Damon hits game-winning homer on historic night

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Detroit - Johnny Damon capped off a historic night with a two-run home run in the 11th inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 7-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in the second of a three-game set.

Damon hit a single under the glove of Julio Lugo in the third for the 2,500th hit of his career. He became the 92nd player in MLB-history to reach that mark and he finished the game 2-for-5 with two runs scored in addition to the winning shot.

In the 11th with David Hernandez (3-7) on the mound, Austin Jackson singled to start the frame and Damon followed by blasting an 0-2 pitch into the stands in right field for the win.

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run in the ninth to tie the game and went 3- for-5 with two runs scored while Brandon Inge added two hits and an RBI for the Tigers, who have won four of five.

Armando Galarraga went 6 2/3 innings and was charged with three runs on 10 hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Ryan Perry (2-4) got the win for throwing a scoreless 11th inning.

Nick Markakis went 3-for-6 with a three-run home run and three RBI while Lugo added three hits and an RBI for the Orioles, who have lost five of their last six contests. Jake Arrieta went 6 1/3 innings in the start and was charged with just one run on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Trailing, 1-0, the Orioles finally got on the board in the seventh as Miguel Tejada led off with a single and Markakis followed with a shot over the right field wall. Three batters later Matt Wieters laced a triple and, after Phil Coke took the mound, Felix Pie singled to center for a 3-1 advantage.

Baltimore padded its lead in the eighth on an RBI single from Markakis that plated Cesar Izturis, who earlier reached base on a fielder's choice and stole second.

Detroit cut the deficit to one in the bottom of the eighth. Cabrera led off with a triple and scored when Brennan Boesch followed with a single. Two batters later, Brandon Inge made it a one-run game with a triple of his own, but he was stranded as Alfredo Simon got the next two outs.

The Orioles, though, added an insurance run in the ninth on Lugo's RBI single that plated Adam Jones.

It didn't matter, however, as Damon worked a walk to leadoff the ninth and Cabrera followed with a towering shot over the left field wall to send the game to extras.

The Tigers got on board in the second inning when Alex Avila's single scored Carlos Guillen, who reached base on a fielder's choice and moved to third on Inge's single.

Game Notes

Damon is one of four active players with 2,500 hits, 1,500 runs and 1,000 RBI, joining Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter...Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 15 games...Detroit has won seven of the last eight against Baltimore...Baltimore stranded 17 men on base as the team went just 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position...Detroit left 10 on base and went 2-for-10 with RISP.


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