• Detroit Tigers' Nick Castellanos reacts after hitting a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Sanchez struggles as Tigers lose to Orioles 6-2

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Their starting pitcher was hit hard, the offense offered little support and the team fell into an early hole that proved too difficult to overcome.

  • Baltimore Orioles' Caleb Joseph is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Joseph, Machado HRs help Orioles defeat Tigers 6-2

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Coming off two straight high-scoring games decided by a single run, the Baltimore Orioles were delighted with a victory devoid of anxiety and stress.

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  • Detroit Tigers' J.D. Martinez gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Tigers trade Cespedes, then fall to Orioles 8-7

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Detroit Tigers traded away their slugger, and then hit three home runs on their way to a six-run lead.

  • Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, of Taiwan, throws to the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Jones, Machado HRs rally Orioles past Tigers 8-7

    BALTIMORE (AP) — One night after their comeback bid fell short, the Baltimore Orioles pulled off their biggest come-from-behind win of the season at the expense of the trade-ravaged Detroit Tigers.

  • In this July 30, 2015 picture, a man walks past a corner where a victim of a shooting was discovered in Baltimore. Murders are spiking again in Baltimore, three months after Freddie Gray’s death in police custody sparked riots. This year’s monthly bloodshed has twice reached levels unseen in a quarter-century. In May, Baltimore set a 25-year high of 42 recorded killings. After a brief dip in June, the homicide is soaring again. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.

  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith smiles as he answers questions from the media after NFL football training camp, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Ravens Jimmy Smith wants place among top NFL cornerbacks

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Jimmy Smith is healthy, very wealthy and ready to take on all NFL quarterbacks who dare throw to his side of the field.

  • Milwaukee Brewers' Gerardo Parra  jokes with teammates in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Orioles get LF Parra from Brewers for minor league pitcher

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles filled one of their most pressing needs Friday by obtaining left fielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers for a minor league right-hander Zach Davies.

  • Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes follows through on a single against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Depleted Tigers get 16 hits and squeeze past Orioles 9-8

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered and drove in three runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 on Thursday night after shifting into rebuilding mode by trading two of their best pitchers.

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. The jail grabbed headlines in 2013 after a sweeping federal indictment exposed a sophisticated drug- and cellphone-smuggling ring involving dozens of gang members and correctional officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore’s state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

  • Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez watches from the dugout in the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Skidding Braves go quietly in 2-0 loss to Orioles

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are finding absolutely no margin for error during a slump that is threatening to render the last two months of the season meaningless.