BALTIMORE (AP) — Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez has a perfect game through six innings of Sunday’s matchup at Baltimore.
The left-hander retired the first 18 Orioles he faced, although the Tigers have been held scoreless as well. Second baseman Jonathan Schoop made a diving stop to his right on Gunnar Henderson’s grounder in the sixth to keep the bid going.
Rodriguez went to a full count on Cedric Mullins that same inning but retired him on a broken-bat grounder for the third out.
Rodriguez has struck out four and thrown 71 pitches. He helped himself by fielding a tricky grounder up the middle by Ramón Urías in the fifth.
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