Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.
Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 20th homer to ignite a three-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got a strong pitching performance from rookie Kevin Gausman in a 4-2 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Detroit and Baltimore are tied for the major league lead with 283 runs, and the Tigers rank first with a .278 batting average.
The Detroit Tigers offense had been quiet for much of this week.
It was a wild half inning that had a little bit of everything — three straight homers, a grand slam and eight runs before there was a single out.
Verlander (6-4, 3.68 ERA) is 2-2 with an ugly 8.69 ERA in his last four starts after going 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA in his first seven.
Those are minor quibbles with Manny Machado’s game. For a 20-year-old, he is extremely impressive.
The Chicago White Sox were five outs away from another victory when Brett Myers reared back and hurled a fastball to Nate McLouth.
The Detroit Tigers struck early in the game but did nothing after that and lose to the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Sunday.