Jake Fox’s home run last night was the 10th by a first baseman this season, making the Orioles the last team in the majors to reach double figures at that position, according to Elias.
I’m sure that was all part of manager Buck Showalter’s plan.
You already know that the Orioles are 22-14 under Showalter. Did you also know that they’re tied with the Colorado Rockies for the third-most wins during that period? (Phillies 25, Twins 24)
The Orioles are 10-2 in series-opening games under Showalter, and 10-6 on the road. They’re 6-4-1 in their first 11 series under Showalter after winning four of their first 34 series.
Nick Markakis has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games, batting .310 (22-71) with nine RBIs.
Jeremy Guthrie is 6-3 with a 2.51 ERA in 10 starts since the All-Star break. He’s gone at least six innings in each of those outings and has accomplished that feat in 25 of his 28 starts this season. He’s tied for 11th in the AL with 183 innings pitched.
Orioles starters are 2-0 with a 2.92 in four games on this road trip. The bullpen is 1-1 with two saves and a 1.67 ERA in 10 2/3 innings, allowing only four hits in that span.
In 15 career games against the Tigers, Luke Scott is batting .420 (21-50) with five doubles, 10 homers, 23 RBIs and 13 runs scored. He has a .508 on-base percentage and a 1.120 slugging percentage.