Not to worry, Orioles fans. Last night, the Orioles overcame a dominating start by Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer to win.
Scherzer dominated the Orioles for most of the game Friday, allowing just five baserunners through eight innings and striking out 10 before the Orioles’ ninth-inning comeback.
Chris Dickerson’s walk-off homer on Friday night was the Orioles’ first walkoff homer when trailing with two outs since Chris Hoiles’ grand slam off Seattle’s Norm Charlton on May 17, 1996.
Even though Dickerson hadn’t made a start since May 23, he’s made a significant impact with his bat. He has four homers in his last 27 at bats over nine games -- including his first two-homer game on May 21 -- after needing 423 at bats to hit his last four homers dating back to April of 2009.
So Dickerson will be back in the lineup this afternoon against Verlander. Here are the lineups.