Orioles beat Indians 4-3 for 5th win in a row

6:55 PM, Jul 22, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Zach Britton pitched six shutout innings, J.J. Hardy drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Sunday for their fifth straight win.

Britton (1-0) gave up four hits in his second start since being recalled from the minors. He struck out five and got 11 other outs on grounders.

Luis Ayala gave up a two-run homer to Cleveland's Carlos Santana with one out in the ninth.

Jim Johnson came on and got two outs for his 30th save in 32 chances. He yielded a double to Shelley Duncan and a pinch-hit RBI single to Travis Hafner that made it 4-3.

Hardy hit a two-run homer in the first off Josh Tomlin (5-7) and an RBI single in the seventh against reliever Esmil Rogers. Wilson Betemit also homered for Baltimore.

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