Orioles slug their way past Indians 13-0

BALTIMORE (AP) Manager Brandon Hyde says his young Baltimore Orioles are a fun team to watch, regardless of how much they've been struggling.

The Orioles certainly put on a show the last two nights against the Cleveland Indians.

Andrew Cashner threw seven innings of three-hit ball, Renato Nunez had two of Baltimore's four home runs and the Orioles clinched their first series win since April with their second consecutive 13-0 victory over Cleveland on Saturday.

''To win a series, obviously feels great,'' Hyde said. ''I just want our guys to play well. I'm concerned about how we play. I'm concerned about how we play the game and just the last two games we played really good baseball. It began with our starting pitching.''

Anthony Santander etched his way into Camden Yards' history when he hit the 100th home run, and 45th by an Oriole, to land on Eutaw Street since the stadium opened in 1992.

''It's an honor to hit the 100th home run onto Eutaw Street. It's just unbelievable,'' Santander said through a translator. ''Hopefully tomorrow we can sweep them.''

Chance Sisco also homered for Baltimore, which has outscored Cleveland 26-0 over the first two games. The Orioles will go for their first three-game sweep of the season Sunday.

Cashner (8-3) was scratched moments before the first pitch as thunderstorms passed through the area. When the start of the game was announced for 5:10 p.m. - a 66-minute delay - Cashner was renamed the starter.

He finished with six strikeouts and just one walk and has won four of his last five decisions.

''It was kind of a cluster, but thank God the weather came when it did,'' Cashner said.

The Orioles earned back-to-back shutouts for the first time since September 2016 against the Yankees.

Trey Mancini had three hits and drove in three runs for the Orioles, who had not won a series since April 22-24 against the White Sox. Baltimore had lost its previous 18 series.

''They hit better than us. They played better than us. They pitched better than us. They managed better than us,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''This game will make you laugh sometimes and it will make you shake your head. Sometimes it will make you cry.''

Nunez tied a career high with four RBIs.

Baltimore took a 1-0 lead in the second on a double by Hanser Alberto off Indians rookie Zach Plesac.

Cashner retired 11 consecutive batters before allowing a bloop single to Carlos Santana.

The Orioles broke open the game with six runs in the fourth. Santander started the rally with a 410-foot solo homer. Jonathan Villar and Mancini later added back-to-back RBI doubles. Nunez ended Plesac's afternoon with a solo shot to center.

Plesac had his shortest start over seven outings this season, allowing seven runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks over 32/3 innings.

Mancini had another two-run single in the fifth that provided a 9-0 margin. Sisco added a two-run home run off A.J. Cole in the sixth. Sisco hit the 99th ball to land on Eutaw Street the previous night.

Nunez got his 17th homer of the season off Mike Freeman.

Baltimore won consecutive games for the first time since May 4-6. The Indians have been shut out seven times this year.

ANOTHER MILESTONE

The Orioles became the first team in Major League history to record back-to-back shutouts while scoring at least 13 runs in each game, according to STATS.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: 3B Jose Ramirez will be activated off the paternity list for Sunday's game. ''He will be ready to play,'' Francona said. ... RHP Danny Salazar (right shoulder) will throw 30-35 pitches in a simulated game Sunday in Arizona. Salazar has not pitched at the major-league level since 2017 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery. . RHP Jefry Rodriguez (right shoulder strain) was held back from the team's eight-game road trip.

UP NEXT

Indians: Shane Bieber (6-3, 3.83 ERA) earned his first career shutout May 19 against the Orioles, allowing five hits with 15 strikeouts.

Orioles: Gabriel Ynoa (0-5, 6.75 ERA) has given up 13 runs in his last two starts (7 2/3 innings).

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  • W: A. Cashner (8-3)L: Z. Plesac (3-3)
  • HR: BAL - R. Nunez 2 (18), C. Sisco (4), A. Santander (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS40100021.293.352.500.8520.0
O. Mercado CF40000023.304.352.459.812-1.0
C. Santana DH30100000.291.411.536.9471.0
Y. Chang 3B10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Kipnis 2B40100001.246.301.381.6832.0
T. Naquin RF30000101.260.292.445.7371.0
B. Bradley 1B30000012.150.227.250.477-0.5
J. Bauers LF30000020.220.295.384.679-1.0
K. Plawecki C30200010.193.273.330.6021.5
M. Freeman 3B-P30000012.261.366.391.757-0.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar 2B21120302.254.326.418.7448.0
    T. Mancini 1B41330001.302.358.548.9078.0
    a- R. Ruiz PH-1B10000000.228.303.311.6140.0
    D. Smith LF51100015.254.305.456.7622.5
    S. Wilkerson LF00000000.212.261.376.6370.0
    R. Nunez DH33242200.236.301.482.78317.0
    C. Sisco C42121013.286.400.6901.0908.5
    A. Santander RF51211001.293.352.500.8527.0
    H. Alberto 3B41210000.320.341.409.7506.0
    K. Broxton CF42100123.185.236.274.5103.0
    R. Martin SS31000022.174.232.297.5291.0
    A. Cashner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    • a-grounded out for Mancini in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Kipnis (12)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Mercado 3 (3), J. Kipnis, B. Bradley
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Villar (19), T. Mancini (19), D. Smith (14), H. Alberto (11)
    • HR - R. Nunez 2 (18), C. Sisco (4), A. Santander (4)
    • SH - R. Martin (3)
    • RBI - J. Villar 2 (35), T. Mancini 3 (40), R. Nunez 4 (44), C. Sisco 2 (14), A. Santander (13), H. Alberto (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini 2 (14), R. Nunez 2 (16), H. Alberto (16)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), D. Smith 2 (2), C. Sisco 3 (3), K. Broxton
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - J. Villar (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Villar-Martin-Mancini)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Plesac (L, 3-3)3.27773423.611.11-11.0
    T. Clippard1.01222003.380.92-2.0
    A. Cole0.13221014.411.59-6.0
    A. Cimber1.00000203.381.164.0
    M. Freeman2.02220019.001.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Plesac (L, 3-3)3.2
    T. Clippard1.0
    A. Cole0.1
    A. Cimber1.0
    M. Freeman2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner (W, 8-3)7.03001604.031.2530.0
    T. Scott2.02000405.562.296.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner (W, 8-3)7.0
    T. Scott2.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - Z. Plesac 2 (2), T. Clippard (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Plesac 90-55, T. Clippard 29-14, A. Cole 22-14, A. Cimber 10-7, M. Freeman 23-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Plesac 4-2, A. Cimber 1-0, M. Freeman 4-2
    • Batters Faced - Z. Plesac 22, T. Clippard 7, A. Cole 5, A. Cimber 3, M. Freeman 8
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 98-64, T. Scott 26-21
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 9-5, T. Scott 2-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, T. Scott 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40100021.293.352.500.8520.0
    O. Mercado CF40000023.304.352.459.812-1.0
    C. Santana DH30100000.291.411.536.9471.0
    Y. Chang 3B10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    J. Kipnis 2B40100001.246.301.381.6832.0
    T. Naquin RF30000101.260.292.445.7371.0
    B. Bradley 1B30000012.150.227.250.477-0.5
    J. Bauers LF30000020.220.295.384.679-1.0
    K. Plawecki C30200010.193.273.330.6021.5
    M. Freeman 3B-P30000012.261.366.391.757-0.5
    Z. Plesac P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Clippard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Cole P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Villar 2B21120302.254.326.418.7448.0
      T. Mancini 1B41330001.302.358.548.9078.0
      a- R. Ruiz PH-1B10000000.228.303.311.6140.0
      D. Smith LF51100015.254.305.456.7622.5
      S. Wilkerson LF00000000.212.261.376.6370.0
      R. Nunez DH33242200.236.301.482.78317.0
      C. Sisco C42121013.286.400.6901.0908.5
      A. Santander RF51211001.293.352.500.8527.0
      H. Alberto 3B41210000.320.341.409.7506.0
      K. Broxton CF42100123.185.236.274.5103.0
      R. Martin SS31000022.174.232.297.5291.0
      A. Cashner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      T. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      Total3513131346617-----
      • a-grounded out for Mancini in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Kipnis (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Mercado 3 (3), J. Kipnis, B. Bradley
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Villar (19), T. Mancini (19), D. Smith (14), H. Alberto (11)
      • HR - R. Nunez 2 (18), C. Sisco (4), A. Santander (4)
      • SH - R. Martin (3)
      • RBI - J. Villar 2 (35), T. Mancini 3 (40), R. Nunez 4 (44), C. Sisco 2 (14), A. Santander (13), H. Alberto (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini 2 (14), R. Nunez 2 (16), H. Alberto (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), D. Smith 2 (2), C. Sisco 3 (3), K. Broxton
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - J. Villar (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Villar-Martin-Mancini)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Plesac (L, 3-3)3.27773423.611.11-11.0
      T. Clippard1.01222003.380.92-2.0
      A. Cole0.13221014.411.59-6.0
      A. Cimber1.00000203.381.164.0
      M. Freeman2.02220019.001.002.0
      Total8.0131313664---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Plesac (L, 3-3)3.2
      T. Clippard1.0
      A. Cole0.1
      A. Cimber1.0
      M. Freeman2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (W, 8-3)7.03001604.031.2530.0
      T. Scott2.02000405.562.296.0
      Total9.05001100---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (W, 8-3)7.0
      T. Scott2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - Z. Plesac 2 (2), T. Clippard (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Plesac 90-55, T. Clippard 29-14, A. Cole 22-14, A. Cimber 10-7, M. Freeman 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Plesac 4-2, A. Cimber 1-0, M. Freeman 4-2
      • Batters Faced - Z. Plesac 22, T. Clippard 7, A. Cole 5, A. Cimber 3, M. Freeman 8
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 98-64, T. Scott 26-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 9-5, T. Scott 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, T. Scott 8
      • 7TH INNING
        Nunez homered to left, Smith scored013
      • 6TH INNING
        Sisco homered to right center, Nunez scored011
      • 5TH INNING
        Mancini singled to center, Broxton and Martin scored, Villar to third, Mancini to second09
      • 4TH INNING
        Nunez homered to center, Mancini scored07
        Mancini doubled to deep left, Villar scored05
        Villar doubled to deep right, Alberto and Broxton scored04
        Santander homered to right02
      • 2ND INNING
        Alberto doubled to deep right center, Sisco scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Scott Pitching:
        • Y. Chang: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chang struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Kipnis grounded out to second
        • T. Naquin: Naquin grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Stevie Wilkerson in left field
        • Tanner Scott relieved Andrew Cashner
        • J. Bauers: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • K. Plawecki: Plawecki singled to right
        • M. Freeman: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Lindor reached on an infield single to second, Plawecki to second
        • O. Mercado: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Freeman Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Alberto lined out to left
        • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike swinging, Broxton grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Ball, Martin flied out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to second
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis doubled to deep left
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Naquin flied out to center
        • B. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Yu Chang at third base
        • Rio Ruiz hit for Trey Mancini
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ruiz grounded out to first
        • D. Smith: Smith doubled to deep right
        • R. Nunez: Nunez homered to left, Smith scored
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Sisco grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santander grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Plawecki singled to center
        • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freeman lined out to center
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cole Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez walked
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sisco homered to right center, Nunez scored
        • A. Santander: Ball, Santander reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • H. Alberto: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alberto singled to right center, Santander to second
        • Adam Cimber relieved A.J. Cole
        • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Broxton struck out on foul tip
        • R. Martin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Naquin walked
        • B. Bradley: Bradley grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Naquin out at second
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bauers flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Clippard Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Santander flied out to center
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto lined out to right
        • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Broxton walked
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin hit by pitch, Broxton to second
        • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Villar walked, Broxton to third, Martin to second
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mancini singled to center, Broxton and Martin scored, Villar to third, Mancini to second
        • A.J. Cole relieved Tyler Clippard
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Smith flied out to center
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to second
        • O. Mercado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Mercado popped out to first
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana singled to left center
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santander homered to right
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Ball, Alberto hit by pitch
        • K. Broxton: Foul, Strike swinging, Broxton singled to center, Alberto to second
        • R. Martin: Ball, Martin hit sacrifice bunt to third, Alberto to third, Broxton to second
        • J. Villar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar doubled to deep right, Alberto and Broxton scored
        • T. Mancini: Mancini doubled to deep left, Villar scored
        • D. Smith: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to second, Mancini to third
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Nunez homered to center, Mancini scored
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Zach Plesac
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco popped out to third
        • End of the 4th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • K. Plawecki: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Plawecki struck out looking
        • M. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Freeman grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Mancini singled to center, Villar to third
        • D. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked, Mancini to second
        • C. Sisco: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Naquin grounded out to first
        • B. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Bradley grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Foul, Nunez flied out to center
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Sisco hit by pitch
        • A. Santander: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santander grounded out to first, Sisco to second
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto doubled to deep right center, Sisco scored
        • K. Broxton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • O. Mercado: Mercado flied out to deep right
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to right
        • D. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Villar out at first, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)