BALTIMORE (AP) — Johnny Damon and Asdrubal Cabrera hit three-run homers, Shin-Soo Choo had a solo shot, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Thursday night to end a five-game losing streak.
Recalled from Triple-A Columbus before the game, Cleveland rookie Zach McAllister allowed two runs and seven hits over 5 2-3 innings to earn his second big league win. McAllister (2-1) struck out six and walked one in his fifth career start.
J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who have lost seven of nine. Baltimore has scored only 14 runs during that span and is 3 for 52 with runners in scoring position over the last 10 games, including 1 for 5 in this one.
Orioles rookie Wei-Yin Chen (7-4) gave up six runs, six hits (including two homers) and three walks in 6 1-3 innings.