Miguel Cabrera, Tigers Slam Orioles

Detroit Tigers newsThe Detroit Tigers scored eight runs in the fourth inning including a  Miguel Cabrera grand slam  to beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3.

The Tigers slammed five home runs off Baltimore pitching, including shots by Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta, Prince Fielder, Alex Avila,  and Cabrera.

Cabrera’s home run was his 17th of the season and trails only Chris Davis who has 19 home runs for the American League lead.

Cabrera already leads the American League in batting average (.369) and  RBI with (65).  Cabrera is attempting to repeat as Triple Crown winner.

Orioles starter Jason Hammel after back to back to back home runs by Martinez, Peralta and Avila. Hammel at the next better  Matt Tuiasosopo with a pitch and was immediately tossed by home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt.

“I’m not going to make a big deal of it. I hit him with a slider,” Hammel said. “Zero intent there to hit him. Obviously I give up three home runs, but I’m not the guy that answers getting hit around with hitting somebody. That’s bush league if you ask me. It was a mistake. A slider that got away.”

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander (7-4) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings to win his third straight start and improve to 8-0 lifetime against Baltimore