DETROIT (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have taken a different
approach this season under new manager Lee Mazzilli.
They're using big hits and aggressive baserunning to produce
runs."That's just something that Mazzilli kind of brought to us,"
said Larry Bigbie, who drove in three runs and stole a base in
Saturday night's 8-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.Miguel Tejada homered for the third straight game, and the
Orioles had four stolen bases."We want to run the bases aggressively and keep the pressure on
their defense and get some hits," Bigbie said."We made some things happen on the bases," Mazzilli said. "We
moved `em over, and we got the hits we needed."Daniel Cabrera (3-1) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven
hits in five innings for the win. He walked four and struck out
three.John Parrish gave up one run and two hits in four innings in
relief for his first major league save."We battled tonight," Jerry Hairston said. "Guys swung the
bat pretty good and the young kid, Cabrera, and John Parrish did a
great job. Just a good game all around."Baltimore got to Jeremy Bonderman (4-4) early, pounding him for
seven runs and 10 hits in just 2 1-3 innings."It's obvious That he wasn't sharp today," Tigers manager Alan
Trammell said. "When he felt behind many of the hitters and they
got seven runs in the first three innings, it's two nights in a
row. It's very difficult to play catch up all the time."The Orioles took a 1-0 lead in the first on Rafael Palmeiro's
RBI single, which moved him into 17th place in career RBI with
1,716. He was tied with Cap Anson at 1,715.The Tigers tied it in their half on Ivan Rodriguez's run-scoring
double.Baltimore came right back with four in the top of the second off
Bonderman to take a 5-1 lead.B.J. Surhoff singled to right, Luis Matos walked and Bigbie hit
an RBI single to make it 2-1. After Luis Lopez's sacrifice moved up
the runners, Hairston doubled to left to drive in two runs.
Hairston stole third, and scored one out later on Tejada's single.Baltimore added two more in the third on Bigbie's two-run
single.The Tigers got a run in the third on Carlos Pena's sacrifice
fly, and the fourth on Jason Smith's RBI single to make it 7-3.Detroit loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth, but Cabrera
got Brandon Inge to ground out to end the inning."Just try to get an out, try to get a ground ball," Cabrera
said.Tejada hit his eighth homer of the season off Steve Colyer to
give the Tigers an 8-3 lead.Smith, who had a career-high three hits, tripled to lead off the
ninth. One out later, Carlos Guillen drove him in with an infield
single to cap the scoring.
Baltimore's Melvin Mora extended his hitting streak to 11
games (20-for-46) by going 1-for-5. ... Detroit OF-DH Dmitri Young,
on rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Toledo, hit for the cycle
and had five RBI in Saturday night's game. He hit a three-run
homer in his first at-bat. He has been sidelined since the second
game of the season with a broken bone in his leg.