The O's starting and relief pitching had no answers for the Indians offense, allowing 19 hits in a crushing 11-5 loss on Saturday afternoon.
Dana Eveland was roughed-up early, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks in just 3 2/3 innings. Tommy Hunter followed and was even worse, surrendering another five runs on eight hits and a walk in only 1 2/3 innings. The 'pen allowed just a run in the final frames but the damage had been done. The 19 hits allowed tied a season-worst for the staff...
The closest the Orioles ever came was in the fourth, when Chris Davis launched a three-run bomb to trim the Indians lead to 5-4.
The O's have struggled recently in every facet of the game; they committed another two errors defensively. The starting pitching has been atrocious and the offense has been non-existent up until the past two games. Still, the Birds can split the series with Cleveland with a win on Sunday afternoon. Brian Matusz takes the mound for the Birds.