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WATCH: Miguel Cabrera homers twice as Detroit Tigers down Baltimore Orioles


Miguel Cabrera hit two solo homers, Casey Mize limited Baltimore to an unearned run in seven innings and the Detroit Tigers defeated the visiting Orioles 6-2 on Thursday.

Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a walk, and Eric Haase had two hits and two RBIs for the Tigers. Jeimer Candelario supplied three hits, including an RBI triple, in the opener of a four-game series.

Mize (6-5) recorded his first victory since June 26 while allowing four hits and two walks. He struck out two.

Orioles starter Alexander Wells (1-1) gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings. He walked three and fanned four.

The Orioles squandered a scoring chance in the first. Cedric Mullins led off with a triple. Following a groundout, Trey Mancini hit a comebacker and Mullins got caught in a rundown. Mullins eventually was tagged out by third baseman Candelario.

Detroit scored two runs in the bottom of the inning. Akil Baddoo drew a walk and advanced to third on Wells’ errant pickoff attempt. Jonathan Schoop’s single through a drawn-in infield knocked him in. Cabrera’s one-out single moved Schoop to third, and Haase made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly.

The Tigers scored another run in the third. Schoop hit a one-out double and moved to third on a groundout. After a walk to Cabrera, Haase ripped an RBI single through the hole. Detroit had a chance to score more, as it loaded the bases, but Willi Castro flied out to deep right-center.

Baltimore left two runners stranded in the fourth when Maikel Franco grounded out.
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Cabrera smacked his first homer of the game in the fifth, a one-out blast to the opposite field for a 4-0 Tigers advantage.

The Orioles broke through with a run in the seventh on singles by Ryan McKenna and Franco and left fielder Baddoo’s throwing error on Domingo Leyba’s flyout.

Detroit answered with a pair of two-out runs in the bottom of the inning. Cabrera hit the 497th homer of his career and 10th of the season. Haase followed with a single, and Candelario ripped an RBI triple.

Baltimore scored an eighth-inning run on Jose Cisnero’s wild pitch.

–Field Level Media

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