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Offense backs Berken
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Orioles 13, Indians 4
Nick Markakis and Brian Roberts celebrate their victory over the Indians. (Gail Burton/AP)
Using a sinking fastball with aplomb, rookie righty Jason Berken won back-to-back starts for the first time this season. Matt Wieters had three hits and drove in a career-high four runs, while Felix Pie and Nick Markakis combined for six hits.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (57-71)
Lost 1
Baltimore 13, Cleveland 4   BAL
Baltimore (53-76)
Won 1
August 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   4 12 0
Baltimore
0 2 0 3 1 3 4 0 X   13 15 0
Standings thru 8/28/09  |  Recap: CLE | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Orioles stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .248
Cabrera, A, SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 .314
Choo, RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .303
  Gimenez, C, RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .163
Peralta, Jh, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .276
Hafner, DH 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 .272
  a-Shoppach, PH-DH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .203
Valbuena, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 9 .244
LaPorta, LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .260
Marte, A, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .278
Toregas, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .233
Totals 36 4 12 4 5 5 26  

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Hafner in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, A (33, Berken), Valbuena (20, Berken), Peralta, Jh (29, Mickolio).
HR: LaPorta (3, 6th inning off Meredith, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera, A 3; Choo 2; Gimenez, C; Peralta, Jh 3; Valbuena 2; LaPorta 5; Marte, A; Toregas.
RBI: Peralta, Jh (68), Marte, A (12), LaPorta (10), Shoppach (35).
2-out RBI: Peralta, Jh.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valbuena 5; Cabrera, A; Marte, A.
SF: Marte, A; Shoppach.
GIDP: Toregas.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Choo (18, 2nd base off Berken/Wieters).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Choo (Wieters at 2nd base).
DP: (Peralta, Jh-Valbuena-Marte, A).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 0 0 1 0 3 4 .287
  Mickolio, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pie, CF 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 .271
  1-Andino, PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Reimold, LF 3 2 1 0 2 1 1 .276
Markakis, RF 5 2 3 3 0 0 2 .305
Mora, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 .256
Scott, 1B 3 3 2 0 2 1 0 .266
Wieters, C 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 .272
Wigginton, DH-2B 4 2 2 1 1 0 2 .263
Izturis, C, SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .260
Totals 36 13 15 13 6 7 15  


1-Ran for Pie in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Wieters (10, Carmona), Scott (18, Carmona), Pie (7, Carmona).
HR: Pie (6, 6th inning off Lewis, 0 on, 1 out), Markakis (16, 7th inning off Todd, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Pie 7; Reimold; Markakis 6; Scott 3; Wieters 4; Wigginton 2; Izturis, C.
RBI: Wieters 4 (26), Izturis, C (25), Roberts, B (61), Pie 3 (21), Wigginton (34), Markakis 3 (88).
2-out RBI: Izturis, C; Pie 2; Wigginton; Wieters 2; Markakis 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts, B; Mora; Reimold; Izturis, C.
SAC: Izturis, C.
GIDP: Mora.
Team RISP: 7-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reimold (8, 2nd base off Carmona/Toregas).

FIELDING
DP: (Izturis, C-Roberts, B-Scott).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carmona (L, 3-9) 4.2 9 6 6 3 4 0 6.20
Lewis 1.1 2 3 3 3 1 1 4.99
Todd 1.0 4 4 4 0 1 1 10.45
Sipp 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.67
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken (W, 4-11) 5.0 5 2 2 3 5 0 6.33
Meredith 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.64
Hendrickson 2.0 3 0 0 1 0 0 4.38
Mickolio 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.46

IBB: Hafner (by Berken).
HBP: Wieters (by Carmona), Sizemore, G (by Berken).
Pitches-strikes: Carmona 92-54, Lewis 35-16, Todd 20-14, Sipp 11-7, Berken 97-57, Meredith 13-7, Hendrickson 37-22, Mickolio 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carmona 6-2, Lewis 0-2, Todd 1-1, Sipp 0-1, Berken 5-3, Meredith 2-0, Hendrickson 3-1, Mickolio 1-2.
Batters faced: Carmona 26, Lewis 8, Todd 7, Sipp 3, Berken 24, Meredith 4, Hendrickson 10, Mickolio 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Lewis 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:06 (:56 delay).
Att: 13,961.
August 28, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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