Instant analysis of Orioles' 7-6 win over Tigers in AL Division Series Game 2

Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors share their immediate reaction to Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Orioles and the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards.

Eduardo A. Encina, reporter: What have they said? A hero every night. Delmon Young played the role today. He's been marvelous off the bench and as a pinch hitter, and Young's postseason experience showed with a game-winning three-run double in the eighth. On to Detroit.

Dan Connolly, reporter: Well, the Orioles felt like they had a seceret weapon in pinch-hitter Delmon Young. And they felt like they could win if they could reach the Tigers bullpen. They were right on both accounts. Thrilling game to watch.

Peter Schmuck, columnist: OK, maybe there is something supernatural going on here ... at least in the eighth inning. The Orioles have scored 12 runs in that frame in the first two games of this Division Series, and they’ve had some help from the beleaguered Tigers bullpen. But make no mistake, there’s something very special happening right now and a new hero emerges every day. Delmon Young, come on down.

Jon Meoli, reporter: I was tempted to simply cut and paste yesterday’s in here. What an implosion by the Tigers bullpen, and once again, what a display by the Orioles to battle enough to get the Tigers’ good pitchers out of the game and attack their struggling ones. Game ball goes to Kevin Gausman, who threw gas for three innings and quieted the Tigers lineup to keep the Orioles in it. The win guarantees the Orioles at least one more home game -- Game 5, if necessary, or another raucous crowd for the American League Championship Series. What more can you ask for?

Dean Jones Jr., editor: Wow. The Orioles now have scored 12 runs in the eighth inning in the first two games of this series. The bullpen blows up again for the Tigers. How did they win the American League Central?

Ron Fritz, sports editor: Wow, Detroit's bullpen really stinks. Huge win for the Orioles. This series is over after demoralizing comeback.

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