Box Score: Orioles 4, Indians 3

The Tribe’s miserable weekend continued on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field as they dropped the third game of their four-game series against the Orioles. Zach Britton allowed just four hits in six shutout innings and it appeared the O’s would cruise to a 4-0 win. The offense was nowhere to be found for eight innings and it looked like they would be shutout for the third time since the start of the second half just over a week ago.

But Indians made plenty of noise in their last at-bat. Carlos Santana took a Luis Ayala offering just over the right field wall to end the shutout with a two-run homer. That forced Buck Showalter to make the call for MLB saves leader Jim Johnson, who promptly gave up a double to Shelley Duncan high off the left field wall. Duncan started watching it, trotting around first as it looked like he expected it to go out. After stumbling around first, he just got in under the tag at second and was knocked in on Travis Hafner single down the left field line. The rally would die, however, with pinch-runner Jack Hannahan on second.

The Tribe will try to stave off a sweep on Monday afternoon.

N. Markakis rf512000001.276
J.J. Hardy ss512310101.220
J. Thome dh401000102.273
A. Jones cf401000003.290
W. Betemit 3b412110102.255
C. Davis lf401000102.261
    E. Chavez lf000000000.176
M. Reynolds 1b401000003.209
R. Flaherty 2b311001001.204
    O. Quintanilla 2b000000000.000
T. Teagarden c200000101.091
HR – J Hardy (14, 1st inning off J Tomlin 1 on, 0 Out), W Betemit (11, 8th inning off J Accardo 0 on, 0 Out).
S – T Teagarden 2.
RBI – J Hardy 3 (37), W Betemit (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Hardy 1, A Jones 1, M Reynolds 1.
GIDP – M Reynolds.
Team LOB – 7.
S. Choo rf300002000.293
A. Cabrera ss500000203.272
J. Kipnis 2b402000010.274
J. Lopez 3b400000102.247
M. Brantley cf311001100.295
C. Santana 1b413210103.232
S. Duncan dh411000002.225
L. Marson c300000202.274
    T. Hafner ph101100000.233
    J. Hannahan pr000000000.247
A. Cunningham lf200000001.177
    J. Damon ph-lf200000001.231
2B – C Santana (15, Z Britton); S Duncan (9, J Johnson).
HR – C Santana (7, 9th inning off L Ayala 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI – C Santana 2 (36), T Hafner (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Cabrera 1, J Lopez 1, C Santana 2, A Cunningham 1.
Team LOB – 8.
 Base Running
SB – J Kipnis (21, 2nd base off Z Britton/T Teagarden).
DP – 1 (J Tomlin-A Cabrera-C Santana).
Z. Britton (W, 1-0)6.04002501.803.60
L. Ayala2.12220111.242.83
J. Johnson (S, 30)0.22111100.972.55
J. Tomlin (L, 5-7)6.08220211.375.34
E. Rogers1.02111100.822.61
J. Accardo1.01110111.333.68
C. Allen1.00000101.000.00