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Avila, Porcello shine
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Tigers 7, Orioles 3
Rick Porcello allowed two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings on Thursday. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Alex Avila made his Major League debut in front of his family and friends -- not to mention his father, Tigers assistant GM Al Avila -- and did not disappoint. Avila stroked two hits, including an RBI double, and scored a run to back fellow rookie Rick Porcello, who won his 10th decision.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (45-63)
Lost 2
Detroit 7, Baltimore 3   DET
Detroit (57-50)
Won 2
August 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0   3 7 0
Detroit
0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 X   7 13 0
Standings thru 8/6/09  |  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 .283
Reimold, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .274
Markakis, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .298
Huff, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .256
Wigginton, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 .267
Scott, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .270
Wieters, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .268
Pie, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .240
Andino, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .220
Totals 33 3 7 3 4 3 17  

BATTING
2B: Wigginton (14, Porcello), Wieters (7, Lyon).
TB: Reimold; Roberts, B; Wigginton 3; Wieters 2; Huff; Pie.
RBI: Pie (11), Wigginton (31), Huff (66).
2-out RBI: Pie; Wigginton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts, B 2; Scott 2.
GIDP: Huff.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 .257
Polanco, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .264
Thomas, C, LF-RF 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 .270
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .330
Guillen, DH 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .226
Ordonez, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .264
  Raburn, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Inge, 3B 4 2 2 2 0 1 2 .255
Avila, C 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500
Santiago, R, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .252
Totals 37 7 13 7 5 4 18  

BATTING
2B: Granderson (12, Hernandez, Da), Avila (1, Hernandez, Da), Thomas, C (9, Johnson, J).
3B: Santiago, R (2, Hernandez, Da).
HR: Inge (22, 2nd inning off Hernandez, Da, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Inge 5; Avila 3; Guillen 2; Polanco 2; Santiago, R 3; Thomas, C 2; Ordonez; Granderson 3.
RBI: Inge 2 (61), Granderson 2 (52), Polanco (50), Avila (1), Thomas, C (30).
2-out RBI: Granderson 2; Polanco; Avila.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, M; Santiago, R; Ordonez; Inge; Raburn.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Polanco-Santiago, R-Cabrera, M).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, Da (L, 3-4) 3.0 7 5 5 2 1 1 3.96
Bass 3.0 5 2 2 2 2 0 4.62
Baez 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.27
Johnson, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.22
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Porcello (W, 10-7) 5.2 4 2 2 3 1 0 4.30
Ni, F 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25
Seay 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.44
Lyon (S, 1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.12

WP: Bass.
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, Da 81-48, Bass 62-35, Baez 16-9, Johnson, J 17-10, Porcello 85-48, Ni, F 10-7, Seay 21-13, Lyon 15-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, Da 3-4, Bass 5-1, Baez 1-1, Johnson, J 1-1, Porcello 9-4, Ni, F 2-1, Seay 0-0, Lyon 1-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez, Da 18, Bass 16, Baez 4, Johnson, J 4, Porcello 23, Ni, F 4, Seay 4, Lyon 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Ni, F 1-0, Lyon 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 2:42.
Att: 31,165.
Venue: Comerica Park.
August 6, 2009
August 6, 2009

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