Orioles tame Tigers with another eighth inning burst

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 03, 2014 4:28 PM

(Reuters) - The Baltimore Orioles rallied for a 7-6 win as the Detroit Tigers suffered another eighth inning collapse on Friday, giving the Orioles a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League division series.

After scoring eight runs in the eighth inning to key a 12-3 Game One win on Thursday, the Orioles followed the same script in a Game Two matinee at Baltimore's Camden Yards pushing across four runs in the eighth to once again stun the Tigers.

Trailing 6-3, Steve Pearce started the Orioles comeback with an RBI single before Delmon Young slammed bases-loaded double, scoring three more runs to leave the capacity crowd on its feet roaring in delight.

The series now shifts to the Motor City for Game Three on Sunday.

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto, editing by Gene Cherry)