Orioles edge Indians

9:46 PM, Jun 29, 2012   |    comments
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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Matt Wieters and Xavier Avery hit key home runs in the Orioles' 9-8 victory over the Indians in the second test of a four-game series.

Wieters hit a three-run bomb and Avery smacked a solo shot, which proved to be the difference, for the O's, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

J.J. Hardy, Wilson Betemit and Chris Davis also knocked in runs in the win.

Both starting pitchers struggled in the game and pitched to no-decisions. Derek Lowe allowed seven runs -- four earned -- on six hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. Although it was Joe Smith (5-2) who took the loss after he gave up the deciding run in the bottom of the seventh.

Jake Arrieta surrendered five runs, eight hits and two walks in 3 2/3. The Baltimore offense bailed him out, though, and Matt Lindstrom (1-0) picked up the win for retiring Jason Kipnis and ending a Cleveland threat in the top of the seventh.

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