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Orioles Continue to Slide

O's Fall 4-2 to Detroit

April 18, 2018 - 10:25 am

By Austin Medina

The Orioles have yet to find their rhythm and it’s showing on the field.

Baltimore lost 4-2 to the Tigers Tuesday night at Comerica Park in Detroit. The loss was their fourth straight and brings their record to 5-12 on the young season.

Baltimore started with Andrew Cashner and one mistake gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Victor Martinez took Cashner deep for a two-run homerun in the bottom of the second inning. In the top of the third inning, Trey Mancini hit a solo home run against Tigers pitcher Francesco Liriano.

In the fifth inning, Adam Jones singled in Craig Gentry tying the game up at 2-2. The tie didn’t hold for very long as Jeimer Candelario hit an RBI triple giving the Tigers a 3-2 lead. Cashner went six innings though the Orioles couldn’t give any more run support.

A wild pitch by Mychal Givens gave Detroit a 4-2 lead. The Tigers bullpen shutdown Baltimore, surrendering just one hit in four innings. The offensive woes continue for Baltimore and its showing up in the win/loss column.

If the Orioles want any chance to compete within the AL East, they need to wake up quickly. The Red Sox have been red hot at 14-2 and it’s only so long before the Yankees find their form. Now’s the time for the Orioles to gain some ground. They have two more games against Detroit, as the next game is Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.