Scouting report: Tigers vs. Orioles

August 04, 1998|By Joe Strauss

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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

Tonight .. .. .7:35 .. .. .HTS .. .. ..Bryce Florie (5-5, 4.52)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. vs. Mike Mussina (9-5, 3.58)

Tomorrow .. .. 3:05 .. .. .HTS .. .. ..Justin Thompson (9-8, 3.70)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...vs. Juan Guzman (6-12, 4.41)

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

Tigers update

Playing out a disappointing season, the light-hitting, poor-pitching Tigers arrive at Camden Yards only five days after the Orioles swept their three-game series at Tiger Stadium. Juan Guzman makes his Orioles debut tomorrow. The Orioles have so far battered the AL Central's last-place team, winning eight of nine including a three-game sweep at Camden Yards in April. It was during that series that manager Ray Miller complained about first base coach Jerry White, whom he suspected of relaying signs with his hand on players' backs. Orioles pitching has produced a 2.93 ERA while holding the Tigers to a .240 average. Only Kansas City and Tampa Bay have scored fewer runs than Detroit, 37-22 when it scored at least four runs but only 9-41 when held to three runs or less. The Tigers have allowed three runs or fewer in 24 of their last 40 games. First baseman Tony Clark is on a tear. His 13-game hitting streak ended Sunday, but he still rides a 23-for-58 (.397) tear. Geronimo Berroa fanatics take heart. The Chief was on the disabled list when the Cleveland Indians came through town in May, but he has since been traded to the Tigers. He is hitting .286 since the Tigers acquired him June 24. Thus far manager Buddy Bell has given him only one outfield start.

(Orioles and Tigers statistics, 6D)

Pub Date: 8/04/98

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