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After walk-off win, Orioles look to solve Tigers ace Justin Verlander

Coming off last night’s 7-5 walk-off win over the Tigers, the Orioles will face Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who has 7-0 record and 2.85 ERA against Baltimore in his career.

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.

Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Dickerson DH
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Jason Hammel RHP

Tigers
Omar Infante 2B
Andy Dirks RF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Matt Tuiasosopo LF
Avisail Garcia CF
Justin Verlander RHP

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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