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Jimenez tries to start second half by picking up where he left off

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Jimenez tries to start second half by picking up where he left off

Tonight’s Game:

Baltimore Orioles (44-44) vs. Detroit Tigers (44-44), Comerica Park, Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

Ubaldo Jimenez (7-4, 2.81) vs. Anibal Sanchez (8-7, 4.63)

Keys to the Game:

Are the Orioles closer to the team that won 18 of 23 last month? Or are they more closer to the one that ended the first half with 10 losses in 13 games?

Can Jimenez keep up his hot pitching? In his last three starts, he's allowed just one run in 20 innings.

News and Notes:

Jimenez is 5-9 with a 4.93 ERA in 17 starts against the Tigers. He's 2-7 with a 6.80 ERA in nine starts at Comerica Park.

Current Orioles are batting just .188 against Sanchez.

The Orioles are at the .500 mark for the 11th time this season.

The Orioles lead the American League with fewest errors, 37.

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles top last season's win total with victory in Detroit

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles top last season's win total with victory in Detroit

The Orioles beat the Tigers 6-2 in the first of a four-game set in Detroit, a series that will likely determin who comes away with the top pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. 
Here are the latest news and notes.

Player Updates:

SP Aaron Brooks tossed 5.1 innings in Detroit, allowing two runs on seven hits and five walks. The starter struck failed to strike out a batter, and his ERA still sits above 6 on the season. 

OF DJ Stewart crushed his second home run of the season to increase the Orioles lead to 3-0. The former first-round pick is still hitting just .228 at the Major League level this season.

Injuries:

RP Josh Rogers, Elbow, 60-day IL, Out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, Back, 60-day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Saturday, 9/14: Orioles at Tigers, 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Sunday, 9/15: Orioles at Tigers, 1:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Monday, 9/16: Orioles at Tigers, 4:10 p.m., Comerica Park

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Orioles Roundup: Jonathan Villar's homer is on its way to Cooperstown

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Orioles Roundup: Jonathan Villar's homer is on its way to Cooperstown

The Orioles defeated the Dodgers in the second game of their three-game series. 

Here are the latest news and notes.

Player Updates:

2B Jonathan Villar will not get to keep his home run ball from Wednesday's win over the Dodgers as the score marked home run number 6,106 on the MLB season and set the league-wide record for most homers ever in a season.

Injuries:

RP Josh Rogers, Elbow, 60-day IL, Out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, Back, 60-day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Thursday, 9/12: Dodgers at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Friday, 9/13: Orioles at Tigers, 7:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Saturday, 9/14: Orioles at Tigers, 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park

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