Upton slam, Verlander's arm carry Tigers past Orioles 5-2

BALTIMORE (AP) The Detroit Tigers were sellers before the trade deadline, and now they're winners after it.

Justin Upton hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to back a strong pitching performance by Justin Verlander, and surprising Detroit beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Friday night for its fourth straight victory.

Jim Adduci also homered for the Tigers, who have won six of seven despite unloading slugger J.D. Martinez, catcher Alex Avila and closer Justin Wilson before the non-waiver trade deadline.

''We're just having fun,'' Upton said. ''These guys come in here with energy every day. They just want to go out there and play.''

Detroit's winning streak matches a season high.

''We're just able to scrape up enough runs and get a few big hits here and there,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''We're trying to ride this as long as possible.''

Trailing 2-1 after being limited to three hits by Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, the Tigers rallied against Mychal Givens (7-1) in the eighth. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Upton, who sent the first pitch deep into the left-field seats. It was his third slam of the season and seventh of his career.

Givens had allowed only two runs in his previous 26 appearances, and Baltimore was 43-4 when leading after seven innings.

Verlander (7-7) struck out 10 and gave up two runs and six hits over seven innings. He's 10-5 lifetime against Baltimore, including 8-1 at Camden Yards.

''It was good that he was able to get the win after pitching so well,'' Ausmus said.

With Wilson gone, the closer's job is up for grabs. Bruce Rondon, who entered with an 11.20 ERA, worked the ninth for his first save.

Tim Beckham went 4 for 4 with a home run and Manny Machado also went deep for the Orioles, who have lost two in a row to Detroit following a five-game winning streak.

In the bottom of the seventh, Baltimore missed a chance to add to the lead when Caleb Joseph appeared to be hit by a pitch on the hand with runners at second and third with one out. But crew chief Jeff Nelson ruled Joseph out on a check swing, a call that is not reviewable by replay. Craig Gentry followed with a fly out, setting the stage for Detroit's comeback.

''I was continuing to turn to avoid the ball hitting me right in the teeth,'' Joseph explained. ''I'm not sure there's a person in Baltimore or Detroit that would say, `I think he was truly trying to swing at it.'''

Adduci put Detroit up 1-0 in the first inning with his second homer in the big leagues, the first coming with Texas in 2014 before he spent the next two years playing in Korea. Since launching his unusual professional career in 2004, Adduci has played in 1,290 games - but just 84 in the majors.

Beckham tied it by leading off the second inning with a drive to center, his second home run in two nights.

Machado put Baltimore in front with an opposite-field shot to right in the third.

HOT AND COLD

Beckham is 11 for 16 since being obtained from Tampa Bay on July 31.

''He wants to play and he's going to get an opportunity here,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''We'll see where it takes us.''

Teammate Chris Davis, on the other hand, went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts.

TILLMAN TO PEN?

Orioles starter Chris Tillman hasn't won in 14 starts and owns an 8.10 ERA. Those kinds of numbers usually mean the pitcher is either hurting or primed for a demotion to the bullpen.

''Chris says he's healthy and I believe him,'' Showalter said.

So, is it time to remove Tillman from the rotation?

''I think we're leaning more one way than the other, but we're not there yet,'' Showalter said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: OF Alex Presley (oblique strain) is close to resuming baseball activities. He's been on the DL since July 30.

Orioles: Bruised and sore after fouling a ball off his knee Thursday night, DH Trey Mancini was given the night off.

UP NEXT

Tigers: Scrambling to find a replacement for Saturday's scheduled starter, injured Michael Fulmer, Ausmus chose right-hander Drew VerHagen.

Orioles: Wade Miley (5-9. 5.60 ERA) is 0-0 lifetime versus Detroit, the only team in the majors he has no record against. In two career starts against the Tigers, he's yielded nine runs in 11 innings.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Copyright 2017 by STATS. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
DET51-57
100000040560
BAL53-56
011000000270
  • W: J. Verlander (7-7)L: M. Givens (7-1)S: B. Rondon (1)
  • HR: DET - J. Adduci (1), J. Upton (20), BAL - T. Beckham (14), M. Machado (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B40100002.244.325.392.7171.0
J. Adduci RF32111111.273.360.455.8157.5
J. Upton LF41241011.282.368.528.89610.5
M. Cabrera 1B40000021.254.337.413.750-1.0
N. Castellanos 3B30000111.239.306.432.7380.5
J. Hicks C00000000.300.329.557.8860.0
V. Martinez DH40000011.259.328.377.704-0.5
M. Mahtook CF40000021.280.336.450.786-1.0
J. McCann C30100010.252.322.450.7720.5
A. Romine PR-3B11000000.225.289.343.6321.0
J. Iglesias SS31100000.263.295.362.6572.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Jones CF40000010.269.310.445.756-0.5
    M. Machado 3B41211000.250.314.447.7607.0
    J. Schoop 2B40000021.302.352.550.902-1.0
    C. Davis 1B40000041.219.319.438.757-2.0
    T. Beckham SS41411000.279.331.453.7849.0
    J. Rickard RF40000022.241.276.342.618-1.0
    S. Smith DH30100011.269.350.469.8201.5
    C. Joseph C30000012.291.325.462.786-0.5
    C. Gentry LF30000012.203.286.284.569-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Upton (32)
      • HR - J. Adduci, J. Upton (20)
      • RBI - J. Adduci (9), J. Upton 4 (75)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Smith (16)
      • HR - M. Machado (19), T. Beckham (14)
      • RBI - M. Machado (56), T. Beckham (40)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (16)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Verlander (W, 7-7)7.062201024.201.4128.0
      A. Wilson (H, 13)1.00000004.031.343.0
      B. Rondon (S, 1)1.010002010.431.9110.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Verlander (W, 7-7)7.0
      A. Wilson (H, 13)1.0
      B. Rondon (S, 1)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman7.03111815.151.6223.0
      M. Givens (L, 7-1) (BS, 4)1.03441112.480.98-9.5
      D. O'Day1.00000004.661.193.0
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman7.0
      M. Givens (L, 7-1) (BS, 4)1.0
      D. O'Day1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Verlander 107-80, A. Wilson 8-5, B. Rondon 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Verlander 1-10, A. Wilson 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Verlander 27, A. Wilson 3, B. Rondon 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 111-76, M. Givens 27-18, D. O'Day 12-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 7-6, M. Givens 1-1, D. O'Day 1-2
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 25, M. Givens 7, D. O'Day 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      DET51-57
      100000040560
      BAL53-56
      011000000270
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      I. Kinsler 2B40100002.244.325.392.7171.0
      J. Adduci RF32111111.273.360.455.8157.5
      J. Upton LF41241011.282.368.528.89610.5
      M. Cabrera 1B40000021.254.337.413.750-1.0
      N. Castellanos 3B30000111.239.306.432.7380.5
      J. Hicks C00000000.300.329.557.8860.0
      V. Martinez DH40000011.259.328.377.704-0.5
      M. Mahtook CF40000021.280.336.450.786-1.0
      J. McCann C30100010.252.322.450.7720.5
      A. Romine PR-3B11000000.225.289.343.6321.0
      J. Iglesias SS31100000.263.295.362.6572.0
      Total335652298-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Jones CF40000010.269.310.445.756-0.5
        M. Machado 3B41211000.250.314.447.7607.0
        J. Schoop 2B40000021.302.352.550.902-1.0
        C. Davis 1B40000041.219.319.438.757-2.0
        T. Beckham SS41411000.279.331.453.7849.0
        J. Rickard RF40000022.241.276.342.618-1.0
        S. Smith DH30100011.269.350.469.8201.5
        C. Joseph C30000012.291.325.462.786-0.5
        C. Gentry LF30000012.203.286.284.569-0.5
        Total3327220129-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Upton (32)
          • HR - J. Adduci, J. Upton (20)
          • RBI - J. Adduci (9), J. Upton 4 (75)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Smith (16)
          • HR - M. Machado (19), T. Beckham (14)
          • RBI - M. Machado (56), T. Beckham (40)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado (16)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Verlander (W, 7-7)7.062201024.201.4128.0
          A. Wilson (H, 13)1.00000004.031.343.0
          B. Rondon (S, 1)1.010002010.431.9110.0
          Total9.07220122---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Verlander (W, 7-7)7.0
          A. Wilson (H, 13)1.0
          B. Rondon (S, 1)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Gausman7.03111815.151.6223.0
          M. Givens (L, 7-1) (BS, 4)1.03441112.480.98-9.5
          D. O'Day1.00000004.661.193.0
          Total9.0655292---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Gausman7.0
          M. Givens (L, 7-1) (BS, 4)1.0
          D. O'Day1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Verlander 107-80, A. Wilson 8-5, B. Rondon 15-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Verlander 1-10, A. Wilson 2-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Verlander 27, A. Wilson 3, B. Rondon 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 111-76, M. Givens 27-18, D. O'Day 12-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 7-6, M. Givens 1-1, D. O'Day 1-2
          • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 25, M. Givens 7, D. O'Day 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Upton homered to left, McCann, Iglesias and Adduci scored52
          • 3RD INNING
            Machado homered to right center12
          • 2ND INNING
            Beckham homered to right center11
          • 1ST INNING
            Adduci homered to left10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Darren O'Day relieved Mychal Givens
            • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to second
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mahtook flied out to right
            • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Romine lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Bruce Rondon relieved Alex Wilson
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham singled to left
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Beckham to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Beckham out at third, Strike looking, Rickard struck out looking
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Mychal Givens relieved Kevin Gausman
            • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann singled to right
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias singled to right, McCann to second
            • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to pitcher, McCann to third, Iglesias to second
            • Andrew Romine ran for James McCann
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Adduci walked
            • J. Upton: Upton homered to left, McCann, Iglesias and Adduci scored
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Castellanos lined out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Alex Wilson relieved Justin Verlander
            • John Hicks catching
            • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Schoop flied out to deep center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
            • V. Martinez: Martinez flied out to left
            • M. Mahtook: Mahtook grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Beckham reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • J. Rickard: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rickard fouled out to first
            • S. Smith: Smith doubled to deep right center, Beckham to third
            • C. Joseph: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Strike looking, Gentry flied out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adduci struck out swinging
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Upton flied out to left
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Machado flied out to deep right
            • J. Schoop: Schoop lined out to center
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
            • J. Iglesias: Iglesias lined out to third
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler lined out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Joseph flied out to right
            • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gentry struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Jones lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castellanos walked
            • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez grounded out to pitcher, Castellanos to second
            • M. Mahtook: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mahtook struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham singled to center
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Rickard struck out looking
            • S. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Smith lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher
            • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Foul, Kinsler singled to right
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adduci lined out to right
            • J. Upton: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Foul, Gentry grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado homered to right center
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • V. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mahtook struck out looking
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, McCann grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Beckham homered to right center
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Rickard popped out to second
            • S. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Joseph flied out to left
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to third
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adduci homered to left
            • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Upton doubled to shallow left
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Castellanos lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones lined out to center
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado singled to center
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)