Posted July 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Justin Masterson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Shelley Duncan homered and hit two doubles, and the Cleveland Indians beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Sunday. Aaron Cunningham also homered for the Indians, who took three of four from the Orioles. Cleveland totaled 55 hits in the four games, including eight for extra bases in the finale. The Indians lost four their five previous series, including three straight on the road. Jim Thome went 0 for 4 in his Baltimore debut. Acquired Saturday in a trade with Philadelphia, the 41-year-old slugger struck out twice and grounded out twice against the team with which he broke into the majors in 1991. Masterson (5-7) retired the first 12 batters he faced and earned his first road win in four tries since May 3. The right-hander gave up two runs, one earned,, struck out seven and walked none. All-Star selection Adam Jones drove in a run and scored one for the Orioles, who have lost five of six and nine of 12. Baltimore starte...
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