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Mora, Scott power Orioles to rout of Tigers

Aug 17, 2008 - 10:07 PM DETROIT (Ticker) -- Melvin Mora and Luke Scott each homered twice Sunday, powering the Baltimore Orioles to a 16-8 rout of the Detroit Tigers.

Mora connected for a solo home run in the fourth inning to snap a 5-5 tie and added a two-run blast in the eighth for his 20th homer of the season.

The third baseman finished with five hits and a career-high six RBI to pace a 22-hit attack. It was the most hits in a game for Baltimore since they had 22 on July 22, 2006, at Tampa Bay. The Orioles, winners of four of their last five games, have scored in double digits in three of their last four games.

"It was one of those days that make you really happy," Mora said. "To be able to just crush the ball against a team like Detroit is really something.

Mora had two chances to hit for the cycle, needing a triple, but doubled and homered in his last two at-bats.

"I just feel real confident when I go up to the plate," Mora said. "I know that every time up I'm going to put the ball in play and then we will see what happens."

Scott hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning to give the Orioles a 9-5 lead and later clubbed a solo shot in the seventh inning for his 21st home run.

Fernando Cabrera (2-1) pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory.

The Orioles also got a home run from Aubrey Huff, a two-run shot in the fifth inning, to take the rubber game of a three-game series.

"This was an unbelievable game," Baltimore manager Dave Trembley said. "I'm going to get a tape and play it over and over during the winter. A game like this really raises your spirits.

"Our team is so together right now. Nothing seems to bother them. They are running on all cylinders, they never give up."

Neither starter lasted long, as the Orioles jumped out to a 4-0 lead off Detroit righthander Zach Miner in the first inning. Miner was making his sixth start for the Tigers since joining the rotation after the All-Star break and had boasted a 3-1 mark in those starts with a 2.15 ERA.

Miner departed with one out in the second inning, allowing five runs and six hits while walking four.

"I felt good. Nothing different than normal," Miner said. "It was just one of those days. Made some pitches, they got a couple hits, they got a couple more hits and then it was kind of over before you even realize it's started. Nothing different than usual. Obviously, the result was not good."

Miner's counterpart, Garrett Olson, did not fare much better, leaving with two outs in the second after surrendering five runs and four hits along with three walks.

Casey Fossum (2-1) relieved Miner and took the loss after pitching two innings. He was tagged for four runs and three hits, including homers to Mora and Scott.

"Everything we threw up there, they hit it hard," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "We came back. But when you let them put up three four-spots within the first four, five innings, eventually it takes the wind out of your sails."

Nick Markakis added three hits while Huff and Kevin Millar each drove in a pair of runs for the Orioles.

Edgar Renteria had four hits for the Tigers, who concluded a 4-6 homestand and fell to 5-11 in August.

"It's just one of those days. It happens," Leyland said. "It was a total wipeout day for our pitchers that we pitched today. Tough, tough day for all of them."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BALTIMORE 4 1 0 4 4 0 1 2 0 16 22 1
    DETROIT 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 15 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BAL - GARRETT OLSON, ALBERTO CASTILLO (2ND), FERNANDO CABRERA (3RD),
    LANCE CORMIER (6TH), JAMIE WALKER (8TH) AND RAMON HERNANDEZ,
    GUILLERMO QUIROZ (8TH)
    DET - ZACH

    Aug 17 4:40 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA AND RYAN
    RABURN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B INGE ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 16
    DETROIT 8 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: D SARDINHA (.114, 1-FOR-4)

    Orioles 16, Tigers 8  Bot 9, 0 OutsAug 17 4:37 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MELVIN MORA (20) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF FRANCIS BELTRAN SCORED NICK MARKAKIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 16, DETROIT 6
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.303, 2-FOR-2, 3 BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Orioles 16, Tigers 6  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 17 4:15 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY MELVIN MORA ALLOWED EDGAR RENTERIA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D SARDINHA ON SECOND, R RABURN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 14
    DETROIT 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.300, 1-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Orioles 14, Tigers 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 17 4:07 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LUKE SCOTT (21) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF FRANCIS BELTRAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 14, DETROIT 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: R HERNANDEZ (.256, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Orioles 14, Tigers 5  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 17 3:49 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY AUBREY HUFF (26) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF AQUILINO LOPEZ SCORED MELVIN MORA.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 13, DETROIT 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: K MILLAR (.248, 1-FOR-1, 2 BB, 2 RBI)

    Orioles 13, Tigers 5  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 17 3:09 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MELVIN MORA SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS AND NICK
    MARKAKIS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M MORA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 11
    DETROIT 5 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.302, 1-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Orioles 11, Tigers 5  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 17 3:08 PM
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    Orioles 9, Tigers 5  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 17 3:01 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY LUKE SCOTT (20) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF CASEY FOSSUM SCORED AUBREY HUFF AND KEVIN MILLAR.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 9, DETROIT 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: R HERNANDEZ (.254, 0-FOR-2, RBI)

    Orioles 9, Tigers 5  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 17 2:45 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MELVIN MORA (19) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    4TH OFF CASEY FOSSUM.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6, DETROIT 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.302, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Orioles 6, Tigers 5  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 17 2:39 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, G SHEFFIELD ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 5
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.236, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 5, Tigers 5  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 17 2:16 PM
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    Orioles 5, Tigers 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 17 2:10 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY SHEFFIELD SCORED BRANDON INGE AND CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G SHEFFIELD ON FIRST, P POLANCO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 5
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.298, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Orioles 5, Tigers 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 17 2:10 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO PLACIDO POLANCO SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P POLANCO ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON SECOND,
    B INGE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 5
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.224, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 5, Tigers 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 17 2:08 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO KEVIN MILLAR SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K MILLAR ON FIRST, A HUFF ON SECOND, N
    MARKAKIS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 5
    DETROIT 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: L SCOTT (.269, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 5, Tigers 1  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 17 1:44 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.237, 21 HR, 46 RBI)

    Orioles 4, Tigers 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 17 1:32 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BALTIMORE 4 4 5 0
    DETROIT 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: BAL - GARRETT OLSON
    DET - ZACH MINER

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.300, 15 HR, 44 RBI)
    P POLANCO (.311, 7 HR, 46 RBI)
    G SHEFFIELD (.224, 12 HR, 37

    Orioles 4, Tigers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 17 1:23 PM