Detroit sports glance: Tigers let five-run lead slip away, lose to Baltimore Orioles

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Orioles 7, Tigers 5 – The Baltimore Orioles scored seven unanswered runs to defeat the Tigers in comeback fashion on Thursday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Baltimore scored two runs in the sixth inning and five in the seventh to take a two-run advantage.

The Orioles were paced by Jonathan Schoop with a single, triple and three RBIs while Chris Davis added a double and two RBIs.

Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera paced the Tigers with two RBIs each while Jarrod Saltalamacchia chipped in with a solo homer.Eye on the D

Detroit’s starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey took a no decision, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings.

The Tigers are now 15-19 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit will look to even its series against the Orioles with a win on Friday night.

Record: 15-19

4th Place in AL Central Division (7.5 games behind Chicago)

4.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 133

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 136

Next Game: 05/13/2016 @ Baltimore Orioles 7:05 p.m. @ Camden Yards

Hitting stats: Jarrod Saltalamacchia HR (7) RBI (18), Victor Martinez 2 RBI (20), Miguel Cabrera 2 RBI (16), J.D. Martinez 2B (6), Justin Upton 2B (8).

Pitching stats: Justin Wilson L (0-1) .2 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 0 K, Mike Pelfrey 5.1 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 5 K.

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