The Detroit Tigers finished a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles today and won the game to split the series two to two.
The Detroit Tigers just finished up a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on a high note, splitting the series two to two with a five to two victory. This victory came as a result of two timely hits and some great pitching.
Tyler Alexander was given another opportunity to start for Detroit after having a few outings earlier in the year with mixed results. Alexander didn’t disappoint this time out, going for six innings and only giving up one run. Alexander had great command of the strike zone today, recording three strikeouts and not allowing a single walk.
The bullpen did a great job relieving Alexander today as well. Jose Cisnero got into a spot of trouble but only ended up giving up one run. Buck Farmer, David McKay, and Joe Jimenez all went scoreless. Jimenez looked a little rocky, giving up three hits, but he was able to strike out two and get out of it to earn the save.
Detroit was finally able to capitalize on some baserunners in today’s game, which is something they have struggled to do all year. Jordy Mercer had a big two-run jack in the first inning, and Victor Reyes scored two more in the fifth on a two-RBI double. Detroit had fewer hits than the Orioles on the night, but they had big hits when it counted and scored five runs to get the win.
The Tigers head out to Cleveland tomorrow for a chance to play spoiler to the Indians, who are still in the hunt for a wild card spot. There has been no starter announced yet for Detroit, but it seems fair to assume that Matthew Boyd will get the ball. The first game of the series will start at 7:10 p.m. EST.