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Orioles 8, Tigers 2
Cesar Izturis belted a solo home run in the fifth inning on Tuesday vs. the O's. (AP)
Brian Matusz confirmed the confidence placed in him, delivering a sparkling start in his MLB debut. He received plenty of support from Nick Markakis and Cesar Izturis, who both homered and collected three RBIs on the night.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (45-61)
Won 1
Baltimore 8, Detroit 2   DET
Detroit (55-50)
Lost 1
August 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
1 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 0   8 11 0
Detroit
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 0
Standings thru 8/4/09  |  Recap: BAL | DET  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Tigers stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .286
Reimold, LF 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 .277
Markakis, RF 5 2 3 3 0 0 2 .300
Jones, Ad, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .298
Huff, DH 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 .256
Mora, 3B 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .255
Wigginton, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .265
Wieters, C 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 .269
Izturis, C, SS 4 1 3 3 0 0 2 .264
Totals 36 8 11 8 5 4 14  

BATTING
2B: Roberts, B (38, Washburn), Markakis (33, Miner).
HR: Izturis, C (2, 5th inning off Washburn, 0 on, 2 out), Markakis (13, 6th inning off Washburn, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts, B 2; Wigginton; Mora; Markakis 7; Izturis, C 6; Wieters; Huff.
RBI: Markakis 3 (76), Wieters (14), Izturis, C 3 (18), Mora (28).
2-out RBI: Izturis, C 3; Mora.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts, B; Wigginton; Markakis.
GIDP: Jones, Ad, Izturis, C.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ramirez, W, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167
  a-Thomas, C, PH-CF 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .268
Polanco, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
  Santiago, R, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
Ordonez, RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .261
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .333
Thames, M, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .257
Raburn, CF-LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .264
Inge, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 .252
Laird, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .227
Everett, SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 .245
Totals 35 2 8 2 5 7 19  

a-Grounded out for Ramirez, W in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Thames, M (7, Matusz), Inge (11, Matusz), Everett (13, Matusz), Cabrera, M (24, Matusz).
TB: Inge 2; Cabrera, M 2; Polanco; Everett 2; Raburn; Thames, M 2; Ordonez 2.
RBI: Everett (32), Ordonez (33).
2-out RBI: Everett; Ordonez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett 2; Thames, M; Ramirez, W; Raburn 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
PB: Laird (7).
DP: 2 (Polanco-Everett-Cabrera, M, Everett-Polanco-Cabrera, M).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matusz (W, 1-0) 5.0 6 1 1 3 5 0 1.80
Ray 2.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 7.82
Albers, M 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.31
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Washburn (L, 8-7) 5.1 6 6 6 2 2 2 2.93
Miner 2.1 5 2 2 3 2 0 4.70
Ni, F 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45

IBB: Huff (by Miner).
HBP: Huff (by Washburn).
Pitches-strikes: Matusz 99-65, Ray 34-19, Albers, M 21-13, Washburn 90-53, Miner 57-30, Ni, F 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matusz 3-5, Ray 4-1, Albers, M 2-1, Washburn 6-4, Miner 2-3, Ni, F 2-1.
Batters faced: Matusz 24, Ray 10, Albers, M 6, Washburn 23, Miner 15, Ni, F 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Albers, M 1-0, Miner 1-1, Ni, F 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 84 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 29,295.
Venue: Comerica Park.
August 4, 2009
August 4, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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