Jordan Lyles goes distance, leads Orioles past Tigers

Jordan Lyles pitched a complete game when the Baltimore Orioles desperately needed it in an 8-1 victory against the visiting Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.Lyles (11-11) tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks. He threw 94 pitches. In his two previous outings this month, he gave up 12 runs in 8 2/3 innings covering two starts.It was the first complete game for a Baltimore pitcher since John Means had a no-hitter in May 2021 at Seattle.The Orioles (77-71) won for just the sixth time in their last 16 games as they avoided a three-game series sweep. Kyle Stowers homered and added an RBI single for Baltimore, Adley Rutschman had two RBIs and Gunnar Henderson contributed two hits.Kerry Carpenter homered for the Tigers (57-92), who were trying to secure a three-game winning streak for just the second time since the All-Star break.Detroit starter Matt Manning (2-3) surrendered five runs, three earned, on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. He issued five walks and fanned four.The Orioles took their first lead in the series in the third inning on Rutschman’s RBI fielder’s choice. Henderson followed with a run-scoring single before Ryan Mountcastle’s sacrifice fly made it 3-0.Baltimore built on the advantage when Stowers drove a pitch from Manning over the center field fence for a two-run shot in the sixth. It was his second home run.