Baltimore Orioles defeat Detroit Tigers, 16-8

DETROIT - It started early with the first five Orioles to bat getting hits, and it didn't let up until the scoreboard was so saturated with crooked numbers that it looked like it belonged next door at Ford Field, the home of the defensively challenged Detroit Lions.

By the end of the fifth inning at Comerica Park yesterday, the Orioles had scored 13 runs and collected 14 hits. By the end of the sixth, all nine starters had batted at least four times and gotten at least ...

A recap of the Orioles' 16-8 victory over the Tigers yesterday:

O, THE OFFENSE

Orioles manager Dave Trembley has a new nickname for third baseman Melvin Mora - "The Natural." "That's who he looked like to me," Trembley said. Continuing his post-All-Star-break tear, Mora went 5-for-6 with a career-high six RBIs, two home runs, two doubles and four runs. He has 20 homers and 91 RBIs for the season and eight homers and 43 RBIs in 28 games since the break. But he was har...