A bigger meltdown.
Orioles 7, Tigers 6
The Tigers offense did what they had to do to even this series, responding to a two run homer allowed by Justin Verlander (1 GS, 5 IP, 5.40 ERA, 4.73 FIP) in the 3rd with a five run attack of their own in the 4th. Hunter, Cabrera, and Martinez reached and then JD and Nick homered to turn the tables very quickly. Verlander got them through two more innings and then we got six glorious outs from Anibal Sanchez before the Tigers added an insurance run (and cost themselves one with bad base running) and headed to the Joba-Nathan innings. Joba struggled, hitting a batter and allowing two hits, so Soria came in and piled it on, culminating in a Delmon Young bases clearing double that put the Tigers behind. They couldn’t rally and will be on the ropes Sunday with hired gun David Price (First Start of Postseason) on the hill.
The Moment: The Tigers jump all over the Orioles with 5 in the 4th.