Detroit's Rodriguez has perfect game through 6 at Baltimore

Detroit Tigers pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton) (Gail Burton, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

BALTIMORE – 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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