Detroit Tigers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-3
Matt Wieters was just another player when he arrived at the ballpark Saturday.
The normal contingent of local news media stopped by for a few minutes. The weather permitted him to take batting practice with his major league teammates for the first time.
"This is the way I like it," Wieters said, as he went about his pre-game business.
Not that he didn't like what went on Friday, when a huge crowd braved the heavy rain and thunderheads to pack Camden Yards for his maj...
GUTS, BUT NO GLORY
Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie struck out 10 batters over six innings to become the first Orioles pitcher to record a double-digit strikeout total since Erik Bedard struck out 11 Texas Rangers on Aug. 21, 2007. Not that it did him any good in the win-loss department. He gave up three runs - two on solo home runs in the early innings - and left with the game tied.
HE'S HUMAN, SORT OF
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander came into the game with a 5...
Matt Wieters showed the world that, yes, the hype is probably justified. Luke Scott continued to hammer the ball like a dialed-in slugger in a beer-league softball game. Jeremy Guthrie even tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, holding his own against one of the hottest and best pitchers in baseball.
But the Orioles' five-game winning streak still came to an end Saturday night at Camden Yards. Baltimore rallied from an early three-run deficit but couldn't quite overcom...