I keep waiting for the Orioles to revert to their previous form, and they keep surprising me.
I’m beginning to like this arrangement.
Jake Arrieta issues a two-out walk in the third inning, commits a throwing error and surrenders a run-scoring single to Asdrubal Cabrera - the Indians first hit - to fall behind, 1-0.
No big deal.
The Orioles jumped all over Cleveland starter Justin Masterson in the top of the fourth, scoring four times to take the lead. Three of the runs are unearned because of third baseman Luis Valbuena’s error, but the inning included two-out, run-scoring singles by Matt Wieters and Cesar Izturis sandwiched around a four-pitch walk to Corey Patterson.
It was an impressive answer to Cleveland’s mini rally. And it happened in a ballpark that usually leaves the Orioles searching for them.
Instant update: The Indians just got back-to-back doubles in the fourth. Now it’s their turn to try to rebound.
Instant update II: The streak of quality starts ends at seven.
Indians 6, Orioles 4.