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Jul 4, 2010 - 10:58 PM By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer

Baltimore (24-56) at Detroit (43-36), 1:05 p.m. EDT

Detroit Tigers rookie Andy Oliver didn't have much success on the road while trying to earn his first major league win, but he might have better luck in his home debut Monday against the majors' worst team.

As he searches for that milestone victory, Oliver will try to help the Tigers continue their recent success at Comerica Park in the opener of a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles.

In his debut June 25 against Atlanta, Oliver allowed two runs and five hits over six innings in a 3-1 defeat. He was then hurt by three unearned runs during Wednesday's 5-1 loss to Minnesota.

Oliver (0-2, 3.00 ERA) gave up five runs overall and eight hits over six innings while striking out six.

"I was struggling to get ahead in the first couple innings," he told the Tigers' official website.

The left-hander will try to stay ahead this time in his first home game and help the Tigers (43-37) to their 13th win in 15 games there.

Detroit opened a nine-game homestand by winning its fifth straight series at Comerica. The Tigers, though, were denied a sweep of Seattle with Sunday's 8-1 loss after going 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position.

"We had 10 hits, but didn't get the killer hits," manager Jim Leyland said. "A lot of hits, no runs, didn't pitch well, that's the end of the game."

They could have better success against the Orioles, who are a major league-worst 9-31 on the road.

Baltimore (25-56) is also winless in 16 straight road series dating back to September and opened a 10-game trip by losing two of three to a short-handed Boston team. The Orioles avoided the sweep Sunday by limiting the Red Sox to three hits in a 6-1 win.

Kevin Millwood (2-8, 5.40) will try to help his team to back-to-back road victories for only the second time this season. While he's won consecutive decisions after losing his first eight, the veteran right-hander has mainly been helped by the 15 runs the Orioles have provided in his last three starts.

Millwood, who has a 6.75 ERA over that stretch, avoided a loss to Oakland on Wednesday because Baltimore rallied for a 9-6 win. He gave up six runs - all in the fourth inning - and was hurt by a pair of errors during that frame.

"Stuff like that happens. It's kind of odd that it seems to happen in Millwood's starts a lot," infielder and All-Star Ty Wigginton told the team's website. "I think every time he's pitched, something bizarre has happened."

Millwood has lost in two of his last three starts in Detroit, including his previous trip there with Texas on May 21, 2009. He's 2-2 with a 2.83 ERA in five outings there and 4-5 with a 3.65 ERA in 13 overall matchups versus the Tigers.

The Tigers have won five of six against the Orioles and are 9-4 at home against them since the start of the 2006 season.






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    Orioles 9, Tigers 12  FinalJul 6 9:25 AM


  • Tigers 12, Orioles 9 - FINAL
    BALTIMORE ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    C Patterson lf 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .290
    M Tejada 3b 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 .278
    N Markakis rf 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 .304
    T Wigginton dh 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .251
    A Jones cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269
    M Wieters c 5 0 2 2 0 0 1 .239
    J Fox 1

    Jul 5 4:50 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT WIETERS SCORED TY WIGGINTON AND NICK
    MARKAKIS
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M WIETERS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 9
    DETROIT 12 TOP,9TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J FOX (.219, 2-FOR-4, HR, RBI)

    Orioles 9, Tigers 12  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 5 4:44 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED BRENNAN BOESCH AND MAGGLIO
    ORDONEZ
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B INGE ON SECOND, C GUILLEN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 7
    DETROIT 12 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: A AVILA (.229, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Orioles 7, Tigers 12  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 5 4:14 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED AUSTIN JACKSON
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 7
    DETROIT 10 BOTTOM,5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.342, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Orioles 7, Tigers 10  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 5 3:27 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY AUSTIN JACKSON SCORED RAMON SANTIAGO
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A JACKSON ON THIRD, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 7
    DETROIT 9 BOTTOM,5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: J DAMON (.272, 3-FOR-3)

    Orioles 7, Tigers 9  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 5 3:24 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JAKE FOX (4) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF EDDIE BONINE.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 7, DETROIT 8
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J LUGO (.243, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Orioles 7, Tigers 8  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 5 2:30 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED BRENNAN BOESCH
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B INGE ON FIRST, C GUILLEN ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6
    DETROIT 8 BOTTOM,2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: A AVILA (.227, 0-FOR-1, RBI)

    Orioles 6, Tigers 8  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 5 2:23 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA AND JOHNNY
    DAMON
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GUILLEN ON FIRST, B BOESCH ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6
    DETROIT 7 BOTTOM,2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.262, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Orioles 6, Tigers 7  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 5 2:21 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY EDDIE BONINE ALLOWED NICK MARKAKIS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, T WIGGINTON ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6
    DETROIT 5 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A JONES (.269, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 6, Tigers 5  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 5 2:05 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TY WIGGINTON SCORED MIGUEL TEJADA
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T WIGGINTON ON SECOND, N MARKAKIS ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 5
    DETROIT 5 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A JONES (.269, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 5, Tigers 5  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 5 2:03 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BRANDON INGE ALLOWED CESAR IZTURIS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M TEJADA ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    DETROIT 5 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.306, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 4, Tigers 5  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 5 1:56 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CESAR IZTURIS SCORED JULIO LUGO
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C IZTURIS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 3
    DETROIT 5 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C PATTERSON (.291, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 3, Tigers 5  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 5 1:50 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JULIO LUGO SCORED JAKE FOX
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LUGO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 2
    DETROIT 5 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C IZTURIS (.245, 0 HR, 12 RBI)

    Orioles 2, Tigers 5  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 5 1:47 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY ALEX AVILA SCORED CARLOS GUILLEN
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B INGE ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R SANTIAGO (.274, 2 HR, 12 RBI)

    Orioles 1, Tigers 5  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 5 1:37 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED BRENNAN BOESCH
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B INGE ON SECOND, C GUILLEN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: A AVILA (.228, 3 HR, 11 RBI)

    Orioles 1, Tigers 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 5 1:34 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C GUILLEN ON FIRST, B BOESCH ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    DETROIT 3 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.259, 6 HR, 33 RBI)

    Orioles 1, Tigers 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 5 1:31 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ AND JOHNNY
    DAMON
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B BOESCH (.345, 12 HR, 46 RBI)

    Orioles 1, Tigers 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 5 1:28 PM


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


    CURRENT PITCHERS: BAL - KEVIN MILLWOOD
    DET - ANDY OLIVER

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: A JACKSON (.305, 1 HR, 19 RBI)
    J DAMON (.264, 4 HR, 22 RBI)
    M ORDONEZ (.312, 10 HR, 50 RBI)

    Orioles 1, Tigers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 5 1:15 PM
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    Orioles vs. TigersJul 5 9:17 AM