For the Orioles, it was their most lopsided win of the year.
They beat Cleveland 8-1 behind Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie beat the organization that drafted him in the first round in 2002 and is now 2-0 in two career starts vs. Cleveland.
After giving up a first-inning run, he retired 16 batters in a row and on the night gave up just two hits and one run over eight innings. He threw 113 pitches and is now 2-4, 4.13 on the season. He has recorded six quality starts among his eight outings.
Corey Patterson had three hits while Miguel Tejada drove in three runs and Luke Scott continued his recent hot streak, going 3 for 5 with two RBI.
The O’s are now 12-24 on the year, 3-2 vs. the AL Central, 7-9 at home and 10-8 over the last 18 games.