Bonderman rocked, O's win again 8-4

While his ERA was slightly behind Nate Robertson's, Jeremy Bonderman has been arguably the Tigers best starter through the first 2 months of the season. Unfortunately, he didn't show it Saturday night against the Orioles, as the O's had him figured out from the first pitch, and everything went downhill from there.

Jeremy Bonderman, for whatever reason, just wasn't on tonight. No matter what he threw, it didn't fool the Oriole hitters, as they made contact with just about everything he threw. Bonderman only made it 2 1/3 innings, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits. Because of the outing, Bonderman's ERA jumped almost an entire run (from 4.66 to 5.55).

Youngster Daniel Cabrera was the starter for the Orioles, and while not real impressive, he still was able to stay out of trouble and earn the win his 3rd of the year. After 5 innings, John Parrish relieved him and pitched the final 4 to earn his first save of the year.

Ivan Rodriguez had a pair of long doubles off the right field wall as he went 3-for-5, and Jason Smith also had 3 hits in his first start for the Tigers. Besides those two however, there wasn't much worth mentioning offensively.

For Baltimore Larry Bigbie had 3 RBI, and Miguel Tejada had a pair of hits to go along with 2 RBI.

The finale takes place Sunday afternoon. Another youngster, Erik Bedard takes the mound for the O's, going up against Mike Maroth. Game time is 1:05pm. NOTES: Dmitri Young was originally slated to make his return on Monday, but in his rehab assignment for Toledo on Saturday, Young went 4-for-5, hitting for the cycle for the Mudhens. Nothing is for sure, but the possibility remains that Young could re-appear for the Tigers on Sunday.

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