Vladimir Guerrero tied the game, 5-5, in the bottom of the seventh with a single into right field off Tigers reliever Enrique Gonzalez that scored Brian Roberts and gave the Orioles’ designated hitter two RBIs tonight.
Third base coach John Russell sent Roberts, and right fielder Brennan Boesch’s throw almost went into the Orioles dugout, allowing Guerrero to take second.
Gonzalez walked Luke Scott intentionally to load the bases with one out, and Adam Jones hit a long sacrifice fly to center.
Orioles 6, Tigers 5.
Jones has a bunt single, two-run homer, sacrifice fly and stolen base.
Instant update: Mark Reynolds followed with a two-run double to left field, giving him three RBIs. He had two before tonight.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland is going to his bullpen again.
Reminder for people who keep asking about J.J. Hardy: He was a late scratch and we won’t know why until after the game.
The three Orioles pitchers tonight - Chris Tillman, Jeremy Accardo and Jim Johnson - have 3.38 ERAs. I couldn’t get anyone with the Orioles to look up the last time that’s happened.
Shortstop Manny Machado, the third overall pick in last June’s draft, is 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs in his South Atlantic League debut.