With 162 games to be played, the major league baseball season is a grind.
The Detroit Tigers will try to stretch their winning streak to five games on Saturday when they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the third contest of a weekend series at Camden Yards. He's filling in for Michael Fulmer, who's now on the disabled list with a bad elbow. He allowed seven runs, five earned, in two-plus innings last night and has gone 14 straight starts without a win. It was his third slam of the season and seventh of his career. Miley has two starts and a 7.36 ERA over 11 innings against the Tigers. After a sacrifice bunt by Ian Kinsler, Adduci walked, setting the table for Upton's heroics.
The home run was his sixth extra-base hit with the Orioles.
With Britton still on the team, it also gives the ball club a much better chance of re-signing the Most Valuable Player from last year's playoff team.
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With Shane Greene unavailable after three straight saves, Bruce Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth.
Finally, a reward for Verlander.
Although no decision has been announced on the status of Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman, it seems highly likely that he will be moved out of the club's starting rotation and into the bullpen. The last time Machado hit a home run was on July 7 in Minnesota - he actually hit two that day. He allowed three runs on five hits. Markakis took Adam Conley (4-4) deep in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 4-3. And, Chris Davis actually struck out four times, earning a golden sombrero. It's been frustrating for him.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt provided the bulk of the offense in his team's 10-8 victory over the Cubs on Thursday. We have all the information you need to know right here so you don't miss a second of the action. Seth Smith had the only other hit. That wouldn't be a problem if Verlander was same pitcher he was in his prime, but he's clearly not. Joseph turned his body to avoid the pitch. The umpire at first base, crew chief Jeff Nelson, ruled that Joseph swung.
Justin Verlander might want to keep his suitcases close.