead, two-run homer in his final game of the week and J.D. Martinez supplied a three-run blast in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday afternoon.
BRAVES 8, BLUE JAYS 4: Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run first inning, and host Atlanta held on after Freddie Freeman left with an injury. He'll face Miami left-hander Justin Nicolino (0-0, 1.50).