Smith's solo homer off reliever Blaine Hardy moved the Orioles within one.
On Thursday, in a 6-5 loss to the host Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park that clinched a 1-6 three-city road trip, it was an uncharacteristic six-inning, six-run performance by Dylan Bundy that meant yet another Orioles starter would factor into a losing result.
Martinez was hitting.200 with just two RBI in his previous five games.
"That was a lot of fun at the end, but that's a taxing night, especially at the beginning of a series", Davis said. "You obviously want to win the game, but we didn't roll over and play dead, either".
His fifth home run in as many games staked the Orioles to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, giving him a share of the team lead with nine long balls this season. But getting through six, that's huge for our bullpen. Victor Martinez also went deep for Detroit, which was one out from a remarkable victory when Trumbo connected off Justin Wilson.
Legendary rock vocalist Chris Cornell passed away unexpectedly in a Detroit Hotel after playing a show at the Fox Theater on Wednesday night.
"We did a good job of coming back", Avila said.
"And when you get in those stretches where everything clicks, you put together a really good streak".
The two teams split the first two games, then on Thursday Detroit eked out a 6-5 win.
Elvis Andrus added an RBI double and Nomar Mazara added a two-run double for Texas.
Although all four of his home runs have come against right-handed pitching this year, he's batting just.212 against righties in his first 85 at-bats. Zimmerman allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings on the day.
Fulmer has been dominant through two May outings, collecting a pair of road wins against Oakland and the Los Angeles Angels while allowing a total of two earned runs and 11 hits while striking out 16 over 15 innings. After J.D. Martinez walked with one out in the bottom of the inning, Victor Martinez drilled his third homer of the season into the right-field stands. Two of them were intentional, setting up the at-bats by Collins with the bases loaded.
Jimenez finished the inning but did not come back out for the sixth, making it another short game for an Orioles starter.
During the winning streak, they have averaged 6.6 runs per game. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter brought in Brad Brach, but J.D. Martinez drove a 3-1 delivery over the right-center wall to give Detroit an 8-7 lead. "He threw a harder slider today". He hit his second homer of the game off Francisco Rodriguez (1-5) after Mark Trumbo led off the 13th inning with his fourth hit, a double.
McCullers limited Miami to three hits in six innings and lowered his ERA to 2.65.
Collins hit two home runs, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday night.