Baltimore had as many home runs as Cleveland had hits and the Orioles avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-1 victory at Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Indians actually got on the board first. Carlos Santana gave the Indians their first hit in the fourth inning with an opposite field double and Jason Kipnis followed him up with a bloop single that dropped in shallow right center field, scoring Santana.
The Indians (62-61) only had two more baserunners the rest of the game, a walk by Michael Bourn in the fifth inning and a walk by Santana in the ninth.
Kevin Gausman pitched well to earn the win for the Orioles (70-52), allowing just the one earned run on two hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out two.
Danny Salazar turned in a solid, but short, outing for the Indians, allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk in five-plus innings. He struck out four. Salazar came out to start the sixth inning but was pulled after allowing a double to Steven Pearce and hitting Adam Jones.
A single by J.J. Hardy and a double by Chris Davis off reliever Scott Atchison later in the inning gave the Orioles the lead.
Solo home runs by Pearce in the seventh and Johnathon Schoop in the ninth padded the Orioles lead.
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