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Recap: Orioles 1, Tigers 5
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: June 17, 2013 7:08 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - Chris Davis hit a line drive over a high wall in right-center against one of baseball's best pitchers, giving him a major-league leading 24th homer.

It wasn't enough.

Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore 5-1 on Monday night.

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The Orioles have been able to overcome ranking among the worst in pitching because they've been one of the best at the plate, but that formula didn't help them have success in the series opener at Detroit.

Davis struck out with the bases loaded in the fifth and the Orioles down by two runs, swinging and missing on a pivotal opportunity.

``He was just coming after me,' Davis said. ``Of course, when you're throwing 96, 97, 98, that helps.'

Scherzer became the first pitcher to begin a season 10-0 - with all decisions coming in starts - since Clemens went 11-0 for Toronto in 1997, according to STATS. And Scherzer is the first to have at least six strikeouts in his first 14 starts in a season since Martinez did it in 2001 with Boston, STATS said.

He allowed one run and seven hits in six innings.

``We shouldn't think that he was picking on us,' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ``He's a really good one.'

Jake Arrieta (1-2) allowed five hits on 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings, and was sent to Triple-A Norfolk after the game with a 7.23 ERA.

``Stuff has never been an issue with Jake, it's just command,' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

With two on and none out in the fifth, Arrieta struck out Cabrera on a wild pitch that allowed two runners to get into scoring position. Victor Martinez hit a sacrifice fly and Jhonny Peralta's RBI single to give Detroit a four-run cushion in the fifth, chasing Arrieta.

``I just wasn't very good,' Arrieta said. ``That's pretty much all I need to say.'

Scherzer's start ended after finishing off the sixth inning with two strikeouts, giving him at least 10 in a game for the fifth time this year.

Scherzer lowered his ERA to 3.08 this season for the AL Central leaders. He is the second pitcher in Detroit history to start this strong since 1909, when George Mullin was 11-0 with one victory as a reliever, the Elias Sports Bureau said in information provided by the Tigers.

Drew Smyly followed with three hitless innings for his second save.

``We got (Scherzer's) pitch count up and got him out of there,' Showalter said. ``But Smyly is a good one, you can see why they're so high on him.'

Detroit began the game leading baseball with an average of 5.72 runs per game at home and almost scored that much through five innings.

Austin Jackson led off with a single and scored on Cabrera's seemingly effortless swing, an opposite-field drive that cleared a high wall in right-center for his 19th homer to make it 2-0.

``I watched the replay on video a couple times and by his swing, you think it might be a fly ball to right field,' Arrieta said. ``But with the strength he has in his swing, a swing like that on that ball ends up in the seats.'

NOTES: The Orioles are planning to start LHP Zach Britton in place of ailing RHP Jason Hammel on Tuesday night against Detroit and RHP Justin Verlander. ... Orioles Miguel Gonzalez left the team Monday to be with his wife, who is expecting their first child, but Showalter said the team might not put him on paternity leave.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Orioles at Tigers
Mon, Jun 17 Final 1 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Orioles at Tigers
Tue, Jun 18 Final 5 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Orioles at Tigers
Wed, Jun 19 Final 13 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BAL  +170   -125   8.5 
 DET  -185   +105   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BAL  +165   -120   8.5 
 DET  -190   +100   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BAL  25%   13%   77% 
 DET  75%   87%   23% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 2 Under: 6 
 BAL 4 Cover: +107 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Jun 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 10 Cover: +100 
 BAL 3 Over: 13 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 31, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 5 Over: 12 
 BAL 7 Cover: +120 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Monday, Jun 17
 
    Orioles at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Royals at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Cardinals
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Mariners at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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