Craig Monroe broke open a scoreless contest with a two-out grand slam in the 12th inning, lifting the Tigers over the Orioles. The homer was Monroe's third hit of the game. Justin Verlander allowed three hits while striking out five over seven strong innings.
Seven Baltimore pitchers combined for 11 shutout innings, but Kurt Birkins gave up four runs in the 12th as the Orioles lost to the Tigers. O's starter Adam Loewen tossed five solid frames, while center fielder Corey Patterson collected a pair of hits.
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