Baltimore 10, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, July 20, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 33954

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 1 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 11 0
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 49-44 23-22 26-22 W3
Cleveland 47-46 24-22 23-24 L2

Recap


Orioles 10, Indians 2: Ryan Flaherty hit a three-run homer and Mark Reynolds doubled in a pair during a seven-run third inning as visiting Baltimore pounded Derek Lowe and cruised past Cleveland.

Miguel Gonzalez (2-1) pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to earn his second career win and Jim Thome hit his 610th career home run to move past Sammy Sosa on the all-time list.

Lowe (8-8) was charged with nine runs in three-plus innings, allowing seven hits and issuing five walks. The veteran right-hander is just 1-5 with an 8.16 ERA in his last eight starts.

Baltimore scored one run on a wild pitch from Lowe in the first inning but really opened things up in the third. Thome led off with a double, moved to third on a groundout and scored the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice that allowed Matt Wieters to reach.

Wilson Betemit followed with a double and Chris Davis was walked intentionally to load the bases in front of Reynolds, who send a drive to deep center to plate a pair. Flaherty followed and got under a 2-0 sinker, sending it into the first row in right-center for his third homer and a 7-1 cushion.

The inning could have been worse if not for Cleveland left fielder Johnny Damon, who leaped into the stands to make a catch in foul territory.

Thome led off the fourth with a no-doubt shot to right, his sixth homer of the season and first since joining the Orioles.

Gonzalez surrendered two runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking a pair for the Orioles, who have won three straight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jack Hannahan and Asdrubal Cabrera each hit solo home runs for the Indians. … Thome now ranks seventh on the all-time home run list. Next up is Ken Griffey Jr. with 630. … On Friday, Baltimore acquired INF Omar Quintanilla from the New York Mets for cash considerations. … Cleveland RHP Cody Allen was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Friday and made his major-league debut, yielding two walks and striking out one in a hitless inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Cleveland
Miguel Gonzalez Player Derek Lowe
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 3.0
5 Strikeouts 0
7 Hits 7
2.70 ERA 27.00
Hitting
Baltimore   Cleveland
Jim Thome Player Johnny Damon
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 3
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 11 2 24 .282 23 7 9 8 0 0
Cleveland 9 2 17 .265 15 7 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Indians have a W/L % of .447 after a win and .565 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Orioles have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .511 after a loss.