Tigers snap 5-game skid, beat Baltimore 4-2

DETROIT (AP) Shane Greene breezed through the ninth inning to wrap up a much-needed win for the Detroit Tigers.

Actually, the Tigers were probably relieved just to play a game amid the miserable weather that's been wreaking havoc with their schedule.

''You're talking to a Florida boy, so I'm not built for this,'' Greene said. ''But I'm doing everything I can to be ready to go on a daily basis.''

The temperature was in the mid-30s by game's end, and the Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak. It was Detroit's first game since Friday. The Tigers had home games postponed Saturday and Sunday against the New York Yankees, and Baltimore was postponed Monday at Boston.

Victor Martinez homered for the first time since August for Detroit, hitting a two-run shot in the second. Jeimer Candelario hit a tiebreaking triple in the fifth, and Francisco Liriano (2-1) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. He struck out seven and walked three.

Baltimore managed only one hit off four Detroit relievers. Greene pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.

Trey Mancini hit a solo homer for the Orioles, who lost their fourth straight. Andrew Cashner (1-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings.

''We've had a lot of great starts, but we haven't been able to cash them in,'' Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. ''We just aren't hitting very well. The pitching has been great, but it is frustrating that we aren't getting anything out of it.''

Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 2 with two walks before leaving the game with back tightness. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said the slugger was a bit stiff, and Gardenhire didn't want him to keep playing in the cold weather.

Martinez hadn't homered since Aug. 18. A heart problem cut his 2017 season short about a month early, and at 39, he's in the final season of his contract. His opposite-field drive to left-center gave Detroit a 2-0 lead.

''He's still one of the best hitters in the league, and I know that you can't throw anything up and outside,'' Cashner said. ''I was trying to stay in, but it got out and he got it up into the wind.''

Mancini answered the following inning with his second homer of the year, and the Orioles tied it on an RBI single by Adam Jones in the fifth.

In the bottom of the fifth, however, Leonys Martin reached on a bunt single with one out, and Candelario followed with a triple to right-center.

Detroit added a run in the eighth on a wild pitch by Mychal Givens.

TRANSACTION

The Orioles purchased the contract of infielder Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Norfolk. He started at second base and went 0 for 3 with a walk.

ANXIOUS MOMENT

Detroit left fielder Niko Goodrum got turned around before making a tough catch in front of the fence in the fourth. Gardenhire was asked afterward about Goodrum's athleticism on the play.

''It was great athleticism, as you put it - 360s, just the way we teach it,'' Gardenhire joked. ''Jog a little bit, then speed up a little bit, then spin and catch it. Perfect.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: Pitching coach Chris Bosio, who was expected to miss a couple weeks because of an undisclosed health issue , was back after about a week. ''He told me he can't take it,'' Gardenhire said. ''He called me up a couple of days ago and said, `I'm coming back Tuesday.'''

UP NEXT

The Tigers moved Wednesday's game from 6:40 to 1:10 p.m. in anticipation of bad weather. Detroit LHP Matthew Boyd (0-1) starts against Baltimore RHP Kevin Gausman (1-1).

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BAL5-12
001010000261
DET5-9
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  • W: F. Liriano (2-1)L: A. Cashner (1-2)S: S. Greene (3)
  • HR: BAL - T. Mancini (2), DET - V. Martinez (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Mancini LF41211021.299.377.418.7956.0
C. Gentry RF31000021.240.296.240.5360.0
a- A. Santander PH-RF10000011.186.239.326.565-0.5
M. Machado SS30100100.309.397.515.9122.0
A. Jones CF40210010.236.253.375.6282.5
D. Valencia DH20000122.120.290.280.5700.0
b- P. Alvarez PH-DH10100000.320.485.6401.1251.0
C. Davis 1B30000132.125.234.196.431-0.5
T. Beckham 3B30000101.167.211.258.4691.0
L. Sardinas 2B30000102.000.250.000.2501.0
C. Joseph C30000011.088.114.147.261-0.5
c- C. Sisco PH10000000.267.333.367.7000.0
  • a-struck out for Gentry in the 7th
  • b-singled for Valencia in the 8th
  • c-fouled out for Joseph in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF41200000.288.362.404.7663.0
J. Candelario 3B40210001.220.303.407.7105.0
M. Cabrera 1B20000211.235.322.353.6751.5
J. Jones LF00000000.176.364.176.5400.0
N. Castellanos RF21000204.291.371.400.7713.0
V. Martinez DH41321002.310.375.476.8519.0
V. Reyes PR-DH01000000.200.200.200.4001.0
N. Goodrum LF-1B30000131.179.258.321.579-0.5
J. McCann C40100002.195.261.293.5541.0
J. Iglesias SS40100014.116.208.186.3941.5
D. Machado 2B40000022.216.245.353.598-1.0
    BATTING
    • HR - T. Mancini (2)
    • RBI - T. Mancini (5), A. Jones (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Iglesias (3)
    • 3B - J. Candelario (2)
    • HR - V. Martinez
    • RBI - J. Candelario (4), V. Martinez 2 (8)
    FIELDING
    • E - L. Sardinas
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - N. Castellanos (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner (L, 1-2)6.07333513.001.255.5
    B. Brach1.01001002.351.431.0
    M. Givens1.01111206.521.551.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner (L, 1-2)6.0
    B. Brach1.0
    M. Givens1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Liriano (W, 2-1)5.05223712.551.1315.5
    B. Farmer (H, 1)1.00001109.002.332.5
    D. Stumpf (H, 2)0.20001100.001.29-0.5
    J. Jimenez (H, 2)1.11000300.000.783.5
    S. Greene (S, 3)1.00000003.181.2410.0
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Liriano (W, 2-1)5.0
    B. Farmer (H, 1)1.0
    D. Stumpf (H, 2)0.2
    J. Jimenez (H, 2)1.1
    S. Greene (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Givens
    • IBB - A. Cashner
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 93-55, B. Brach 23-13, M. Givens 21-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 5-6, B. Brach 1-2, M. Givens 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 26, B. Brach 5, M. Givens 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 88-49, B. Farmer 13-6, D. Stumpf 14-7, J. Jimenez 23-16, S. Greene 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 6-1, B. Farmer 1-0, S. Greene 2-1
    • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 22, B. Farmer 3, D. Stumpf 3, J. Jimenez 5, S. Greene 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    BAL5-12
    001010000261
    DET5-9
    02001001X490
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF41211021.299.377.418.7956.0
    C. Gentry RF31000021.240.296.240.5360.0
    a- A. Santander PH-RF10000011.186.239.326.565-0.5
    M. Machado SS30100100.309.397.515.9122.0
    A. Jones CF40210010.236.253.375.6282.5
    D. Valencia DH20000122.120.290.280.5700.0
    b- P. Alvarez PH-DH10100000.320.485.6401.1251.0
    C. Davis 1B30000132.125.234.196.431-0.5
    T. Beckham 3B30000101.167.211.258.4691.0
    L. Sardinas 2B30000102.000.250.000.2501.0
    C. Joseph C30000011.088.114.147.261-0.5
    c- C. Sisco PH10000000.267.333.367.7000.0
    Total31262151211-----
    HITTERSAB
    T. Mancini LF4
    C. Gentry RF3
    a- A. Santander PH-RF1
    M. Machado SS3
    A. Jones CF4
    D. Valencia DH2
    b- P. Alvarez PH-DH1
    C. Davis 1B3
    T. Beckham 3B3
    L. Sardinas 2B3
    C. Joseph C3
    c- C. Sisco PH1
    Total31
    • a-struck out for Gentry in the 7th
    • b-singled for Valencia in the 8th
    • c-fouled out for Joseph in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Martin CF41200000.288.362.404.7663.0
    J. Candelario 3B40210001.220.303.407.7105.0
    M. Cabrera 1B20000211.235.322.353.6751.5
    J. Jones LF00000000.176.364.176.5400.0
    N. Castellanos RF21000204.291.371.400.7713.0
    V. Martinez DH41321002.310.375.476.8519.0
    V. Reyes PR-DH01000000.200.200.200.4001.0
    N. Goodrum LF-1B30000131.179.258.321.579-0.5
    J. McCann C40100002.195.261.293.5541.0
    J. Iglesias SS40100014.116.208.186.3941.5
    D. Machado 2B40000022.216.245.353.598-1.0
    Total3149315717-----
      BATTING
      • HR - T. Mancini (2)
      • RBI - T. Mancini (5), A. Jones (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Iglesias (3)
      • 3B - J. Candelario (2)
      • HR - V. Martinez
      • RBI - J. Candelario (4), V. Martinez 2 (8)
      FIELDING
      • E - L. Sardinas
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - N. Castellanos (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (L, 1-2)6.07333513.001.255.5
      B. Brach1.01001002.351.431.0
      M. Givens1.01111206.521.551.0
      Total8.0944571---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (L, 1-2)6.0
      B. Brach1.0
      M. Givens1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Liriano (W, 2-1)5.05223712.551.1315.5
      B. Farmer (H, 1)1.00001109.002.332.5
      D. Stumpf (H, 2)0.20001100.001.29-0.5
      J. Jimenez (H, 2)1.11000300.000.783.5
      S. Greene (S, 3)1.00000003.181.2410.0
      Total9.06225121---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Liriano (W, 2-1)5.0
      B. Farmer (H, 1)1.0
      D. Stumpf (H, 2)0.2
      J. Jimenez (H, 2)1.1
      S. Greene (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Givens
      • IBB - A. Cashner
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 93-55, B. Brach 23-13, M. Givens 21-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 5-6, B. Brach 1-2, M. Givens 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 26, B. Brach 5, M. Givens 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 88-49, B. Farmer 13-6, D. Stumpf 14-7, J. Jimenez 23-16, S. Greene 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 6-1, B. Farmer 1-0, S. Greene 2-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 22, B. Farmer 3, D. Stumpf 3, J. Jimenez 5, S. Greene 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Reyes scored, Goodrum to third on wild pitch24
      • 5TH INNING
        Candelario tripled to deep center, Martin scored23
        Jones singled to right, Gentry scored, Machado out at third22
      • 3RD INNING
        Mancini homered to left12
      • 2ND INNING
        Martinez homered to left center, Castellanos scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • JaCoby Jones in left
        • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Sardinas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sardinas grounded out to pitcher
        • Chance Sisco hit for Caleb Joseph
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Sisco fouled out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Jimenez Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to left
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
        • Pedro Alvarez hit for Danny Valencia
        • P. Alvarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alvarez singled to left center
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Mychal Givens relieved Brad Brach
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez singled to center
        • Victor Reyes ran for Victor Martinez
        • N. Goodrum: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum walked, Reyes to second
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, McCann grounded out to first, Reyes to third, Goodrum to second
        • J. Iglesias: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reyes scored, Goodrum to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Buck Farmer
        • L. Sardinas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sardinas walked
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Joseph flied out to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • Anthony Santander hit for Craig Gentry
        • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Brach relieved Andrew Cashner
        • D. Machado: Ball, Foul, Machado flied out to right
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin flied out to right
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Candelario singled to center
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera walked, Candelario to second
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded into fielder's choice to third, Candelario out at third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Buck Farmer relieved Francisco Liriano
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Beckham grounded into double play third to second to first, Davis out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to right
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: McCann singled to left, Martinez to second
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded into double play shortstop to first, McCann out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Joseph grounded out to third
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mancini singled to right
        • C. Gentry: Gentry reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Mancini out at second
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Machado walked, Gentry to second
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones singled to right, Gentry scored, Machado out at third
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Martin: Martin reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Candelario tripled to deep center, Martin scored
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera intentionally walked
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cabrera out at second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valencia walked
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham walked, Valencia to second
        • L. Sardinas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sardinas flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Ball, McCann flied out to right
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini homered to left
        • C. Gentry: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gentry struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin reached on an infield single to second, Martin to second on 2nd baseman Sardinas fielding error
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Candelario popped out to shortstop
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • V. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez flied out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham grounded out to third
        • L. Sardinas: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sardinas grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Martinez homered to left center, Castellanos scored
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, McCann grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias doubled to left
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Gentry struck out looking
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado singled to center
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones singled to center, Machado to second
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Martin flied out to left
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario flied out to left
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)