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MLB – The Tigers Get A Good Win

Posted on May 16, 2016 in Professional Sports News.

J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs off reliever Darren O’Day in the eighth inning as the Tigers avoided a four-game sweep with a 6-5 win over the Orioles yesterday afternoon.

Detroit had lost 11 of 12 games and was poised for another setback after Manny Machado’s two-run home run in the fifth off starter Michael Fulmer put Baltimore up, 5-4.

O’Day (2-1) nearly struck out Martinez to end the eighth, but the home-plate umpire ruled Martinez checked his swing on a 2-2 pitch.

Martinez hammered the next pitch over the center-field wall.

One pitch later, Cabrera knocked his sixth home run.

Ian Kinsler also went deep for Detroit in the fourth inning.

 

The Tigers head home for a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins starting tonight.

The opening pitch is at 7:10.

Jordan Zimmermann will start for Detroit and the Twins will send out Jose Berrios.

By:  Mike Plourde     –     for Great Lakes Radio Sports

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