Orioles fading in playoff race, fall to Tigers for second straight recreation

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joey Wentz took a shutout into the sixth inning and Akil Baddoo and Kerry Carpenter homered to elevate the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night time.

Wentz (2-2) allowed two hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. It was the third time in 5 large league begins that the rookie has held the opposition scoreless.

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Baddoo’s 448-foot dwelling run within the third opened the scoring, bringing dwelling two runs. Carpenter added a solo shot within the seventh.

“I felt good the entire night time,” Carpenter stated.

Rookie standout Gunnar Henderson hit a two-run homer within the seventh for Baltimore’s first runs of the collection. The Tigers routed the Orioles 11-0 the earlier night time.

Austin Voth (5-3) allowed two runs and 6 hits in 5 innings for the Orioles, who’ve misplaced 4 of 5. Baltimore entered the night time 5 video games behind Seattle for the American League’s closing wild card.

“We’re not the one workforce that is performed this many video games,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde stated. “I believe the league’s drained. It is a part of being an enormous leaguer on the finish of September and we have got to learn to push by means of it.”

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It was a little bit of an journey for Detroit after Wentz left the sport. Alex Lange allowed a stroll however struck out Ramon Urias with two on for the ultimate out of the sixth. Joe Jimenez allowed Henderson’s two-out homer after which a single by Ryan Mountcastle. Andrew Chafin then got here on and walked a batter earlier than hanging out Adley Rutschman to finish the seventh.

“We felt like we have been on our heels,” Tigers supervisor A.J. Hinch stated. “We have been simply making an attempt to get to the end line. We had to make use of loads of guys to do it.”

Chafin yielded a leadoff single within the eighth, however a double play helped him by means of that inning. Gregory Soto labored an ideal ninth for his twenty sixth save in 28 possibilities.

The underside of Baltimore’s order did a lot of the injury. Jeimer Candelario had 4 hits within the No. 8 spot, and Baddoo had a homer and a double batting after him.


The Tigers held a information convention in Detroit to introduce Scott Harris, their new president of baseball operations. Harris outlined his imaginative and prescient for the group, which centered round three areas. The primary two are buying and retaining younger gamers, and getting essentially the most from that expertise.

His third matter of emphasis was a bit of extra particular — the strike zone.

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“It touches basically each a part of our recreation, so we will begin there. We will begin with the strike zone,” he stated. “We need to dominate the strike zone on each side of the ball.”

Detroit is twenty ninth within the main leagues in on-base share.

Harris stated he intends to rent a normal supervisor to hitch his entrance workplace sooner or later.


Tigers: Miguel Cabrera, who got here again from a biceps harm Monday, had Tuesday’s recreation off.


Detroit goes for a three-game sweep Wednesday night time when Matt Manning (2-2) takes the mound towards Baltimore’s Jordan Lyles (10-11).

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