Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 7/22/12

The Tribe’s miserable weekend continued on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field as they dropped the third game of their four-game series against the Orioles. Zach Britton allowed just four hits in six shutout innings and it appeared the O’s would cruise to a 4-0 win. The offense was nowhere to be found for eight innings and it looked like they would be shutout for the third time since the start of the second half just over a week ago.

But Indians made plenty of noise in their last at-bat. Carlos Santana took a Luis Ayala offering just over the right field wall to end the shutout with a two-run homer. That forced Buck Showalter to make the call for MLB saves leader Jim Johnson, who promptly gave up a double to Shelley Duncan high off the left field wall. Duncan started watching it, trotting around first as it looked like he expected it to go out. After stumbling around first, he just got in under the tag at second and was knocked in on Travis Hafner single down the left field line. The rally would die, however, with pinch-runner Jack Hannahan on second.

The Tribe will try to stave off a sweep on Monday afternoon.

Baltimore AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg N. Markakis rf 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 J.J. Hardy ss 5 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 .220 J. Thome dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .273 A. Jones cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290 W. Betemit 3b 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 .255 C. Davis lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .261     E. Chavez lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 M. Reynolds 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .209 R. Flaherty 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .204     O. Quintanilla 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T. Teagarden c 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .091  Totals 35 4 11 4 2 1 5 0 16  Batting HR - J Hardy (14, 1st inning off J Tomlin 1 on, 0 Out), W Betemit (11, 8th inning off J Accardo 0 on, 0 Out). S - T Teagarden 2. RBI - J Hardy 3 (37), W Betemit (34). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Hardy 1, A Jones 1, M Reynolds 1. GIDP - M Reynolds. Team LOB - 7.  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .293 A. Cabrera ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .272 J. Kipnis 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274 J. Lopez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .247 M. Brantley cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .295 C. Santana 1b 4 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 3 .232 S. Duncan dh 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .225 L. Marson c 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .274     T. Hafner ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233     J. Hannahan pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 A. Cunningham lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .177     J. Damon ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231  Totals 35 3 8 3 1 3 7 1 14  Batting 2B - C Santana (15, Z Britton); S Duncan (9, J Johnson). HR - C Santana (7, 9th inning off L Ayala 1 on, 1 Out). RBI - C Santana 2 (36), T Hafner (27). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Cabrera 1, J Lopez 1, C Santana 2, A Cunningham 1. Team LOB - 8.  Base Running SB - J Kipnis (21, 2nd base off Z Britton/T Teagarden).  Fielding DP - 1 (J Tomlin-A Cabrera-C Santana).  Baltimore IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA Z. Britton (W, 1-0) 6.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 1.80 3.60 L. Ayala 2.1 2 2 2 0 1 1 1.24 2.83 J. Johnson (S, 30) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0.97 2.55  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Tomlin (L, 5-7) 6.0 8 2 2 0 2 1 1.37 5.34 E. Rogers 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0.82 2.61 J. Accardo 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.33 3.68 C. Allen 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00

 

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