Baltimore 3, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 21, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Dan Bellino,
Attendance - 36247

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 50-44 23-22 27-22 W4
Cleveland 47-47 24-23 23-24 L3

Recap


Orioles 3, Indians 1:
Jim Thome hit his 611th career home run in the seventh inning and Chris Tillman worked 6 2/3 strong frames as visiting Baltimore picked up its fourth straight victory.

Cleveland starter Zach McAllister had faced one batter over the minimum until the seventh inning, when J.J. Hardy led off with a single. Thome followed and got a 1-0 fastball on the outside corner from McAllister, pulling a line drive into the fourth row in right field for a 2-1 lead.

Ryan Flaherty added a solo blast in the eighth inning and Nick Markakis recorded a pair of hits for the Orioles, who have allowed an average of 1.8 runs over the last four contests.

Tillman (2-1) continued the pitching success, allowing one run and six hits while walking one and striking out four. The 24-year old right-hander bounced back after lasting just two-thirds of an inning in his last start.

Tillman’s lone blemish came on the first batter he faced, when Shin-Soo Choo led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run. The blast was his 11th of the season.

Troy Patton got the final out of the seventh and Pedro Strop worked a perfect eighth in front of closer Jim Johnson, who pitched a scoreless ninth for his 29th save.

McAllister (4-2) ended up going 7 2/3 innings and was charged with three runs on five hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter in snapping a six-start streak without a loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Thome, who homered in the series opener on Friday as well, has 190 career home runs at Progressive Field. … The Indians have lost three straight and six of eight to drop to .500 (47-47) for the first time since June 29. … Cleveland RHP Roberto Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona) has obtained a visa and is expected to join the team on Sunday. He will have to serve a three-week suspension. … INF Omar Quintanilla, who was acquired from the New York Mets on Friday, made his Orioles debut as a defensive replacement in the eighth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Cleveland
Chris Tillman Player Zach McAllister
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 7.2
4 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 5
1.35 ERA 3.52
Hitting
Baltimore   Cleveland
Nick Markakis Player Jack Hannahan
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 6 2 13 .188 6 9 3 1 0 0
Cleveland 7 1 11 .206 12 4 1 1 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 .553 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Orioles have a W/L % of .551 after a win and .511 after a loss.