Orioles get HRs from Núñez, Villar in 5-3 win over Tigers

BALTIMORE (AP) In a matchup of struggling teams, Baltimore prevailed because of its ability to hit the long ball and its opponent made more mistakes than it did.

It was a welcome change for the Orioles.

Renato Nunez and Jonathan Villar homered, and Baltimore took advantage of several misplays by the skidding Detroit Tigers in a 5-3 victory Monday.

It has been a rocky season for the rebuilding Orioles, who have settled into last place in the AL East by putting together a series of losing streaks. On this occasion, however, Baltimore ran into a team with a similar identity.

Detroit has dropped 12 of 13. In addition to making two errors, one of which led to a pair of unearned runs, the Tigers allowed Hanser Alberto to scoot to second on a grounder up the middle because no one was covering the base.

Detroit also committed a baserunning gaffe: Nicholas Castellanos was doubled off second base in the fifth inning on a fly ball to right field.

''Yeah, we definitely benefited from a couple of their mistakes today,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. ''Teams have benefited from ours. So it was nice to be on the other end.''

This wasn't the first time this season that Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire watched his team fumble away a game.

''We gave them runs again. We can't do that,'' Gardenhire said. ''We made a key mistake and it cost us.''

The most significant miscue was a throwing error by shortstop Ronny Rodriguez, who was trying to start a double play in the third inning and instead threw the ball into right field. The runner on first came around to score, and Baltimore went up 4-1 when Pedro Severino followed with a sacrifice fly.

Nunez hit a two-run homer off Daniel Norris (2-3) and Villar added a solo shot against Victor Alcantara in the seventh, sending Baltimore to its third win in 14 games.

Despite the victory, the Orioles still own the worst record in the AL at 17-37 and the poorest home mark in the majors at 7-19.

Just two games under .500 on May 12, Detroit is now 19-32.

''Nobody likes losing,'' Norris said. ''We won't lay down. I think the tide is going to turn soon.''

After Gabriel Ynoa pitched four innings for Baltimore, Dan Straily (2-4) allowed one run in four innings to earn the win after several poor starts earned him a demotion to the bullpen.

''I've had five days to sit in the bullpen and kind of think about this, do a lot of self-evaluation,'' the right-hander said. ''It's been frustrating. It's been a frustrating month.''

Shawn Armstrong got three outs for his first save. Detroit got runners to second and third with two outs in the ninth before Christin Stewart popped out .

TRADE WINDS

The Orioles dealt right-hander Yefry Ramirez to Pittsburgh for a player to be named or cash. Ramirez was designated for assignment by Baltimore last week.

RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Obtained last week in a trade with the Mets, Orioles center fielder Keon Broxton made his Camden Yards debut. It was, however, his second appearance at the stadium.

As a high school senior, Broxton was given a tryout with Baltimore.

''They wanted to see my talent and see what I had,'' he recalled. ''This was the first major league stadium I played in, so it's cool to be able to come back and be on a team.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: SS Jordy Mercer (right quad strain) showed no ill effects after playing five innings at shortstop in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo. ''He did fine. He's making progress,'' Gardenhire said. ... RHP Jordan Zimmermann (right elbow sprain) is scheduled to pitch a simulated game Friday.

Orioles: DH Mark Trumbo has ended a stint in extended spring training and will continue his quest to return from knee surgery by playing for Double-A Bowie on Tuesday. Making an appearance in the Orioles clubhouse Monday, Trumbo said, ''My mindset has been that this is a pretty serious deal that's going to require some patience and mental toughness. It's going as well as it can.'' ... There is no timetable for the return of 1B Chris Davis, who went on the 10-day IL on Monday with a hip injury. ''I have no idea. It's pretty sore,'' Hyde said.

UP NEXT

Tigers: Matthew Boyd (4-4, 3.11 ERA) faces the Orioles on Tuesday night after throwing six shutout innings against Miami on Thursday.

Orioles: Dylan Bundy (2-5, 4.67) has shaved two runs off his ERA in May, and will seek to continue the trend in his second career start against Detroit.

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DET19-32
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BAL17-37
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  • W: D. Straily (2-4)L: D. Norris (2-3)S: S. Armstrong (1)
  • HR: BAL - J. Villar (7), R. Nunez (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Goodrum 1B50000034.207.303.331.634-1.5
C. Stewart LF51100002.205.303.375.6782.0
N. Castellanos RF40210001.274.318.463.7815.0
M. Cabrera DH40000003.295.370.372.7420.0
R. Rodriguez SS40000010.231.262.504.766-0.5
B. Dixon 3B32100110.313.343.578.9214.5
J. Harrison 2B30100112.176.219.265.4841.5
D. Lugo PR00000000.226.265.323.5870.0
G. Greiner C30210111.182.248.281.5293.5
G. Beckham PR00000000.247.341.481.8210.0
J. Jones CF40110024.203.275.352.6261.0
D. Norris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Hardy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    H. Alberto 3B41200003.302.317.403.7204.0
    J. Villar 2B31111012.257.309.427.7365.5
    T. Mancini 1B41100011.305.353.547.9001.5
    R. Nunez DH42121000.237.286.479.7658.0
    P. Severino C20010110.270.353.483.8361.5
    D. Smith LF30000111.264.307.472.7790.5
    K. Broxton CF40100010.200.257.277.5342.5
    S. Wilkerson RF30100112.252.298.439.7371.5
    R. Martin SS30000004.173.229.282.5110.0
    G. Ynoa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    S. Armstrong P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos 2 (17), B. Dixon (5)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos (19), G. Greiner (11), J. Jones (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Greiner (7), J. Jones (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum 2 (2), C. Stewart 2 (2), M. Cabrera 2 (2), J. Jones 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Alberto (5)
      • HR - J. Villar (7), R. Nunez (13)
      • SF - P. Severino
      • SH - J. Villar (2)
      • RBI - J. Villar (25), R. Nunez 2 (31), P. Severino (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Nunez 2 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto 3 (3), J. Villar 2 (2), D. Smith
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - K. Broxton (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Norris, R. Rodriguez (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - S. Wilkerson
      • DP - (Wilkerson-Martin-Alberto)
      • E - K. Broxton
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (L, 2-3)5.26423514.181.391.5
      V. Alcantara1.11110015.111.421.0
      B. Hardy1.00000105.140.903.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (L, 2-3)5.2
      V. Alcantara1.1
      B. Hardy1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Ynoa4.05221405.401.576.0
      D. Straily (W, 2-4)4.03111408.381.8916.0
      S. Armstrong (S, 1)1.00001105.521.649.5
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Ynoa4.0
      D. Straily (W, 2-4)4.0
      S. Armstrong (S, 1)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 100-67, V. Alcantara 20-12, B. Hardy 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 7-6, V. Alcantara 3-1, B. Hardy 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 27, V. Alcantara 5, B. Hardy 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Ynoa 85-56, D. Straily 57-38, S. Armstrong 20-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Ynoa 5-4
      • Batters Faced - G. Ynoa 19, D. Straily 15, S. Armstrong 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      N. Goodrum 1B50000034.207.303.331.634-1.5
      C. Stewart LF51100002.205.303.375.6782.0
      N. Castellanos RF40210001.274.318.463.7815.0
      M. Cabrera DH40000003.295.370.372.7420.0
      R. Rodriguez SS40000010.231.262.504.766-0.5
      B. Dixon 3B32100110.313.343.578.9214.5
      J. Harrison 2B30100112.176.219.265.4841.5
      D. Lugo PR00000000.226.265.323.5870.0
      G. Greiner C30210111.182.248.281.5293.5
      G. Beckham PR00000000.247.341.481.8210.0
      J. Jones CF40110024.203.275.352.6261.0
      D. Norris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Hardy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        H. Alberto 3B41200003.302.317.403.7204.0
        J. Villar 2B31111012.257.309.427.7365.5
        T. Mancini 1B41100011.305.353.547.9001.5
        R. Nunez DH42121000.237.286.479.7658.0
        P. Severino C20010110.270.353.483.8361.5
        D. Smith LF30000111.264.307.472.7790.5
        K. Broxton CF40100010.200.257.277.5342.5
        S. Wilkerson RF30100112.252.298.439.7371.5
        R. Martin SS30000004.173.229.282.5110.0
        G. Ynoa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        D. Straily P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        S. Armstrong P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Castellanos 2 (17), B. Dixon (5)
          • RBI - N. Castellanos (19), G. Greiner (11), J. Jones (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Greiner (7), J. Jones (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum 2 (2), C. Stewart 2 (2), M. Cabrera 2 (2), J. Jones 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - H. Alberto (5)
          • HR - J. Villar (7), R. Nunez (13)
          • SF - P. Severino
          • SH - J. Villar (2)
          • RBI - J. Villar (25), R. Nunez 2 (31), P. Severino (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Nunez 2 (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto 3 (3), J. Villar 2 (2), D. Smith
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - K. Broxton (5)
          FIELDING
          • E - D. Norris, R. Rodriguez (6)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - S. Wilkerson
          • DP - (Wilkerson-Martin-Alberto)
          • E - K. Broxton
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Norris (L, 2-3)5.26423514.181.391.5
          V. Alcantara1.11110015.111.421.0
          B. Hardy1.00000105.140.903.5
          Total8.0753362---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Norris (L, 2-3)5.2
          V. Alcantara1.1
          B. Hardy1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Ynoa4.05221405.401.576.0
          D. Straily (W, 2-4)4.03111408.381.8916.0
          S. Armstrong (S, 1)1.00001105.521.649.5
          Total9.0833390---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Ynoa4.0
          D. Straily (W, 2-4)4.0
          S. Armstrong (S, 1)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 100-67, V. Alcantara 20-12, B. Hardy 12-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 7-6, V. Alcantara 3-1, B. Hardy 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Norris 27, V. Alcantara 5, B. Hardy 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Ynoa 85-56, D. Straily 57-38, S. Armstrong 20-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Ynoa 5-4
          • Batters Faced - G. Ynoa 19, D. Straily 15, S. Armstrong 4
          • 7TH INNING
            Villar homered to center35
          • 5TH INNING
            Castellanos doubled to deep left, Stewart scored34
          • 4TH INNING
            Jones singled to left, Dixon scored, Greiner to second24
          • 3RD INNING
            Severino hit sacrifice fly to center, Nunez scored14
            Nunez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mancini scored, Nunez to third on shortstop Rodriguez throwing error13
          • 2ND INNING
            Greiner singled to right, Dixon scored, Greiner to second12
          • 1ST INNING
            Nunez homered to left, Alberto scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Harrison singled to left center
            • Shawn Armstrong relieved Dan Straily
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Greiner walked, Harrison to second
            • Gordon Beckham ran for Grayson Greiner
            • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goodrum flied out to deep left
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Harrison to third, Beckham to second, Harrison stole third, Beckham to second
            • Stewart popped out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep right
            • R. Rodriguez: Foul, Rodriguez flied out to deep center
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Dixon fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blaine Hardy relieved Victor Alcantara
            • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
            • K. Broxton: Foul, Strike looking, Broxton lined out to second
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Wilkerson struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Stewart popped out to second
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Castellanos flied out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • V. Alcantara Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Villar homered to center
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez popped out to first
            • P. Severino: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Severino grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dixon struck out looking
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harrison walked
            • G. Greiner: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Greiner struck out looking
            • J. Jones: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Martin grounded out to first, Wilkerson to second
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Daniel Norris
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Alberto grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Dan Straily relieved Gabriel Ynoa
            • C. Stewart: Stewart singled to left
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Castellanos doubled to deep left, Stewart scored
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cabrera flied into double play right to shortstop to third, Castellanos out at third
            • R. Rodriguez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Rodriguez popped out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini flied out to deep center
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
            • P. Severino: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Severino walked
            • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
            • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dixon walked
            • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Harrison lined out to second
            • G. Greiner: Foul, Strike looking, Greiner singled to center, Dixon to second
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Jones singled to left, Dixon scored, Greiner to second
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Broxton grounded out to third
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson walked
            • R. Martin: Foul, Martin lined out to second
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto doubled to center, Wilkerson to third
            • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Villar flied out to right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Stewart flied out to left
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos doubled to center
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini singled to center
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mancini scored, Nunez to third on shortstop Rodriguez throwing error
            • P. Severino: Ball, Severino hit sacrifice fly to center, Nunez scored
            • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 2ND INNING
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to first
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Ball, Dixon doubled to deep left
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Greiner singled to right, Dixon scored, Greiner to second
            • J. Jones: Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
            • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Broxton singled to left, Smith to third
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Wilkerson flied out to right
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Broxton stole second, Martin reached on fielder's choice to third, Smith out at third
            • H. Alberto: Alberto flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
            • C. Stewart: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Stewart safe at first on center fielder Broxton fielding error
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos reached on fielder's choice to third, Stewart out at second
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castellanos out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto reached on an infield single to pitcher, Alberto to second on Norris throwing error
            • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Villar hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Alberto to third
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez homered to left, Alberto scored
            • P. Severino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)