UPDATE: 9:13 p.m.
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Stick a fork in 'em.
UPDATE: 8:51 p.m.
Soria, bullpen collapse. Tigers look like toast.
UPDATE: 8:44 p.m.
singles, Adam Jones
scores from second. 6-3 Baltimore. One out. RHP Joakim Soria
relieves Chamberlain. First baseman Steve Pearce
UPDATE: 8:41 p.m.
Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine
boots grounder, Orioles left fielder Alejandro De Aza
comes around from second to score. 5-3 Baltimore. One out.
UPDATE: 8:36 p.m.
Scherzer's finished. #JobaTime.
UPDATE: Thu. 8:29 p.m.
grounds out, Tigers trail 4-3, bottom of the eighth. Is Scherzer done? Sanchez time? Soria time?
UPDATE: Thu. 8:25 p.m.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera
hits a solo homer off reliever Darren O'Day.
Birds lead, 4-3, two outs in the top of the eighth. In comes Orioles closer Zach Britton.
Tigers switch-hitting DH Victor Martinez
up to bat, batting right-handed.
UPDATE: Thu. 8:17 p.m.
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy
homers off Max Scherzer
, Birds lead, 4-2, in the top of the eighth. Scherzer has six strikeouts, but has surrendered two home runs. Looks like a battle of the bullpens from here on out.
UPDATE: Thu. 7:11 p.m.
In the top of the fifth in Baltimore, the Tigers-Orioles slugfest has settled into something of a pitchers duel. In the last two innings, starters Max Scherzer
and Chris Tillman
have managed to keep the ball in the ballpark.
Baltimore's Nelson Cruz,
a former Texas Ranger who was the Tigers' nemesis in the 2011 American League Championship Series, has struck again, with a two-run homer in the first. The Tigers, behind back-to-back home runs from Victor Martinez
and JD Martinez
in the second, trail 3-2.
UPDATE: Thu. 7:06 p.m.
Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen
will get the start for the Orioles Friday against Justin Verlander in Baltimore.
UPDATE: Thu. 11:30 a.m.
Hobbled center fielder Rajai Davis has made the Tigers' playoff roster.
The Tigers and Orioles square off in Baltimore this afternoon in Game 1 of their best-of-five American League Divisional Series. Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer
(18-5, 3.15) gets the start against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman
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Thursday, October 2, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore (Scherzer
Friday, October 3, noon, Detroit at Baltimore (Justin Verlander
Sunday, October 5, 3:30 p.m., Baltimore at Detroit (TBA vs. David Price
Monday, Oct 6 TBA Baltimore at Detroit (TBA vs. Rick Porcello
Wednesday, Oct 8, TBA Detroit at Baltimore (Starting pitchers TBA)
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