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After losing their last 4 games, the Baltimore Orioles salvaged a 3-1 win in the finale of their 3-game series against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit.  The Birds were beneficiaries of 8 1/3 innings of 5-hit pitching, courtesy of Oriole ace Chris Tillman.  Tillman thus far this season is the only Orioles starting pitcher to have recorded a win.  He was relieved in the 9th inning by Oriole closer Tommy Hunter, who successfully closed his 2nd game in as many opportunities.  After trailing 1-0 going into the 6th inning, the Birds scored on back-to-back doubles from Adam Jones and newly acquired power-hitting Nelson Cruz.  In the 8th inning, the O’s scored again on an Adam Jones sacrifice fly that scored Nick Markakis, to go ahead, 2-1.  The Orioles scored an insurance run in the 9th inning on catcher Matt Wieters 1st homerun of the 2014 season.  The win marks the first for the O’s since their opening day 2-1 victory over the World Series champion Boston Red Sox on March 31st at Camden Yards.  The Birds will start a 3-game series against the New York Yankees in the Bronx on Monday afternoon,  April 7th.

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