Baltimore Orioles defeat Detroit Tigers, 8-2

DETROIT - - In this, the Orioles' decade of darkness, the 2009 season has been brightened intermittently with the belief that hope is on the horizon.

In that regard, perhaps no night this year has signaled that potentially promising future more than Tuesday's 8-2 beating of the Detroit Tigers in which the Orioles' top draft pick from 2008 threw unhittable changeups and sliders to the club's 2007 top pick.

"This is one that everybody should take a great deal of pride ...