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Game 96: Tigers (48-47) at Orioles (45-49)

Armando Galarraga (7-3, 3.27) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (5-7, 3.49)

After a night in which the Orioles may have run themselves out of a comeback, the Tigers look to extend their winning streak to three games this evening on a humid night in Charm City.

Armando Galarraga is winless in his last four starts, though in terms of runs allowed, he's pitched well enough to earn a victory in at least two of those games. What has been a concern in his last two appearances, however, is his control. Galarraga has issued seven walks in his last two starts (11 2/3 innings), something that hasn't been a problem for him for most of the season. On the road, Galarraga is 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA.

Jeremy Guthrie is tied for the AL lead in quality starts, according to, but obviously doesn't have the record to show for it. His last start provides a good example of that, as Guthrie only allowed one earned run (and four hits) in seven innings against Toronto. He was ready to take the win before the Orioles' bullpen imploded for four runs in two innings. At home this season, Guthrie is 2-3 with a 3.51 ERA.

Edgar Renteria is back in the lineup, despite his sore hamstring bothering him last night. Carlos Guillen is still back in Detroit, however, as his wife is still hospitalized. So Brandon Inge will again be showing off his magic glove at third base.