Orioles rally past Tigers 7-6, take 2-0 ALDS lead

Oct 3, 2014 7:23 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) - Delmon Young drove in three runs with a pinch-hit double, and the Baltimore Orioles picked apart Detroit's shoddy bullpen once again during a four-run rally in the eighth inning to beat the Tigers 7-6 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five AL Division Series.

Baltimore will try for a sweep in Game 3 Sunday at Detroit, when Miguel Gonzalez starts against the Tigers' third straight Cy Young winner in David Price.

A day after the Orioles battered Detroit relievers while scoring eight runs in the eighth for a 12-3 win, they came back from a three-run deficit.

It was 6-3 with one out in the eighth when reliever Joba Chamberlain hit Adam Jones with a pitch and gave up a single to Nelson Cruz before Steve Pearce singled in a run.

Joakim Soria (0-1) entered and walked J.J. Hardy to load the bases for Young, who cleared the bases with a liner into the left-field corner.

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