Steve Trachsel became the Orioles' first pitcher since April 12 to advance into at least the seventh when he gave up three runs in seven innings on Wednesday. The Orioles had seven hits, but couldn't get a big one when they needed it in a loss to the Tigers.
Nate Robertson retired 10 of the final 13 batters he faced in 6 2/3 innings, and Todd Jones recorded his 10th save of the season. Gary Sheffield had a four-hit game, including a home run, and Craig Monroe's solo shot made the difference.
BATTING HR: Sheffield (3, 1st inning off Trachsel, 0 on, 2 out), Monroe (3, 6th inning off Trachsel, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Sheffield 7; Ordonez; Casey; Monroe 4; Inge; Infante. RBI: Sheffield 2 (10), Monroe (16). 2-out RBI: Sheffield 2; Monroe. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson; Rodriguez. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Granderson (4, 2nd base off Trachsel/Hernandez), Sheffield (5, 2nd base off Trachsel/Hernandez). CS: Monroe (2, 2nd base by Trachsel/Hernandez), Sheffield (2, 2nd base by Ray/Hernandez). PO: Monroe (1st base by Trachsel).