Baltimore Orioles defeat Detroit Tigers, 7-4

A recap of the Orioles' 7-4 win over the Tigers last night: Early gift The Orioles took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, with a little help from the Tigers.

Shortstop Edgar Renteria misplayed Adam Jones' pop-up for a two-base error - credit Jones with nice hustle to wind up at second base after the ball deflected off Renteria's glove - and the mistake proved costly. Nick Markakis drove a ball over left fielder Matt Joyce's head for a double that easily scored Jones. T...

The way things have been going for the Orioles lately, it seemed almost inevitable that the ball would go foul. Melvin Mora's towering drive hung up in the still air on a typical summer night in Baltimore and the Orioles half-expected a freak gust of wind to send it spiraling to the left of the foul pole.

However, the ball never hooked, landing on top of the 70-foot-high foul pole before bouncing into the seats. Mora's two-run, sixth-inning homer was the key swing in th...