Tyler Alexander, Tigers shut out sputtering Orioles

Tyler Alexander no-hit the Orioles through six innings as the visiting Detroit Tigers put a huge dent in Baltimore’s playoff hopes with an 11-0 victory on Monday.Alexander allowed just two walks in the first six innings. Ryan Mountcastle led off the bottom of the seven with a single and Anthony Santander followed with a single. But that was the extent of the threat, with a strikeout and a double play following.Alexander (4-10) exited after seven innings, having struck out four en route to his first win since Aug. 20. The Tigers (56-91) won for just the second time in Alexander’s past 13 outings and just the second time in eight games overall.Will Vest and Jose Cisnero each pitched an inning to complete the combined two-hitter.Riley Greene drove in three runs on two doubles and Ryan Kreidler also provided three RBIs. Spencer Torkelson contributed three hits and three runs, and Tucker Barnhart also had three hits.The Orioles, who have lost nine of their last 14 games, used outfielder Ryan McKenna on the mound in the ninth inning. He gave up two runs.Baltimore (76-70), a shutout victim for the third time this month, fell five games behind the Seattle Mariners in the race for the final American League wild-card spot.Orioles starting pitcher Tyler Wells (7-7) took the loss, allowing five runs on four hits in three-plus innings. He walked three and struck out three.