Chris Waters took his second straight no-decision in the Orioles' win on Friday. (Duane Burleson/AP)
By Nick Zaccardi / MLB.com
The Orioles jumped out to an early lead with four runs in the first three innings and never looked back. Melvin Mora led the way with a solo homer, a triple and four RBIs as the O's took the opener from the Tigers and won their third game in a row.
a-Grounded into a forceout for Hernandez, Ra in the 9th. 1-Ran for Huff in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Scott (21, Robertson, N), Millar 2 (22, Robertson, N, Jones, T), Castro, Ju 2 (2, Robertson,
N, Robertson, N), Hernandez, Ra (18, Lopez, A). 3B: Mora (2, Robertson, N). HR: Mora (18, 3rd inning
off Robertson, N, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Roberts, B 2; Mora 8; Huff 3; Hernandez, Ra 2; Millar 4; Scott 2; Castro, Ju
4. RBI: Huff 2 (82), Roberts, B (43), Mora 4 (85), Montanez (6), Castro, Ju (8). 2-out RBI: Huff 2;
Roberts, B; Mora 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis; Montanez; Huff; Castro, Ju; Quiroz. SAC:
Roberts, B. SF: Mora. GIDP: Markakis. Team RISP: 4-for-16. Team LOB: 12.
FIELDING E: Castro, Ju (2, throw). DP: (Castro, Ju-Roberts, B-Millar).
IBB: Scott (by Lopez, A), Payton (by Jones, T). Pitches-strikes:
Waters 95-58, Cormier 30-20, Johnson, Ji 22-16, Sherrill 16-7, Robertson, N 104-61, Lopez, A 24-15, Fossum 16-11, Jones, T
38-20, Beltran, F 2-1. Groundouts-flyouts: Waters 11-0, Cormier 5-0, Johnson, Ji 1-0, Sherrill 0-2, Robertson,
N 8-3, Lopez, A 0-2, Fossum 1-0, Jones, T 2-1, Beltran, F 1-0. Batters faced: Waters 23, Cormier 7, Johnson, Ji
5, Sherrill 4, Robertson, N 29, Lopez, A 7, Fossum 4, Jones, T 9, Beltran, F 1. Inherited runners-scored: Cormier
2-0, Lopez, A 2-1, Jones, T 1-1, Beltran, F 2-0. Ejections: Detroit Tigers second baseman Placido Polanco ejected
by 2B umpire Kevin Causey (9th). Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Kevin Causey. 3B: Dan Iassogna. Weather:
77 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 7 mph, L to R. T: 3:17. Att: 40,546. August 15, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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