The Baltimore Orioles were unable to continue the momentum of their St. Louis visit last night in Detroit. At least in the immediacy of last night – there are still two more games in the series. Jordan Lyles took the loss, but despite his numbers he did keep the Orioles in the ballgame. Lyle’s line: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 6 K.
Lyles held Detroit scoreless through two, but they got on the board in the third. Cabrera’s RBI-double gave Detroit a 1-0 lead. Cabrera would come up again in the sixth, and smack a solo homer to extend the lead to 2-0. Later in the inning Torkelson would reach on an error, scoring two more.
Trailing 4-0 into the later innings, the Birds did try to rally. Trey Mancini and Anthony Santander would both smack solo homer runs to cut the Detroit lead to 4-2. The Orioles would also load the bases in the ninth, however two straight strikeouts ended the game, and the Birds fell 4-2 in the Motor City.
Before the game the Orioles put Ryan Mountcastle on the 10-day IL with left wrist/forearm discomfort. Mountcastle missed the last two games in St. Louis, and the team felt he wasn’t healing quickly enough. The hope is that he’s able to return as soon as he comes off the IL.
The series continues this afternoon at Comerica Park. Bruce Zimmerman gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Detroit’s Michael Pineda. Game time is set for just after 4 PM.