The Orioles can boast about a number of impressive offensive displays this season, but their assault on Detroit Tigers pitching Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park was unrivaled. In their 13-3 thumping of the Tigers, the Orioles set a season-high in runs, the most they’ve scored since August 10, 2010, which was during Buck Showalter’s first week on the job as Orioles manager. Every Orioles starter had a hit, with home runs provided by the most likely (major league home run leader Chris Davis hit two) and unlikely (reserve catcher Taylor Teagarden had a three-run shot) heroes. And against a Detroit pitching staff that has allowed the fewest homers in the big leagues, the Orioles connected for for five homers the past two games on their way to taking two of three here. The Orioles (42-31), now a season-high 11 games over .500, earned their 16th series win, most in the major leagues. After placing an emphasis on winning series, the Orioles have lost just one of their past 10 series and have won six of their past seven. “I think we are doing a lot of things right,” said Davis, whose two homers Wednesday increased his major league-leading total to 26. “We are throwing the ball really well, getting some timely hits and scoring some runs. And obviously the defense has been huge as well. I think as a whole, we are playing really well right now.” The Orioles, who won the regular season series against Detroit, 4-2, also earned their 22nd road win of the season, most in the American League, before trekking to Toronto for a welcome day off Thursday. “Our guys grind them good,” Showalter said. “I think we’re through playing those guys, hopefully. You never look forward to playing [the Tigers]. Our guys presented themselves well and have a well-deserved off day in Canada tomorrow.” Davis, who made his first start as the designated hitter this season, tied a season high with five RBIs. He also drove in five in the Orioles’ home opener April 5 against the Minnesota Twins.
Davis hits 2 homers and Teagarden also goes deep as Orioles crush Tigers, 13-3
Baltimore Sun | Jun 20