The Orioles are 2-4 against the Tigers and 0-3 at Tiger Stadium this season. The only thing riding on these games is the season series -- the teams play four at Tiger Stadium this week and end the year with three at Camden Yards.
Neither the Tigers' hitting nor pitching has been respectable. The team is last in the league in batting average and hits, second to last in ERA and third to last in wins. Chad Curtis leads the Tigers offensively (.271 average, 19 home runs and 62 RBIs). But Cecil Fielder (.247, 31, 80) has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games. On Wednesday, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker set an AL record of 1,915 games played together.