After losing five straight, Cleveland Indians' manager Manny Acta called a team meeting and his team responded favorably with a power display that fueled a 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Johnny Damon jump-started the Cleveland offense in the second inning with a three-run homer off of Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen. Right-fielder Shin-Soo Choo added a solo shot in the fifth inning before shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera put the game out of reach with a three-run homer of his own in the seventh inning. Cabrera was the first batter to face Baltimore reliever Luis Ayala after the Tribe had chased Chen from the game.
Cleveland right-hander Zach McAllister earned the win, enjoying some run support while moving his record to 2-1 on the season. McCallister gave up two runs in five and two-thirds innings. Josh Smith and Esmil Rogers teamed up out of the bullpen to keep the Orioles down by not giving up a hit.
The win moved the Indians back above .500 to 38-37. The two teams will continue their four-game series on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. ET.
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