Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Baltimore leads 2-0 (as of 5/29)

Game 1: Friday, May 28
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Game 2: Saturday, May 29
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Game 3: Sunday, May 30
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Orioles 8

(22-23, 10-10 away)

Tigers 4

(22-26, 10-13 home)

    7:05 PM ET, May 29, 2004

    Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan 

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    W: D. Cabrera (3-1)

    L: J. Bonderman (4-4)

    S: J. Parrish (1)

    Tejada's third straight game with HR

    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.

    Game notes


    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.

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