Sports
5:49 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Damon gets 2,500th hit then hits game-ending homer

DETROIT – Johnny Damon followed up his 2,500th hit with a game-winning homer in the 11th inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 7-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

Austin Jackson led off the inning with a single off David Hernandez (3-7), and Damon followed with a long homer to right. Damon had singled in the third inning for his 2,500th career hit and received an ovation from the crowd of 22,532.

Ryan Perry (2-4) got the win with a scoreless inning of relief.