Cabrera homers twice, Tigers outslug Orioles 10-9
SARASOTA, FL – Miguel Cabrera hit two long home runs, Alex Avila singled in the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-9 Tuesday.
Miguel Tejada went 4 for 4 for the Orioles, hitting three doubles to raise his batting average 64 points to .255.
Both of Cabrera's home runs came off Brad Bergesen. After hitting a two-run drive to left in the first inning, he added a solo shot in the fifth that cleared the high wall in center.
Scott Sizemore and Don Kelly also connected for the Tigers. Robert Andino homered for the Baltimore.
Detroit starter Dontrelle Willis gave up five runs, seven hits and four walks in 4 1-3 innings. The lefty came in with 1.20 ERA in six appearances.