I was hoping the O's had turned a corner after their thrilling 13-inning victory on Saturday night, but the Birds looked flat in a 4-0 defeat to Justin Verlander's Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
The Birds managed just four hits in the game, three coming from DH Jim Thome. Miguel Gonzalez pitched an OK game but he was nowhere near the dominant force he was in his previous start in Anaheim. Gonzalez (1-1) allowed three runs on six hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings, striking out three.
The Birds dropped the series to Detroit and now head to Minnesota to begin an eight-game road trip. Chris Tillman takes the mound on Monday night.