Orioles purchased the contract of 1B Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A Norfolk.
Ishikawa utilized the opt-out clause in his minor league deal over the weekend, so the Orioles added him to the major league roster rather than let him go. The 29-year-old was batting .316/.413/.525 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 49 games this season in Triple-A. He's making the start of the DH spot and could see semi-regular playing time in the short-term.
J.J. Hardy went 3-for-4 with a home run as the Orioles beat the Tigers 5-2 on Tuesday.
Hardy had two singles to go with the two-run homer, giving him 14 home runs and 42 RBI on the season. The Orioles lineup is not lacking in hitters having great years, and Hardy is no exception.
Adam Jones hit a three-run homer to help the Orioles defeat the Tigers on Tuesday.
The homer, Jones' 15th on the year, came off Justin Verlander, one of two homers Verlander served up on the night. The outfielder has now driven in 51 runs and is hitting .301/.325/.520 in what should be another All-Star season.
Zach Britton allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings as the Orioles beat the Tigers on Tuesday.
The win was Britton's first as he was making his first start since April 29. The left-hander allowed only a solo homer to Matt Tuiasosopo in scattering five hits and three walks. Despite the good start, Britton may find himself back in Triple-A Norfolk once Jason Hammel is healthy enough to start.
Orioles recalled LHP Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk.
Britton is starting for the Orioles on Tuesday night against the Tigers. He has a promising 3.28 ERA in 11 starts this season at the Triple-A level but is a risky fantasy play in his matchup Tuesday versus Detroit.