--LF/1B Chris Davis hit his 20h homer of the season to start the Orioles' scoring in the second inning Sunday. He also homered and drove in three runs Saturday and finished the series 4-for-11. He's on pace for 27 home runs and is one shy of his career high of 21, set in 2009 with Texas.
--RHP Jim Johnson didn't have his best command Sunday afternoon, but he finished off the Tigers for his 37th save. The Orioles are now 51-0 when leading after seven innings, with Johnson and RHP Pedro Strop -- who picked up his 22nd hold Sunday -- slamming the door shut all year.
--LF Nate McLouth hit a big two-run triple in the fourth inning to put the Orioles ahead, and came home one batter later on a single by CF Adam Jones. He finished 2-for-5 Sunday to snap an 0-for-7 start to the series. He's been playing regularly in left field and batting third.
--C Taylor Teagarden started Sunday's finale and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. More importantly, he helped LHP Wei-Yen Chen settle in after a rough first inning. The Orioles are 3-0 in Teagarden's three most recent starts, despite his .088 average on the year.
--C Matt Wieters had Sunday off, with Taylor Teagarden starting behind the plate. Wieters homered Friday and was 2-for-7 entering Sunday amid a 4-for-23 stretch.
--LHP Zach Britton picked a good time to toss his best big league outing of the year. Britton, who started the season on the disabled list and hadn't found his footing at either Class AAA Norfolk or in Baltimore, threw seven scoreless innings in Saturday's 3-2 win.
BY THE NUMBERS
0 -- combined RBI by 3B Miguel Cabrera and 1B Prince Fielder in the Orioles' weekend wins, compared with all five RBI in the Tigers' win Friday.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I think today was a perfect example: being down 5-0 20 minutes into the game and shutting them down the rest of the way. That's the type of team we've got and it's fun to be a part of." -- LF Nate McLouth on Sunday's win.
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