Tigers starter Michael Pineda left the game early after being hit in the hand by a line drive, but the bullpen met the challenge by completing a four-hit feat as Detroit beat the Orioles 3-0 on Saturday. Baltimore.
Eric Haase and Willy Castro homered for the Tigers, who made sure to win their first home series so far this season. Detroit’s defense contributed four double plays. Pineda withdrew the four rivals from him. However, the Dominican right-hander had to leave after a line drive by Ramon Urias hit him on his pitching hand in the second inning. Willy Peralta replaced him, and the game had to be interrupted to allow the Dominican reliever to warm up. Peralta (1-0) retired eight batters. Four more relievers finished the job. Dominican Gregory Soto resolved the ninth chapter and his fifth save was credited. The loss went to Bruce Zimmermann (2-2), who gave up two earned runs in just over six innings. For the Orioles, Venezuelans Anthony Santander 4-0, Rougned Odor 3-0. The Mexican Urías 4-1. For the Tigres, Puerto Ricans Javier Báez 4-1, Castro 2-1 with one run scored and two RBIs. The Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera 3-2. The Dominican Jeimer Candelario 3-0.