Detroit Tigers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 5-4

Walks again doom Orioles Walking the leadoff guy is never recommended, especially in a tie game in the eighth inning.

Orioles setup man Danys Baez did it, and it came back to cost the Orioles the game. Baez issued a four-pitch walk to Carlos Guillen, who scored the go-ahead run on pinch hitter Sean Casey's single under the outstretched glove of third baseman Melvin Mora. Placido Polanco added a run-scoring infield single off Baez in the inning, and the Orioles were beat...

DETROIT -- It already had been a brutal road trip for the Orioles when manager Sam Perlozzo and trainer Richie Bancells trudged out to the mound with two outs in the fourth inning last night to check on starting pitcher Adam Loewen.

Wanting desperately to protect a two-run lead while providing some much-needed rest for a tired bullpen, Loewen opted to stay in the game despite an aching left forearm. But after the mound visit, he bore no resemblance to the pitcher who ha...

DETROIT -- A day after both benches cleared following a verbal altercation between Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada and the Detroit Tigers' battery of Jeremy Bonderman and Ivan Rodriguez, both sides said there was no lingering animosity.

"I'm not mad at anybody ... but there is no doubt in my mind that [Gary] Sheffield was thrown at on purpose," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "I don't have any ax to grind with anybody from Baltimore. I love Sam Perlozzo. He's a good gu...