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Jimenez, Orioles shut out Indians in DH opener

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:52 PM Baltimore, MD ( - Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run homer, Manny Machado added a solo blast and Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Cleveland Indians 4-0 in Sunday's opener of a doubleheader.

Jimenez (7-3) scattered four hits -- all singles -- did not walk a batter and recorded seven strikeouts. He was an inning away from his first shutout since June 1, 2011 -- two months before being traded, coincidentally, to the Indians -- but Brian Matusz and Chaz Roe combined to close out the win in the ninth.

Trevor Bauer (6-5) was charged with all four runs on five hits over seven frames. He struck out five and walked one.

"They hit eight or nine balls hard," Bauer said. "Usually I give up eight or nine hard-hit balls in the course of two or three games."

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4, effectively ending the longest hitting streak in the majors this year at 20 games.

Paredes launched a no-doubter into the seats in right-center in the third, and Machado led off the sixth with a homer into the left-field bleachers.

Chris Davis doubled to the gap in left to knock in Paredes later in the sixth, and the run support was more than enough for Jimenez, who threw 74 of his 109 pitches for strikes.

"We're just getting back into it," Machado said. "Everybody's starting to get healthy. It's good to have everybody back on the field, giving their all."

Game Notes

Saturday's game was postponed by heavy rain ... The win was the 5,000th in Orioles regular season history ... Jimenez has won his last four starts ... Bauer came in 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA in six previous road outings this year ... Michael Brantley accounted for half of Cleveland's four hits.