After a disappointing loss on Wednesday night where Jim Johnson blew his 5th of the game season, the Orioles got into the win column again as they defeated the Cleveland Indians, 7-3.
Baltimore used a five-run, fifth inning to down the Tribe and starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, once again was solid, going 6 2/3 innings and giving only three runs. Ryan Flaherty plated in two runs and Nick Markakis, Chris Davis, Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy each drove in a run.
Manny Machado got thrown out of his first game in the majors, after arguing over balls and strikes in the bottom of the fifth inning by home plate umpire Will Little. The Orioles cruised to a win anyway, and upon further review, Machado was probably right; however, the youngster learned the hard way you don’t show up the umpires.
Even if Little perhaps reacted with a quick trigger.
The Orioles are now 44-36 and trail the Boston Red Sox by 3 ½ games in the American League East.
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