BALTIMORE – Michael Brantley lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Baltimore Orioles with four RBIs and a home run to give Cleveland the 5-2 win on Monday night.
Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4, 4.58) received the start against Baltimore lefty Zach Britton (1-2, 5.51).
The Orioles struck first in their share of the first inning as right fielder Nick Markakis hit his 8th home run of the year to give Baltimore the early lead. Another long ball gave the Orioles some insurance in the fourth inning as catcher Matt Wieters sent his 10th of the season over the centerfield wall for the 2-0 advantage.
Meanwhile, Britton tossed a set of zeroes across the board until the sixth inning, where the Indians took the lead for good. Second baseman Jason Kipnis led off the inning with a double to right and scored on a single by first baseman Nick Swisher. Catcher Carlos Santana followed with another double to push Swisher to third and third baseman Mark Reynolds was intentionally walked. Cue le...