|Baltimore (45-61) «||1||1||0||0||1||4||1||0||0||8||11||0|
"I was terrible," Washburn said.
He also admitted that he was a little more nervous than usual because he wanted to get off to a good start with his new team.
Washburn was a couple of days off of his usual schedule. This past Sunday would have been his normal day to pitch, based on the Seattle rotation.
But he refused to lean on that.
"No excuses. I didn't do my job," he said. "I didn't have command."
Tigers' manager Jim Leyland isn't worried about Washburn.
"He was rusty. You could see his command wasn't there," Leyland said. "... He's not going to be an issue for us. He's going to be good for us. We have other things much worse than that."
Matusz (1-0), the fourth pick overall in the 2008 draft, allowed a run and six hits in five innings in his major league debut. He walked three and struck out five.
"He has tremendous mound presence and has command of four pitches. He is going to be a top of the rotation starter," Orioles' manager Dave Trembley said. "He's going to be good for a very long time ...This night belonged to him."
Matusz was 7-0 with a 1.55 ERA for Double-A Bowie before being recalled on Tuesday.
"It [major league debut] came really fast. It was something that I dreamed as a kid," he said. "I was ready ... I won't fool you, I was nervous. After the first strike I calmed down a bit but it was tough working on my mechanics all night."
Washburn (8-7), who was acquired from Seattle on July 31 in a deal for pitchers Luke French and Mauricio Robles, gave up six runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. The six runs allowed matched a season high for him.
Like Detroit's continued lack of offense and inability to get hits with runners in scoring position.
Matusz worked out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the second, thanks to Izturis' diving stop at short on Adam Everett's grounder up the middle. Izturis then flipped to second baseman Brian Roberts for the force out.
"We let him off the ropes," said Tigers' catcher Gerald Laird. "But you have to give him credit."
The Orioles blew open a tight game in the sixth with four runs to make it 7-1.
Markakis hit a two-run homer that was estimated at 442 feet and Izturis added a two-out, bases-loaded two-run single.
"We did the job up and down the lineup tonight," Markakis said. "We got the big hits when we needed them and the pitching was just super."
Melvin Mora added a RBI single in the seventh.
Baltimore scored in each of the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead.
Markakis' RBI single opened the scoring in the first, one out after Roberts greeted Washburn with a leadoff double off the left-centerfield fence.
Matt Wieters' single made it 2-0 in the second.
Detroit scored on Everett's double in the fourth and Magglio Ordonez's single in the ninth.
Izturis restored the Orioles two-run lead with a two-out homer in the fifth. It was his second of the season and first since opening day.
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|Brian Roberts, 2B||5||1||1||0||0||0||3||.286|
|Nolan Reimold, LF||3||1||0||0||2||0||1||.277|
|Nick Markakis, RF||5||2||3||3||0||0||2||.300|
|Adam Jones, CF||5||0||0||0||0||1||2||.298|
|Aubrey Huff, DH||3||2||1||0||1||0||0||.256|
|Melvin Mora, 3B||5||0||1||1||0||1||2||.255|
|Ty Wigginton, 1B||3||1||1||0||1||1||2||.265|
|Matt Wieters, C||3||0||1||1||1||1||0||.269|
|Cesar Izturis, SS||4||1||3||3||0||0||1||.264|
|2B - Brian Roberts (38, Washburn), Nick Markakis (33, Miner)|
|HR - Nick Markakis (13, Washburn), Cesar Izturis (2, Washburn)|
|RBI - Nick Markakis 3 (76), Melvin Mora (28), Matt Wieters (14), Cesar Izturis 3 (18)|
|2-OUT RBI - Melvin Mora (7), Cesar Izturis 3 (12)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Brian Matusz (W,1-0)||5||6||1||1||3||5||0||1.80|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brian Matusz 99-65, Chris Ray 34-19, Matt Albers 21-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brian Matusz 3-7, Chris Ray 4-2, Matt Albers 2-2|
|Batters Faced - Brian Matusz 24, Chris Ray 10, Matt Albers 6|
|Wilkin Ramirez, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.167|
|a- Clete Thomas, PH-CF||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||.268|
|Placido Polanco, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.263|
|Ramon Santiago, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.252|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||5||0||2||1||0||0||1||.261|
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B||4||0||1||0||1||1||1||.333|
|Marcus Thames, DH||4||0||1||0||0||1||4||.257|
|Ryan Raburn, CF-LF||3||0||1||0||1||1||2||.264|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||4||1||1||0||0||2||3||.252|
|Gerald Laird, C||3||0||0||0||1||1||2||.227|
|Adam Everett, SS||3||0||1||1||1||0||3||.245|
|a-grounded out for Ramirez in the 6th|
|2B - Miguel Cabrera (24, Matusz), Marcus Thames (7, Matusz), Brandon Inge (11, Matusz), Adam Everett (13, Matusz)|
|RBI - Magglio Ordonez (33), Adam Everett (32)|
|2-OUT RBI - Magglio Ordonez (13), Adam Everett (12)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - Polanco-Everett-Cabrera, Everett-Polanco-Cabrera|
|PB - Gerald Laird (7)|
|Jarrod Washburn (L,8-7)||5.1||6||6||6||2||2||2||2.93|
|IBB - Huff by Zach Miner|
|HBP - Huff (by Jarrod Washburn)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jarrod Washburn 90-53, Zach Miner 57-30, Fu-Te Ni 13-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jarrod Washburn 6-6, Zach Miner 2-3, Fu-Te Ni 2-2|
|Batters Faced - Jarrod Washburn 23, Zach Miner 15, Fu-Te Ni 4|
|Attendance - 29295|
|Game Time - 2:44|
|Temperature - 84|
|Umpires - Home - Mike Everitt, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor|