Miguel Cabrera leads Tigers past Orioles

Miguel Cabrera leads Tigers past Orioles
Posted at 11:05 PM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 23:05:22-04

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in five runs and the Detroit Tigers snapped a three-game skid with a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

Cabrera finished with three hits and has 11 homers in 34 games at Camden Yards.

Francisco Liriano (3-1) allowed three runs and six hits with one strikeout and two walks over 6 1/3 innings. He has beaten Baltimore twice this year.

Victor Martinez hit a solo homer off Darren O'Day in the ninth that gave the Tigers some breathing room.

Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs for the Orioles, who have lost 12 of their last 14 games. Baltimore can still salvage its first series win at home Sunday.

Detroit snapped a streak of 22 scoreless innings when Nicholas Castellanos hit an RBI single in the first.

The Tigers extended their lead to 5-0 in the second off Andrew Cashner (1-4) on an RBI single by Leonys Martin and a three-run shot by Cabrera.

Cabrera increased the margin to 7-0 with a two-run double in the fourth.

Cashner allowed seven runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks over four innings, his shortest outing of the season.

Baltimore finally got on the board in the fifth on a fielder's choice by Craig Gentry. The Tigers extended the lead to 8-1 on an RBI single by James McCann off Pedro Araujo in the seventh.

The Orioles closed the gap when Warwick Saupold hit Chance Sisco and walked Jace Peterson with the bases loaded. Joe Jimenez entered and allowed a two-run singe to Manny Machado that cut the margin to 8-5.

The game was delayed 30 minutes because of rain.

   Orioles: OF Joey Rickard was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and started in right field. The move provided Baltimore with a four-man bench. LHP Tanner Scott was optioned to the Tides.

   Orioles: 3B Tim Beckham (groin) is traveling to the team's spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla. to begin rehab Sunday. Beckham, who underwent surgery Thursday, is not expected to begin playing games for at least six weeks.

   Tigers: LHP Daniel Norris (0-1, 4.91 ERA) threw out of the bullpen Wednesday in a double-header against the Pirates, allowing a run and two hits with pair of strikes and a walk over two innings.
   Orioles: Kevin Gausman (1-2, 4.66 ERA) allowed four runs and two hits over eight innings in his last start against Cleveland, his longest outing since last September. He has posted a 3.24 ERA in his past four starts after allowing six runs in the season opener.