BALTIMORE -- Mild-mannered Manny Machado felt he let his team down by losing his temper. Instead, the second-year third baseman's first career ejection might have been the spark the Baltimore Orioles needed.
Baltimore used six hits and two errors to erase a 3-2 deficit in the fifth, salvaging a split in the four-game series. The inning also saw Machado get tossed by home plate umpire Will Little and Adam Jones called out on the go-ahead grounder for sliding wide of second base to break up a potential double play that wound up plating the decisive run.
Machado wasn't around to see the completion of the rally, something he said he regrets.
"I swung at a bad pitch (and) I thought I fouled it off," Machado said. "Obviously, I looked back on the replay, and I didn't. Something that I said wrong to the umpire, and I have to pay the consequences for it. Let my team down -- obviously, something that won't happen again."
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Machado would learn from his youthful transgression.
"I've seen 10-, 15-year veterans get frustrated with some calls," Showalter said. "It's all lessons learned. He's 20 years old."
"When you play teams like that, when you make a mistake or two, they can make you pay for it," said Cleveland manager Terry Francona. "And that's what happened.
Miguel Gonzalez (6-3) won for the fourth time in five decisions. He allowed three runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings, walking none and matching a career high with nine strikeouts.
Ryan Flaherty drove in two runs for Baltimore.
Chisenhall homered to right with two outs in the second, a 430-foot shot that landed on Eutaw Street and gave the Indians a 1-0 lead.
Baltimore went ahead 2-1 on Flaherty's two-run single in the bottom of the inning. Davis drew a leadoff walk, Wieters singled and Hardy moved the runners up with a sacrifice bunt before Flaherty's two-out single up the middle.
The Indians tied it at 2 on Chisenhall's double in the fourth. Michael Brantley doubled to lead off the inning and Chisenhall sent a ball off the right-field wall to plate him.
Aviles led off the fifth with a line-drive homer to left, his fifth of the season.
Cleveland's lead, however, was short-lived.
"It happened so fast, same thing last night," said Chisenhall. "It's the way the AL East plays. Runs just show up on the board."
The Orioles went ahead 7-3 with the five-run fifth, but lost Machado, who was ejected by Little for arguing a third-strike call, ending a streak of 1,206 innings played, the longest active streak in the majors.
"When I heard about it, the streak I had going, obviously it's devastating," Machado said. "But I just caused that on myself. That's something that ... that I just have to pay the consequences for, and I did."
Singles by Flaherty and Nate McLouth put runners at the corners for Machado, who struck out swinging and was tossed when he argued that he foul-tipped the ball. Markakis followed with an RBI single to center for a 3-3 tie and Jones' broken-bat single to right loaded the bases.
Davis then beat shortstop Aviles' relay to first after Jones was called out for abandoning the baseline, allowing McLouth to score for a 4-3 lead. Aviles was charged with an error for coming off the bag early on a throw from second baseman Jason Kipnis that would have forced Jones.
Wieters then cracked a run-scoring double into the right-field corner, with Davis scoring and Wieters reaching third when Drew Stubbs bobbled the ball. Hardy's infield single, a tapper to the left of the mound, made it 7-3 and chased Corey Kluber.
Kluber (6-5) yielded seven runs -- six earned -- in 4 2/3 innings, ending a steak of three straight wins. He allowed 11 hits, walked one and struck out four.
"I think there were just some crucial situations there in that fifth inning where I didn't execute pitches, and they're obviously a very good offensive team and they put good swings on them," Kluber said.
- The game was delayed by rain for 78 minutes in the bottom of the seventh inning.
- With his first-inning single, Kipnis has reached base in 29 consecutive games.
- The Orioles re-signed RHP Freddy Garcia to a minor league deal and he will report to Triple-A Norfolk. Garcia was optioned to Norfolk on Monday, and because he is a veteran had the option of declining the assignment and becoming a free agent.
- Before the game, the Indians activated RHP Chris Perez (right shoulder soreness) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned LHP T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus. They also traded IF John McDonald, who was designated for assignment Wednesday, to the Phillies for cash or a player to be named.
- Francona said RHP Trevor Bauer will start the first game of Friday's doubleheader and RHP Carlos Carrasco would start the nightcap. Bauer will be recalled from Triple-A and Carrasco will be added as the team's 26th man.
- Brian Roberts (right hamstring) will return from the DL this weekend and become the Orioles' starting second baseman, Showalter said.
- RHP Dylan Bundy, the Orioles' prized pitching prospect, underwent Tommy John ligament replacement surgery Thursday. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
- Showalter said rookie LHP T.J. McFarland would start Friday's series opener against the Yankees.