Brach appeared just twice, in the first game May 10 when he allowed a game-winning two-run single to Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters, and May 16 when the Orioles defeated the Tigers, 13-11, in 13 innings.
The Tigers announced Cabrera's absence about a half-hour before the scheduled first pitch against the Orioles. He has made just one appearance against the Tigers, a 1 1/3-inning relief stint.
DETROIT (AP) - Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th.
Game notes: After taking two of three against the Orioles, the Tigers welcome Texas to Comerica Park.
His only career start against Texas came in 2015 and he allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings.
"That was a lot of fun at the end, but that's a taxing night, especially at the beginning of a series", Davis said. Most times you score five runs, you should win. "Those shut-down innings haven't been there for us and to get the opportunity to go back in the dugout and try to add on".
J.D. Martinez, who came off the disabled list four games ago, also hit a solo shot in the third prior to his third career grand slam. Richard Bleier (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings to pick up the victory.
The pitchers will return home to Camden Yards, where things typically go better for both them and the team, carrying a bit of resentment about how things have gone. Collins is mired in an 0-for-30 slump, and Detroit didn't have any position players left to pinch hit. Orioles manager Buck Showalter hinted that the club would add another reliever prior to Wednesday's game. "That's a great win". J.D. Martinez hit a three-run shot in the third, and the Tigers ended a streak of eight straight quality starts by Bundy (5-2) to begin the season.
"The first month of the season, the pitching kind of offset challenges that we had offensively", he said.
"And when you get in those stretches where everything clicks, you put together a really good streak".
In the fifth inning, Adam Jones broke what was then a 3-3 tie with a solo home run that just barely scraped over the fence in left field.
Manny Machado did not play in this game due to a sore right index finger. Zimmerman allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings on the day.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 35-16 in their last 51 during game one of a series, and 4-0 in Norris' last four starts during game one of a series. Baltimore's Wade Miley permitted four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings. "We set up some situations the last few games that have allowed some of these guys to use other tools in their tool box". He did make you sweat a bit, if you were watching, with three walks in two innings. "Now he's actually driving the ball", Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said. "He threw a harder slider today". The Orioles had only six on the roster Tuesday and used them all. Showalter said Dylan Bundy would have been able to start Wednesday on regular rest if Jimenez had been needed Tuesday.