Punchless O’s drop series finale to Tribe

The day can change and so can the opponent.

The story remains the same. The O’s offense continues to be one of the worst in the game.

Today, Cleveland beat the punchless O’s 5-1, as Jake Westbrook, now 2-2, pitched a complete-game, nine-hitter.

Down to their last out, the O’s avoided their fourth shutout when Luke Scott homered to left.

The O’s have scored one run or less 12 times. They are 2-22 when scoring fewer than four runs and now are 1-18 when outhit by their opponent. They have scored two runs or less in a game 18 times in 38 games.

The Orioles left four men on base in the first two innings and hit into two double plays.

Ty Wigginton talks with Amber Theoharis after the Orioles 5-1 loss to the Indians

The Orioles, who lost a 2-0 lead and the game in the ninth last night, drop the series 2-1 to Cleveland are 3-3 on this homestand.

Mark Hendrickson made his first start of the year when David Hernandez was scratched due to a sore shoulder. He took the loss, allowing three runs over five frames. Matt LaPorta and Russell Branyan hit two-run homers for Cleveland, now 15-20.

The Orioles host Kansas City Monday at 7:05 with Brad Bergesen (3-2, 5.76) pitching vs. Kyle Davies (2-2, 5.22).

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