By Dave Hart

Orioles 9, Tigers 3 – The Tigers continued their latest tailspin, losing to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers took 2-0 lead in the top of the sixth before Baltimore scored three runs in the bottom half of the sixth, one in the seventh and five in the eighth inning.

The Orioles were paced by Jonathan Schoop with a grand-slam home run and five RBIs while Matt Wieters homered and knocked in two runs.

Miguel Cabrera paced Detroit with a two-run home run while Victor Martinez doubled and knocked in a run.Eye on the D

Detroit’s starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez took the loss, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out four batters in six innings.

The Tigers are now 15-21 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit will look to avoid the sweep with a win on Sunday afternoon against the Orioles.

Record: 15-21

4th Place in AL Central Division (8.5 games behind Chicago)

5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 132

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 135

Next Game: 05/15/2016 @ Baltimore Orioles 1:35 p.m. @ Camden Yards

Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera HR (5) 2 RBI (16), Victor Martinez 2B (11) RBI (21), Ian Kinsler 2B (7).

Pitching stats: Anibal Sanchez L (3-4) 6 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 4 K.