Scouting report: Tigers vs. Orioles

September 19, 1997|By Roch Kubatko

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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

Tonight .... 7:35 ..... HTS ... Willie Blair (16-7, 4.01)

................. ............. vs. Scott Kamieniecki (9-6, 4.01)

Tomorrow ... 1:15 .... 45, 5 .. Scott Sanders (6-12, 5.69)

................. ............. vs. Rick Krivda (4-1, 5.75)

Sunday ..... 1:35 .... 13, 50.. Justin Thompson (14-11, 3.00)

................. ............. vs. Jimmy Key (16-9, 3.15)

Monday ...... 7:35 ............ HTS Brian Moehler (11-11, 4.67)

.................. ............ vs. Scott Erickson (16-7, 3.80)

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

Tigers update

Detroit's Buddy Bell will get his share of votes for Manager of the Year -- Davey Johnson already has endorsed him -- for having the Tigers in third place, a half-game in front of Boston. It's a giant leap for a club that had the worst record in baseball last season. Although the team batting average of .260 ranks near the bottom in the AL, the pitching and defense are greatly improved. Detroit has won 11 of 15 games and 14 of its last 20, including last night's 11-inning win over New York. Orioles pitchers will try to keep Brian Hunter off the bases; he leads the AL with 70 steals and has scored 106 runs. They'll also be careful with Tony Clark (32 homers, 112 RBIs), who has 13 RBIs in his past 13 games. Erickson blanked the Tigers over 7 2/3 innings on May 2, but was torched for 11 runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings on July 6. The Tigers have reached Key for only two runs in 14 innings. Moehler has seen the Orioles twice this year, giving up nine runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Pub Date: 9/19/97

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