Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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The Orioles fell one run short in their comeback attempt Thursday, but they managed to get it done last night against the Tigers, coming from six runs down for an 8-7 victory at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

After Wei-Yin Chen was knocked out of the game early, the Orioles chipped away with one run in the fourth inning and four in the fifth, including a three-run homer from Adam Jones. Manny Machado then gave the Orioles the lead in the sixth with a two-run homer. Chris Davis delivered an RBI single later on in the frame, which proved to be the difference in the ballgame.

With the win, the Orioles improved to 52-50 on the year and sit just one game back in what promises to be a crazy Wild Card race in the American League. Seven teams are within five games of the Twins right now.

Your Friday box scores and AP recaps:

Tigers 7, Orioles 8

Braves 3, Phillies 9

Royals 6, Blue Jays 7 (11 innings)

Pirates 5, Reds 4

Rays 5, Red Sox 7

Nationals 1, Mets 2 (12 innings)

Yankees 13, White Sox 6

Padres 8, Marlins 3 (11 innings)

Mariners 6, Twins 1

Cubs 4, Brewers 1

Indians 2, Athletics 1

Rockies 0, Cardinals 7

Giants 3, Rangers 6

Diamondbacks 6, Astros 4 (10 innings)

Angels 3, Dodgers 5

Tigers sign Francisco Liriano

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Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Tigers have signed Francisco Liriano to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Liriano split time between the Blue Jays and Astros last year, putting up a 5.66 ERA in 38 games, 18 of which were starts, striking out 85 and walking 53 in 97 innings. He pitched two-thirds on an inning in the World Series, but overall it was a pretty substandard season. But hey, those innings ain’t gonna eat themselves, and Liriano will eat some in Detroit.

Not to speak ill of him: he is almost certainly the second best Francisco Li- player in the division.