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Gomes, Salazar Lead Indians Past Orioles 11-4

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Yan Gomes drove in three runs, Danny Salazar allowed two runs in six innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-4 on Saturday.

Gomes' two-run single highlighted a four-run first, and he added an RBI single in the fifth. Mike Napoli drove in two runs for the Indians, who had 13 hits and moved into first place in the AL Central.

Salazar (5-3) rebounded from his worst start of the season and gave up a run in the fifth and another in the sixth.

Ubaldo Jimenez (2-6) was charged with six runs in 1 2/3 innings. Third baseman Pedro Alvarez's fielding error in the first made three of the runs unearned.

Adam Jones drove in two runs and Mark Trumbo had three hits for Baltimore, which has lost five of six. The Orioles committed four errors, leading to six unearned runs.

Salazar, who allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday in Boston, bounced back against the Orioles. The right-hander gave up six hits and struck out five.

Cleveland's scoring in the first came as a result of three hits, two walks, three stolen bases and Alvarez's error.

Carlos Santana singled and Jason Kipnis walked, and both moved up on an infield out. Alvarez tried to backhand Napoli's grounder, but it kicked off his glove and rolled into left field for a 2-0 lead. Napoli was credited with an RBI.

Jose Ramirez walked and, following a double steal, Gomes singled through the right side.

Jimenez retired only five of the 14 batters he faced and threw 50 pitches before finally being pulled. The right-hander pitched for the Indians from 2011-13.

Alvarez also had a throwing error, and catcher Matt Wieters and pitcher Ashur Tolliver also committed errors.

Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall was removed from the game in the fifth inning due to blurred vision.

The game was delayed by rain for 22 minutes in the eighth inning.


Orioles: RHP Yovani Gallardo (shoulder tendinitis) threw three innings in a simulated game Saturday. He's scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Class A Frederick on Thursday.

Indians: OF Michael Brantley (right shoulder inflammation) has no timetable for his return. He's on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season.


Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman (6-1) looks to win his sixth straight decision. He hasn't lost since April 14, a span of seven starts.

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (0-1) makes his third major league start. The rookie allowed six runs, including two homers, in five innings against the White Sox on Monday.

(Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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