Willi Castro, bullpen power Tigers past Orioles

Willi Castro had a home run and two RBIs to lead the host Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.The Tigers have won consecutive games for the first time since April 21-23.Detroit also clinched only its second series win of the season.Detroit’s bullpen tossed 7 2/3 innings of scoreless relief after starter Michael Pineda had to leave the game with a right hand contusion. Pineda was hit by a line drive off the bat of Baltimore’s Ramon Urias.The Tigers seized a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Castro. Jonathan Schoop scored after reaching third base on a leadoff double and subsequent fielding error by Ryan McKenna.Detroit claimed a 2-0 lead with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning on a solo home run to left field by Eric Haase.In the seventh inning, the Tigers took a 3-0 lead on a solo home run to left by Castro. The blast was the first of the season for Castro.Wily Peralta (1-0) relieved Pineda in the second and didn’t allow a hit in 2 2/3 innings of relief.

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