DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – Using five pitchers to win the game, Gregory Soto earned his 26th save of the year retiring the side in the bottom of the ninth as Detroit won their second straight game over the Orioles, 3-2. Joey Wentz went 5.2 innings for his second win of the year recording four strikeouts.
Detroit pounded out 10 hits as Jeimer Candelario was 4-of-4 with a run scored. Akil Baddoo had two hits for two RBI. Kerry Carpenter also had a RBI.
The first two innings were scoreless until Detroit picked up two runs in the third inning. Candelario started the inning with a single and Baddoo followed with a two-run homer to right center field for the 2-0 lead. Carpenter then made it 3-0 in the seventh on a home run as Detroit took command of the game.
Baltimore didn’t go away easily as Gunnar Henderson homered with two outs scoring two runs. The Orioles threatened in the eighth with one man on base but a double play and ground out ended it.
Soto came on in the ninth to close down the Orioles for the save. Jorge Mateo was called out on strikes for the first out and then Henderson grounded out as Ryan Mountcastle flew out to end the game.
Detroit finishes off the series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.