Indians Vs. Orioles: Cleveland Avoids Sweep, Climbs Back To .500

The Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game losing streak on Monday night, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 at Progressive Field.

The win put Cleveland back at .500, after dropping below that mark for the first time since April on Sunday.

Justin Masterson (7-8) picked up the win, giving up only one earned run in 7 1/3 innings. He allowed seven hits and struck out six.

The Indians opened the scoring in the third inning when Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run shot off Tommy Hunter (4-5).

Baltimore's Omar Quintanilla made it 2-1 with an RBI-double in the fifth.

Michael Brantley's RBI-single in the eighth made it 3-1 and that's how it stayed. Chris Perez pitched the ninth and recorded his 27th save of the season.

The Indians will begin a three-game home set against Detroit on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

For more on the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles, head over to their respective SB Nation blogs at Let's Go Tribe and Camden Chat. More news and analysis on the world of MLB can be found over at Baseball Nation.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.