DETROIT (AP) -
had two chances to hit the triple he needed for the cycle. He was fine with the double and home run he hit instead.
Mora went 5-for-6 with two homers, two doubles and a career-high six RBIs in Baltimore's 16-8 rout of the
''I just feel real confident when I get to the plate right now,'' said Mora, who is hitting .500 in his last 15 games. ''To
be able to go out there and crush the ball against a team like Detroit was really something.''
The Orioles and Tigers combined for 24 runs on 37 hits, including 15 for extra bases, and added 13 walks for good measure.
The ten pitchers needed 390 pitches. All 19 starters had at least one hit.
Baltimore, which also got two homers from
, set season highs for runs, hits (22) and extra-base hits (12). It was the most hits in a game for Baltimore since they had
22 on July 22, 2006, at Tampa Bay.
''That was an unbelievable game,'' said Baltimore manager Dave Trembley. ''I'm going to get a tape of this one and run it
over and over during the winter.''
The Orioles, winners of four of their last five games, have scored in double digits in three of their last four games. The
Tigers fell to 5-11 in August.
''Our entire pitching staff had a bad day, and when that happens, you are going to get embarrassed,'' Tigers manager Jim Leyland
said. ''Our offense came ready to win this game, but when you give up four runs in three of the first five innings, it takes
all the wind out of your sails.''
(2-1) got the win with three shutout innings of relief, while
(2-1) got the loss, allowing four runs in his two innings of work.
Both starters allowed five runs in less than two innings of work - Detroit's
got only four outs while Baltimore's
Baltimore's bullpen, though, made the difference. Their four relievers gave up three runs in 7 1-3 innings while Detroit's
allowed 11 runs in 7 2-3.
The Orioles started the game with five straight hits, including three doubles, to take a 4-0 lead off Miner.
''I felt good before the game, and then before I could blink, they had five hits,'' Miner said. ''I was just shocked. They
weren't all good pitches, but they weren't all bad, either.''
Detroit got a run in the bottom of the inning on
's RBI double, but Baltimore made it 5-1 in the second when Miner walked
with the bases loaded.
Olson, though, couldn't hold the lead in the bottom of the second.
A single and two walks loaded the bases with two out, and
's walk forced in Detroit's second run.
followed with a two-run single, chasing Olson, and Cabrera's single drove in the tying run.
The teams combined for 10 runs and 138 pitches in the first two innings, which took 74 minutes to play.
After a quiet third, Mora's solo homer off Fossum put Baltimore back ahead in the fourth, and Scott added a three-run shot
later in the inning to make it 9-5.
Mora's two-run double increased the lead to 11-5 in the fifth, and
hit a two-run homer two pitches later. Scott's second homer, a 412-footer down the right-field line, gave the Orioles a nine-run
lead in the seventh.
Mora's throwing error allowed the Tigers to get within 14-6 in the seventh, but
grounded out with the bases loaded and Mora hit his second homer of the game moments later.
''He's 'The Natural' right now,'' Tremblay said. ''He's on an incredible run streak, and I'm just enjoying sitting there and
's two-run triple in the ninth finished the scoring.
''There's not much you can do about this one,'' Inge said. ''Everything Mora swung at, he hit hard, and the whole team followed
Notes: The Tigers put reliever
back on the disabled list Sunday and purchased the contract of veteran reliever
from Triple-A Toledo. Jones missed the first half of August with shoulder problems, then allowed five runs in his first outing
back on Friday. ... Baltimore's 12 extra-base hits were a record for Comerica Park, which opened in 2000.