Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Drew Stubbs' RBI fielder's choice groundout
in the top of the ninth inning helped the Cleveland Indians slip past the
Baltimore Orioles, 4-3, Wednesday in the third installment of a four-game set
at Camden Yards.
The Indians entered the ninth trailing 3-2 after Baltimore had a two-run rally
of its own in the eighth. Jim Johnson (2-6) took the hill for the hosts and
issued a leadoff walk, then a double from Jason Giambi. Carlos Santana was
intentionally walked to load the bases, but Cleveland twice grounded out to
second. Lonnie Chisenhall's chopper tied the game at 3-3 and Stubbs just beat
out a double play attempt to allow the go-ahead run to score.
Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer, while Joe Smith (4-0) earned the win despite
giving up both Baltimore runs in the bottom of the eighth. Vinnie Pestano
retired the side in the ninth to secure his fifth save of the season.
Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Nick Markakis all drove in one run apiece for
the Orioles, who have dropped five of six.
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