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Kluber, Indians cool off Orioles

May 24, 2014 - 10:00 PM Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Kluber struck out nine over seven scoreless innings and the Cleveland Indians blanked the hot-hitting Baltimore Orioles, 9-0, in the third installment of a four-game series.

Kluber (5-3) scattered five hits and two walks against an Orioles lineup that had recorded at least 12 hits in five straight games coming in.

His teammates broke open a scoreless tie with five runs in the fifth inning, and they made it a rout with four more in the seventh.

"They were great today," Kluber said of Cleveland's lineup. "They put together those two big innings...and made the other team work a lot."

Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and Ryan Raburn doubled in a pair for Cleveland, which earned its fifth win in six games.

Ubaldo Jimenez (2-6) was touched for five runs on four hits and five walks in a forgettable outing against his former team.

"He just didn't have it today," Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger said of his battery mate. "That's going to happen from time to time."

Jimenez, who pitched for the Indians the previous three seasons, only allowed two hits out of the infield but struggled with his control and was pulled after failing to record an out in the fifth.

With runners on first and second, Jonathan Schoop made a nice stop on Justin Sellers's chopper up the middle, but his underhand toss to second got under J.J. Hardy's glove, allowing Santana to score the game's first run.

Mike Aviles ended Jimenez's outing with a run-scoring bloop single to left, and T.J. McFarland was unable to stop the bleeding.

The reliever plunked Michael Brantley with the bases loaded to force in a run, gave up an RBI single to Chisenhall and yielded another run on Raburn's double-play ball.

Four more runs were tacked on in the seventh as Raburn doubled past a diving Ryan Flaherty and into left field to drive in Brantley and Chisenhall, and Santana took Brad Brach deep for a comfortable 9-0 cushion.

Baltimore, after totaling 38 runs over the previous five games, only managed one extra-base hit and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

John Axford and Marc Rzepczynski each pitched an inning of relief behind Kluber to finish off the shutout.

Game Notes

Brantley extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the seventh inning ... The Orioles were trying to match a club record by scoring at least six runs in six straight games ... Baltimore fell to 5-12 (.294) in day games, the worst mark in baseball ... Before the game, Baltimore acquired catcher Nick Hundley and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitcher Troy Patton.








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  • Carlos Santana one-out, two-run Home Run (6) to right scored Ryan Raburn. Yan Gomes is due up.

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  • Ryan Raburn doubled to left scoring Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall. Runner on second with none out and David Murphy due up.

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  • Ryan Raburn's double play groundout from short to second to first scored Mike Aviles. Lonnie Chisenhall out at second and Michael Brantley advances to third. Runner on third with two outs and David Murphy due up.

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  • Lonnie Chisenhall singled to right scoring Michael Bourn. On the play, Michael Brantley advances to second and Mike Aviles advances to third. Bases loaded with none out and Ryan Raburn due up.

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  • Michael Brantley's hit-by-pitch scored Justin Sellers. Bases loaded with none out and Lonnie Chisenhall due up.

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  • Mike Aviles singled to left scoring Yan Gomes. On the play, Michael Bourn advances to second and Justin Sellers advances to third. Bases loaded with none out and Michael Brantley due up.

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  • Justin Sellers infield single to second. On the play, Jonathan Schoop's throwing error scored Carlos Santana. Also on the play, Yan Gomes advances to second and . Runners on first and second with none out and Michael Bourn due up.

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