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American League Game Summary - Baltimore at Cleveland



(Sunday, August 17)

Final Score: Baltimore 4, Cleveland 1

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Gausman and three relievers combined on a two-hitter and the Baltimore Orioles avoided being swept by the Cleveland Indians with a 4-1 win on Sunday to end their three-game series.

Gausman (7-4) gave up a run on two hits and four walks in six innings for the Orioles, who avoided what could have been their first three-game losing streak since late May.

Chris Davis hit a go-ahead RBI double and Steve Pearce and Jonathan Schoop each belted solo homers for the AL East leaders.

Danny Salazar (4-6) yielded two runs on four hits and a walk in five-plus innings for the Indians, who finished 3-2 on a rain-shortened homestand.

The game was scoreless until Carlos Santana doubled in the fourth inning and scored on Jason Kipnis' single to five the Indians a 1-0 lead. They were the only two Cleveland hits in the game.

"We've played a lot of low-scoring games and it kind of had that feeling today," said Indians manager Terry Francona.

Gausman worked around a pair of walks in the fifth inning and threw a perfect sixth before Darren O'Day, Andrew Miller and Zach Britton finished the game with an inning apiece.

Miller struck out the side in the eighth and Britton got an inning-ending double play in the ninth after walking Santana to earn his 26th save.

"I feel like if (the) starters can go five innings with the lead, we have a really good chance of getting a win," said Gausman. "We have guys out there that can go multiple innings on back-to-back days and then we also have our stoppers."

Salazar made it unscathed through a couple of jams but was taken out after giving up a leadoff double to Pearce and then hitting Adam Jones on the arm in the sixth inning.

Scott Atchison got the next two batters out but Pearce scored from second base on J.J. Hardy's single through the ride side, sliding ahead of the tag, and Jones came home on Davis' double inside the left-field line to give Baltimore its first lead of the series.

Pearce lined C.C. Lee's second pitch into the left field seats for a two-out homer in the seventh inning to give the Orioles a 3-1 advantage. It was his 12th homer of the season.

Schoop also hit his 12th, knocking Kyle Crockett's 91 mph fastball over the center-field wall to lead off the ninth inning.

Game Notes

Baltimore had won eight straight series before this set ... The Indians won the season series 4-3 ... The Orioles haven't lost three in a row since a four-game slide from May 27-30. They improved to 8-1 this season after being shut out in the previous game ... The Orioles remain on the road to play their next six games in Chicago, the first three against the White Sox starting Monday and the last three against the Cubs ... The Indians will play three games on the road against Minnesota starting Tuesday.

08/17 19:57:09 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 48
MIL 51
 
1st
GSW 11
OKC 25
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 15
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 1
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 13