With starter Drew Smyly going on the disabled list with a ribcage strain, long reliever Luis Marte got the call from Triple-A Toledo and will have the chance to build on what was a solid nine-outing stint with the big club earlier in the season. "We sent Marte out when we had to adjust the roster a little bit, he didn't really do anything wrong, so I said 'Bring Marte back,'" Leyland said. "I thought that was only fair. He was kind of first in the pecking order. Doing good, doing fine. I just thought that was unfair to do it that way." Marte, who recorded one out with one pitch in the ninth Saturday, allowed one earned run in 5 1/3 innings with Toledo after being sent down just before the All-Star break. Jacob Turner is stepping in to take Smyly's scheduled start against the Angels on Tuesday. Austin Jackson's 16-game hitting streak, a career high, came to an end Saturday. He had hit .391 (27-for-69) during the streak, but went 0-for-6 with three extra-innings opportunities. Orioles: Hello, Teagarden
Catcher Taylor Teagarden already got in his Orioles debut Saturday, and it was quite the introduction -- a two-run game-winning homer is a great way to say hello to new friends. Acquired from the Rangers in the offseason, but on the shelf since sustaining a Spring Training back injury, Teagarden is expected to start Sunday's game after being activated from the 60-day DL just in time for his Saturday heroics. Ronny Paulino was assigned outright to Triple-A Norfolk with Teagarden's arrival, and he has 72 hours to decide to accept the assignment. Orioles manager Buck Showalter hopes Paulino does take advantage of the greater playing time available to him in Norfolk. "I think catching more consistently will help him, too. With Teagarden, the good news is he's healthy and active finally," Showalter said. Teagarden, expected to provide solid defense while spotting starter Matt Wieters, batted .250 in nine Minor League rehab games at three different levels. Gonzalez is making the Sunday start to give Chris Tillman, who had back spasms on Thursday, an extra day of rest. Tillman made his season debut with the Orioles with eight shutout innings July 4 at Seattle. Worth noting
The six-game season series is now tied, 3-3. The Tigers will host the Orioles on Aug. 17-19 at Comerica Park. Following Sunday's game, the Tigers head home for a key seven-game homestand that features four games against the Angels and three against the White Sox. The Orioles hit the road for a pair of four-game series, first at Minnesota and then at Cleveland.