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Bell to have X-ray on right hand, only blemish of Orioles' 5-3 victory

Orioles rookie third baseman Josh Bell hurt his right hand trying to field Miguel Cabrera's hard grounder in the sixth inning. The ball actually deflected off his hand and went right to shortstop Cesar Izturis, who threw out Cabrera for the second out of the inning.

Bell opted to stay in the game and got one more at-bat, hitting a hard liner in the ninth inning that was caught by Ramon Santiago at second base. He had his hand wrapped in ice following the game and said that he doesn't think it's anything serious, but he'll have precautionary X-rays taken on Sunday morning.

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Other than Bell's situation, it was another uplifting win for the Orioles who got 16 hits, including four from Adam Jones and three each from Felix Pie and Brian Roberts, and seven shutout innings from Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie is now 7-3 with a 2.29 ERA in 11 starts since the All-Star break and is moving up those "Most Valuable Oriole" ballots with each passing outing.

The Orioles have now won back-to-back games at Comerica Park for the first time since June 4-5, 2005. They also clinched their first back-to-back winning road trips since 2008. With Chris Tillman on the mound tomorrow, they'll bid to become the first team to sweep the Tigers at their home ballpark this season.

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They also are 23-14 under new manager Buck Showalter. Tigers manager Jim Leyland became the latest member of an opposing clubhouse to point out the difference in the Orioles under Showalter.

"You can just see that they're taking the field with a better air of confidence," said Leyland. "It looks like they're expecting to win, they're expecting to close it out. And until you start winning a few games, that's hard to do. But it seems like they've got that swagger now."

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