Cleveland at Baltimore

W: J. Halama (1-0) L: J. Westbrook (2-2)
HR: CLE - J. Peralta (2), V. Martinez (3), A. Boone (2)   BAL - C. Patterson (1), J. Gibbons (4), R. Hernandez (2)

Patterson caps seven-run fifth with homer, Orioles rout Indians

CBS wire reports

BALTIMORE -- If a lopsided loss to the Cleveland Indians didn't raise the Baltimore Orioles' ire, it certainly awakened their bats.

Kevin Millar hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a seven-run fifth inning capped by Corey Patterson's two-run homer, and the Orioles overcame a four-run deficit to beat Cleveland 18-9 Wednesday night.

"They really showed me some character tonight," Baltimore manager Sam Perlozzo said. "I know when they came into the dugout and it was 7-3, they were still chirping about coming back. Miguel Tejada was saying, 'Let's go, we can get them.' "

Ramon Hernandez had a home run and four RBI, Jay Gibbons hit a three-run homer, and Tejada and Jeff Conine each had two RBI for the Orioles, who have won five of seven.

"You can get waxed like we did last night and come back and put a performance together like we did tonight," Conine said. "It's a good thing, and it does a lot for your confidence."

Jhonny Peralta, Victor Martinez and Aaron Boone homered for Cleveland, which had beaten Baltimore five straight times. Martinez extended his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest in the major leagues this year.

A night after a 15-1 loss to the Indians, the Orioles had a season-high 21 hits and batted around in the fifth and eighth innings. It was Baltimore's highest-scoring game since a club-record 23 runs against Toronto on Sept. 28. 2000, at Camden Yards.

Conine had three hits, matching his season total in one game. Every Oriole starter had at least one RBI except for Brian Roberts -- who reached base four times and scored twice.

"We came back and got a couple of rallies going in a few innings," Patterson said. "We played well. What can I say? We all contributed."

Jake Westbrook (2-2) failed to protect a 7-3 lead, allowing nine runs -- eight earned -- and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

"I just think he was over the middle of the plate and they were swinging the bats well tonight," said Indians manager Eric Wedge, who closed his clubhouse to reporters. "It was a bad night, all the way around. It's one game."

Tejada's one-out RBI single in the fifth and Ramon Hernandez's two-out, run-scoring single cut the lead to 7-5, Javy Lopez hit an RBI double and Millar followed with a two-run double that bounced over the center-field fence.

Matt Miller relieved, and Patterson, who entered the game hitting .067, hit his second pitch into the right-center seats for his first AL homer and a 10-7 lead.

"This is one of the nights that we picked up our pitcher," Gibbons said. "There is going to be other nights where we're going to win 2-1 (and) they're going to have to pick us up. It was a good night to explode after what happened last night."

Boone homered off John Halama (1-0) in the sixth, but Gibbons answered with a three-run drive off Rafael Betancourt in the bottom half.

Grady Sizemore hit an RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth. Hernandez's three-run homer highlighted a five-run eighth.

Baltimore starter Rodrigo Lopez gave up seven runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He has allowed seven homers this year, including five in his last two outings.


  • The Orioles stole two bases against Martinez, who has failed to nab any of the 13 attempted thefts against him this year.
  • A catcher's interference call against Martinez led to the first unearned run of the year by an Indians starter.
  • Miller (right elbow strain) and Betancourt (upper back strain) left in the sixth. Wedge said one of the pitchers would probably have to go on the disabled list.
  • Cleveland's Kelly Shoppach had his first major league hit, a pinch single in the ninth.
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Corey Patterson legs out a bunt and adds a two-run homer in the fifth inning.  (AP)
Corey Patterson legs out a bunt and adds a two-run homer in the fifth inning. (AP)

Players of the Game

M. Tejada
AB 5
R 3
H 3
HR 0

R. Hernandez
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1

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Travis Hafner, DH5122012 .375
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Ron Belliard, 2B4021000 .288
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Aaron Boone, 3B4111004 .259
a-lined out for Peralta in the 9th
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2B - Grady Sizemore (5, Lopez), Travis Hafner (4, Lopez), Todd Hollandsworth (3, Rodriguez)
HR - Jhonny Peralta (2, Lopez), Victor Martinez (3, Lopez), Aaron Boone (2, Halama)
SF - Grady Sizemore (1)
RBI - Grady Sizemore (7), Jhonny Peralta (7), Travis Hafner 2 (14), Victor Martinez 2 (14), Ron Belliard (9), Aaron Boone (10)
2-OUT RBI - Jhonny Peralta (3), Victor Martinez 2 (3), Ron Belliard (5)
CS - Todd Hollandsworth (1, 2nd base by Lopez/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 6
DP - A. Boone-Belliard-Broussard
E - Todd Hollandsworth (1, Dropped fly), Victor Martinez (2, ), Jhonny Peralta (2, Misplayed grounder)
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Matt Miller 0.1222101 5.63
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Jason Davis 1000020 1.80
Danny Graves 1.2552011 7.71
Scott Sauerbeck 0.1000000 4.91
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Westbrook 8-5, Matt Miller 1-0, Danny Graves 3-3
Batters Faced - Jake Westbrook 26, Matt Miller 4, Rafael Betancourt 2, Jason Davis 3, Danny Graves 12, Scott Sauerbeck 1
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Jeff Conine, LF6132002 .162
Melvin Mora, 3B6331003 .284
Miguel Tejada, SS5332001 .375
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2B - Melvin Mora (6, Miller), Javy Lopez 2 (4, Westbrook, Westbrook), Kevin Millar (4, Westbrook)
HR - Jay Gibbons (4, Betancourt), Ramon Hernandez (2, Graves), Corey Patterson (1, Miller)
RBI - Jeff Conine 2 (5), Melvin Mora (8), Miguel Tejada 2 (11), Jay Gibbons 3 (13), Ramon Hernandez 4 (14), Javy Lopez (6), Kevin Millar 2 (8), Corey Patterson 2 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Jeff Conine (1), Miguel Tejada (7), Ramon Hernandez (8), Javy Lopez (3), Kevin Millar 2 (2), Corey Patterson 2 (3)
SB - Brian Roberts 2 (4, 2nd base off Westbrook/Martinez, 3rd base off Westbrook/Martinez)
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DP - Mora-B. Roberts
E - Ramon Hernandez (3, Wild throw), Kevin Millar (1, Wild throw)
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John Halama (W,1-0) 1311121 4.76
Sendy Rleal (H,1) 1.2000000 4.32
Eddy Rodriguez 2211020 4.50
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rodrigo Lopez 2-5, Sendy Rleal 3-2
Batters Faced - Rodrigo Lopez 22, John Halama 7, Sendy Rleal 5, Eddy Rodriguez 8
Game Information
Attendance - 19510
Game Time - 3:36
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Ted Barrett, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - Rick Reed, Third Base - Tim Tschida