Saturday, September 24, 2011

O's Fall To Tigers In Extras

It took Detroit 11 innings to finally topple the surging Orioles with a 4-3 walk-off victory on Friday night at Comerica Park.

It was a great battle, one that could have gone either way before Victor Martinez's walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th sealed the win for the Tigers.

Alfredo Simon went eight strong innings (tying a career-best), allowing just three runs on six hits and a walk while fanning five. The 'pen went two scoreless but couldn't hold off Detroit's potent offense in the end...

Jeremy Guthrie (9-17) takes the mound on Saturday night in search of his tenth win of the season. He'll be opposed by Cy Young favorite Justin Verlander (24-5).

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