Collins snaps skid with 2 HRs, Tigers beat Orioles 5-4

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The Orioles are now 8-7 in one-run games, and 16-9 in games decided by two runs or fewer. The only other player with at least 10 strikeouts in eight straight starts was Pedro Martinez for Boston in 1999.

Boyd retired the next batter, but Adam Jones and Manny Machado hit back-to-back doubles. After J.D. Martinez walked with one out in the bottom of the inning, Victor Martinez drilled his third homer of the season into the right-field stands.

Tyler Collins snapped an 0-for-30 skid in style, hitting two home runs for the Detroit Tigers in a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. The 11-time All-Star is batting just.248 this season with four home runs and 15 RBIs. Amid a bunch of brutal losses, if Davis is able to keep hitting as he's done lately, that will be a good sign for this year's team going forward. Fulmer did not factor into the decision in either of his two starts against the Orioles previous year, permitting seven runs (six earned) over 11 1/3 innings.

Smith's home run was something of a remarkable one in that, before hitting it, he had fouled a ball off of his face.

"I don't have any mixed feelings about that game", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

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Hunter Renfroe hit his eighth home run of the season for San Diego. "You don't enjoy one like that unless you win it".

Davis' 18th career multi-homer game allowed Baltimore (23-14) to survive a 5-hour, 19-minute marathon in which it squandered leads of six and three runs. "You don't get paid just to put a good swing and hit the ball right at people, because at the end of the day, fans, everybody is going to say that you're struggling, but the reality is that you're hitting the ball good, right at people".

McCullers limited Miami to three hits in six innings. Mazara and Andrus combined for three hits, three RBI and two runs on Thursday.

Camden Yards has always been a haven for the Orioles, though since they left there just over a week ago, the quality starting pitching that helped them to a league-leading start has been somewhere else entirely.

Sure, they don't look much like a.590 team right now, and it's concerning they're losing ground to the Yankees, now two games back, but sometimes, a bad road trip is a bad road trip. Tillman (1-0, 2.89) has made two starts since recovering from right shoulder bursitis, but hasn't thrown more than five innings in a game yet. MASN's Roch Kubatko said Machado suffered the discomfort while fouling off a couple of pitches in Wednesday's game. But an improvement from an offense that ranked 20th in runs scored during April, given the Orioles' lineup, was inevitable.

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