Scouting report: Tigers vs. Orioles

September 06, 1996|By Jason LaCanfora

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Day .. .. .. .. .Time .. .. ..TV .. .... .. .. .. .. ..Starters

Tonight .. .. ...7: 35 .. .. .HTS .. ..Felipe Lira (6-12, 5.35) vs.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...David Wells (10-13, 4.72)

Tomorrow .. .. ..7: 05 .. .. .HTS .. ..Justin Thompson (1-3, 3.06) vs.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...Mike Mussina (18-9, 4.80)

Sunday .. .. .. .1: 35 .. .. .HTS .. ..A. J. Sager (3-3, 5.03) vs.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...Rocky Coppinger (8-6, 5.69)

Monday .. .. .. .7: 35 .. .. .HTS .. ..Omar Olivares (7-10, 4.88) vs.

.. .. .. .. ........ .. .. .. .. .Scott Erickson (10-11, 5.28)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Tigers update

The Tigers' last trip to Baltimore, in early June, was a low point of their season. They were swept three games by a combined score of 29-17. The Tigers had lost 39 of 44 but are 37-44 since. Top prospect Justin Thompson, who missed 2 1/2 months with shoulder trouble, will pitch Saturday. The Tigers have traded slugger Cecil Fielder to the Yankees and acquired left-handers John Cummings and Joey Eischen. The team ERA has gone from 7.18 to 6.36. Tony Clark has hit 19 homers since his June call-up. Bobby Higginson has 10 homers in the 28 games he has batted leadoff, with a .417 average and 30 RBIs. Four-time All-Star Travis Fryman has been moved back to shortstop so Phil Nevin, the top pick in the 1992 draft, can play at third every day. The Tigers also called up Phil Hyatt, who hit 42 homers in Triple-A this year. If the Tigers allow 14 more homers this year, they'll break the 1987 Orioles' record for most home runs given up in a season (226). The Tigers could have a say in the AL East race. They play their next 13 games against the Orioles, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

Pub Date: 9/06/96

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