Detroit Tigers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-5
The three-day All-Star break was supposed to refresh and recharge an Orioles team that has lost its way.
One thing it clearly didn't do was eradicate a fundamental problem that has has been a problem for the club all year: poor base running.
The Orioles had three runners thrown out on the bases and twice didn't score despite having runners on first and third and no outs. They nearly overcame the gaffes and three Detroit Tigers home runs before leaving the tying run at t...
A recap of the Orioles' 6-5 loss to the Tigers last night:
Six innings, no win
Garrett Olson lasted six innings for the first time since June 5, but he left the game with the Tigers ahead 5-4. Olson allowed seven hits, walked four and struck out five. He threw 91 pitches, 57 for strikes. Olson had a clean first inning but put runners on base in all the others. Gary Sheffield hit a two-run homer in the second, Marcus Thames had a run-scoring double in the third and Br...