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Tuesday night Orioles game thread: vs. Tigers, 7:05

The Orioles aim to halt their inexplicable skid against the Tigers after last night’s embarrassing opener.

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles
Help us, Austin Voth. You’re our only hope.
Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

What in tarnation is going on with the Orioles when it comes to the Detroit Tigers?

Last night’s embarrassment of a ballgame, an 11-0 O’s loss to the fourth-worst team in baseball, was just the latest Birds debacle when it comes to the Motown crew. The Orioles have now lost a whopping eight consecutive games to the Tigers, dating back to last season.

Last season, at least, the Orioles had the excuse of being a horrific ballclub themselves. But this year? For a contending O’s team to go 0-4 against hapless Detroit so far? It’s hard to fathom. When these two teams square off, it’s the equivalent of what would happen if an actual oriole tried to fight an actual tiger. It isn’t pretty.

Let’s hope the Orioles can flush away last night’s stinker and put forth a more capable effort tonight. They have the right guy on the mound to do it. Since Austin Voth joined the club in June, the Orioles have a perfect 8-0 record when he starts at Camden Yards. Voth himself has earned only three of those wins, but still, good things tend to happen on Austin Voth night in Baltimore.

The O’s are facing a southpaw for the second straight game, hoping for more success against Joey Wentz than against Tyler Alexander. The red-hot Gunnar Henderson moves up to the leadoff spot, becoming the youngest MLB player to bat first in a lineup since Fernando Tatis Jr. in 2019. Brandon Hyde has also swapped Ryan Mountcastle and Adley Rutschman — moving the former up to the #2 spot and the latter to cleanup — and has subbed out Cedric Mullins for Ryan McKenna.

Orioles lineup:

3B Gunnar Henderson
1B Ryan Mountcastle
RF Anthony Santander
C Adley Rutschman
DH Jesus Aguilar
2B Ramon Urias
LF Austin Hays
CF Ryan McKenna
SS Jorge Mateo

RHP Austin Voth

Tigers lineup:

CF Riley Greene
SS Willi Castro
DH Javier Baez
2B Harold Castro
1B Spencer Torkelson
RF Kerry Carpenter
C Eric Haase
3B Jeimer Candelario
LF Akil Baddoo

LHP Joey Wentz