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Opportunity lost
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Indians 9, Orioles 8
Luke Scott clubbed a three-run homer in the fifth inning on Saturday against the Tribe. (AP)
With a big five-run fifth inning that saw homers from Robert Andino and Luke Scott, the Orioles had an opportunity to end their eight-game skid. Instead, the bullpen served up a four-run seventh frame and lost the game in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (60-94)
Lost 9
Cleveland 9, Baltimore 8   CLE
Cleveland (63-91)
Won 2
September 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 2   8 11 0
Cleveland
0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 1   9 15 0
Standings thru 9/26/09  |  Recap: BAL | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Indians stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .286
Montanez, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .190
  a-Fiorentino, PH-CF 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .257
Wieters, C 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 .289
  1-Turner, J, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
  Moeller, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Markakis, RF 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .291
Mora, 3B 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 .256
Scott, LF 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 .259
Wigginton, DH 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .273
Aubrey, 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 .339
Andino, SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .225
Totals 35 8 11 8 6 6 16  

a-Walked for Montanez in the 9th.
1-Ran for Wieters in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Wieters (15, Sowers).
HR: Andino (2, 5th inning off Sowers, 0 on, 0 out), Scott (25, 5th inning off Sowers, 2 on, 2 out), Aubrey (2, 6th inning off Lewis, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Scott 6; Andino 4; Aubrey 5; Roberts, B 2; Wigginton; Wieters 3.
RBI: Andino (10), Wieters (39), Scott 3 (76), Aubrey (8), Markakis (96), Mora (44).
2-out RBI: Scott 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora; Wigginton.
SF: Markakis; Mora.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Roberts, B-Andino-Aubrey, Ray-Roberts, B-Aubrey).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .303
Valbuena, 2B 5 2 2 2 0 1 3 .241
Choo, RF 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 .304
Peralta, Jh, 3B 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 .264
Hafner, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .271
Marte, A, 1B 3 1 1 3 0 0 1 .254
Marson, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .240
Crowe, CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .241
Gimenez, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .148
  a-Brantley, PH-LF 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .323
Totals 37 9 15 9 2 3 14  

a-Walked for Gimenez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Marson (5, Berken), Cabrera, A (40, Henn), Valbuena (24, Henn), Peralta, Jh (34, Ray).
HR: Choo (18, 4th inning off Berken, 0 on, 0 out), Marte, A (6, 4th inning off Berken, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Peralta, Jh 4; Marte, A 4; Crowe 2; Marson 3; Valbuena 3; Choo 5; Cabrera, A 3; Hafner.
RBI: Choo (82), Marte, A 3 (22), Cabrera, A (65), Valbuena 2 (29), Peralta, Jh 2 (80).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valbuena.
SF: Marte, A.
GIDP: Crowe, Marson.
Team RISP: 6-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera, A-Valbuena).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken 3.2 8 4 4 0 3 2 6.51
Waters 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.10
Meredith (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.14
Henn (BS, 2) 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 0 7.53
Ray 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 6.54
Baez 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.17
Johnson, J (L, 4-6) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.16
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sowers 5.0 6 5 5 4 3 2 5.09
Lewis 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.38
Perez, R 1.1 1 0 0 1 3 0 6.95
Perez, C (H, 7) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.36
Wood, K (BS, 6)(W, 3-3) 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 4.33

Henn pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Hafner (by Ray).
Pitches-strikes: Berken 71-44, Waters 16-10, Meredith 8-6, Henn 14-7, Ray 21-12, Baez 12-7, Johnson, J 13-8, Sowers 95-54, Lewis 13-8, Perez, R 27-16, Perez, C 1-1, Wood, K 29-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Berken 4-3, Waters 2-0, Meredith 2-0, Henn 0-0, Ray 1-1, Baez 3-0, Johnson, J 1-0, Sowers 5-3, Lewis 1-2, Perez, R 1-0, Perez, C 0-0, Wood, K 1-2.
Batters faced: Berken 19, Waters 4, Meredith 3, Henn 3, Ray 5, Baez 3, Johnson, J 3, Sowers 25, Lewis 4, Perez, R 6, Perez, C 1, Wood, K 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Waters 2-0, Ray 1-1, Perez, C 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Todd Tichenor. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 64 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 31,749.
Venue: Progressive Field.
September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009

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