Baltimore (32-21) at Detroit (25-26)

Mostly Cloudy Currently: Detroit, MI, US
Temp: 78° F
  • Game info: 7:05 pm EDT Fri Jun 3, 2005
  • TV: CSN, FSD
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The Baltimore Orioles look for a measure of revenge as they open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

The Orioles were cruising, winners of three straight and eight of 11, before being swept for the first time this season in three games by the Tigers at Camden Yards last weekend. Detroit won each game by two runs, coming back from a 6-1 deficit to beat Baltimore 8-6 on Sunday.

The Orioles followed that series with a four-game split against Boston to open a season-high 13-game road trip.

Closer B.J. Ryan served up a game-winning home run to Boston’s David Ortiz in the ninth inning of Baltimore’s 6-4 loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.

The Tigers went into their last series against Baltimore with a four-game losing streak, but now they’re on a roll.

For the third time in five days, Detroit pulled off a late-inning comeback Thursday, this time scoring twice in the ninth and once in the 10th to beat the Texas Rangers 6-5.

“I remember when we used to score runs early in games,” Tigers manager Alan Trammell said. “I like that better, but I’ll take this. Our last three wins have been nail-biters, but we’ve got them in the right column.”

Craig Monroe singled home Ivan Rodriguez with the winning run in the 10th for Detroit.

After coming from behind to beat Baltimore on Sunday, the Tigers snapped Texas’ nine-game winning streak Wednesday night by scoring five runs in the seventh.

“It’s easy to win a game when you blow a team out,” Brandon Inge said. “But when you win games like this, it really gives you a boost of confidence. I don’t know why it is happening, but I don’t care, as long as they end like this.”

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