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Porcello Gets The Loss Despite Solid Pitching

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Rick Porcello on the mound for the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello on the mound for the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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DETROIT — Zach Britton had his best start of the season when the Baltimore Orioles needed it the most.

Britton threw seven scoreless innings, Chris Davis hit a three-run homer and the Orioles snapped the Detroit Tigers four-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

Britton (2-1) allowed six hits, struck out five and walked three as Baltimore won for the fourth time in six games to remain in control of the second wild-card spot in the American League. The left-hander recorded his longest start of the season after opening the year on the disabled list and spending more than a month at Triple-A Norfolk.

“The defense played great and [catcher] Matt [Wieters] called a great game,” Britton said.

“It gave me confidence.”

Adam Jones and Wieters opened the seventh inning with consecutive singles off Rick Porcello (9-8). Davis then drove a 1-1 pitch to left for his 19th homer, snapping a scoreless tie.

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