Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers Live Blog: Results and Analysis

Daniel Williams@@dwill3Contributor IIIJune 19, 2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 18: J.J. Hardy #2 of the Baltimore Orioles, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run that drove in Matt Wieters #32, rear, against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning at Comerica Park on June 18, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 5-2. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Orioles blasted the Detroit Tigers 13-3 in the rubber match of their three-game series Wednesday afternoon.

Chris Davis hit two home runs and knocked in five RBI en route to the series win. Adam Jones added three RBI and scored twice. Backup catcher Taylor Teagarden contributed a 3-run home run in the fourth inning.

Chris Tillman improved his record to 8-2 without his best stuff on the hill. He finished the day with three earned runs on seven hits through five innings. He also walked three and struck out only one on 101 pitches.

Rick Porcello gave up six runs on nine hits through six innings, though didn't pitch poorly. He only had one rough inning in which he gave up six runs on seven hits in the fourth. He went on to retire the last seven hitters he faced.

The teams split the first two games of the series, the Tigers taking the first game 5-1 and Baltimore securing the second 5-2. Today's win gave Baltimore the win in the season series, having taken four of their six meetings.

The Tigers (39-31) are just 10-11 in their last 21 games and hold a four-game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. Baltimore (42-31) earned their AL-best 22nd road win of the year.

Baltimore will travel to Toronto for a 3-game weekend series with the Blue Jays starting Friday. The Tigers will host the Boston Red Sox for a four-game series starting Thursday.


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