It wasn't Mike Maroth's best outing of the season, but it certainly wasn't bad.
Maroth was plagued again by minimal run support (none, to be exact) and that coupled with a pair of early home runs put the Tigers in a big hole.
Maroth gave up 3 runs in the first 2 innings, but then settled down, not allowing another run until the 8th inning, when he allowed 2 more O's runners to score - although that was probably more due to fatigue than poor pitching. Maroth gave up all 5 Baltimore runs over 7 2/3 innings, with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Rodrigo Lopez had no struggles whatsoever, pitching a gem. Lopez went the distance, allowing just 3 Tiger hits; none for extra bases. Lopez also struck out 7 in his 14th win of the year.
The O's offense was led by Miguel Tejada, who had another monster game against the Tigers. Tejada went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI, including his 32nd Home Run of the season. B.J. Surhoff also added a Home Run for Baltimore.
The Tigers continue their freefall to close out the year, as the team is now 18 games under .500 at 68-86. They now will host a 3-game set with Chicago on Monday, with Gary Knotts facing Jason Grilli. Game time is 7:05pm.