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8 - 13 Final
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Indians outlast Orioles in slugfest

Aug 12, 2008 - 3:50 AM By Todd Krepop PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge had a feeling that Monday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles would be a back-and-forth affair. But he had no idea what he was about to witness.

Cleveland had five players with two RBI as the Indians went on to defeat the Orioles, 13-8, in a wild game.

Nick Markakis had three hits and drove in four runs for the Orioles in the first game between the two teams since May 7, 2007 - a span of 461 days.

"You felt early on that the game could go back and forth, but not to that extreme," Wedge said. "It was a weird evening."

Wedge had just watched Baltimore score five runs in the seventh inning to take an 8-7 advantage, but the Indians answered right back with three runs in their half of the inning.

Shin-Soo Choo started the rally with a lead off double off of Rocky Cherry and went to third on a single by Ryan Garko. Cleveland then nearly ran themselves out of the inning when pinch hitter Kelly Shoppach grounded softly to third and Choo got caught in a rundown.

But Choo managed to beat catcher Ramon Hernandez back to third base as Baltimore botched the rundown.

Pinch hitter Jamey Carroll followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 8-8.

Asdrubal Cabrera, who homered in the second inning, followed with what appeared to be a routine grounder to third base, but Melvin Mora didn't get a good jump as the ball glanced off his glove and ended up in shallow left-center field, allowing Cabrera to reach second with an RBI double.

"Obviously, there were probably lapses in concentration," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "I'm not making excuses for them. I think the guys have shown a tremendous ability to stay focused, but tonight there were some things that should have been handled a little better than they were."

Grady Sizemore capped the inning with an RBI groundout to give Cleveland a 10-8 lead.

"We had a lot of guys do different things to help us win tonight," Wedge said.

The Indians broke open the game with three more runs in the eighth on a solo home run by Ben Francisco and a two-run homer by Andy Gonzalez.

"Choo got the momentum back for us with that double," said Garko, who was one of the Indians with two RBI. "It was a good team effort."

Edward Mujica (1-1) picked up the win despite blowing the 7-3 lead.

Nick Markakis, who had three hits and four RBI, tied the game with a bases-clearing triple off Mujica to tie the game at 7-7. Baltimore then took its first lead of the game a batter later on Mora's sac fly.

Indians starter Fausto Carmona allowed seven runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He retired the first batter he faced to start the seventh, but then allowed the next four batters to reach safely and left with the bases loaded.

"You see (Carmona) lock it in for a few innings, but he is still having trouble executing and being consistent," Wedge said.

Cleveland jumped all over Orioles starter Dennis Sarfate, who was making his third major league start. The Indians tagged Sarfate for seven runs - six earned - on five hits in four innings.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BALTIMORE 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 0 8 9 1
    CLEVELAND 4 1 0 0 2 0 3 3 x 13 13 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BAL - DENNIS SARFATE, ALBERTO CASTILLO (5TH), ROCKY CHERRY (7TH),
    JAMIE WALKER (7TH), RANDOR BIERD (8TH) AND RAMON HERNANDEZ
    CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA, EDWARD MUJICA (7T

    Aug 11 10:34 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ANDY GONZALEZ (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF JAMIE WALKER SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 8, CLEVELAND 13
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: K SHOPPACH (.268, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 8, Indians 13  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 11 10:11 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BEN FRANCISCO (12) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF JAMIE WALKER.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 8, CLEVELAND 11
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.276, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Orioles 8, Indians 11  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 11 10:04 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY GRADY SIZEMORE SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A CABRERA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 8
    CLEVELAND 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.253, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Orioles 8, Indians 10  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:54 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ASDRUBAL CABRERA SCORED ANDY GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A CABRERA ON SECOND, K SHOPPACH ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 8
    CLEVELAND 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.268, 0-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Orioles 8, Indians 9  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:54 PM
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    Orioles 8, Indians 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:41 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JAMEY CARROLL SCORED SHIN-SOO CHOO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K SHOPPACH ON FIRST, A GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 8
    CLEVELAND 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A CABRERA (.209, 1-FOR-2, BB, HR, RBI)

    Orioles 8, Indians 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:40 PM
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    Orioles 8, Indians 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:31 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MELVIN MORA SCORED NICK MARKAKIS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 8
    CLEVELAND 7 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.303, 1-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Orioles 8, Indians 7  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:29 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY NICK MARKAKIS SCORED JAY PAYTON, ALEX CINTRON AND
    BRIAN ROBERTS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, N MARKAKIS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 7
    CLEVELAND 7 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M MORA (.263, 0-FOR-3)

    Orioles 7, Indians 7  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:28 PM
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    Orioles 7, Indians 7  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:28 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN ROBERTS SCORED RAMON HERNANDEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ROBERTS ON FIRST, A CINTRON ON SECOND, J
    PAYTON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    CLEVELAND 7 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.298, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Orioles 4, Indians 7  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 11 9:24 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SAL FASANO HIT BY ALBERTO CASTILLO PITCH WITH BASES LOADED
    SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, S FASANO ON FIRST, R GARKO ON SECOND, S CHOO
    ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 3
    CLEVELAND 7 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A MARTE (.183, 0-FOR-2)

    Orioles 3, Indians 7  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 11 8:52 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN GARKO SCORED BEN FRANCISCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R GARKO ON FIRST, S CHOO ON SECOND, J
    PERALTA ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 3
    CLEVELAND 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: S FASANO (.323, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Orioles 3, Indians 6  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 11 8:49 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY AUBREY HUFF (24) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF FAUSTO CARMONA.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 3, CLEVELAND 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: K MILLAR (.246, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 3, Indians 5  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 11 8:13 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY NICK MARKAKIS SCORED ALEX CINTRON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N MARKAKIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 2
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M MORA (.264, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 2, Indians 5  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 11 8:01 PM


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    GROUND OUT BY BRIAN ROBERTS SCORED RAMON HERNANDEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A CINTRON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.297, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 1, Indians 5  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 11 8:00 PM


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    SINGLE BY SAL FASANO SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, S FASANO ON FIRST, S CHOO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 0
    CLEVELAND 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A MARTE (.185, 3 HR, 9 RBI)

    Orioles 0, Indians 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 11 7:28 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RYAN GARKO SCORED BEN FRANCISCO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, S CHOO ON FIRST, J PERALTA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 0
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: S FASANO (.310, 0 HR, 4 RBI)

    Orioles 0, Indians 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 11 7:26 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BEN FRANCISCO SCORED DAVID DELLUCCI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B FRANCISCO ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 0
    CLEVELAND 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.276, 19 HR, 65 RBI)

    Orioles 0, Indians 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 11 7:18 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY DAVID DELLUCCI SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D DELLUCCI ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 0
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: B FRANCISCO (.274, 11 HR, 42 RBI)

    Orioles 0, Indians 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 11 7:17 PM