Manny Acta

Indians snap Orioles' five-game winning streak

Indians snap Orioles' five-game winning streak

CLEVELAND – Orioles manager Buck Showalter, a master of detail, watches baseball games in pieces, individual snapshots, and not in one stream. So, to him, a play that might not have been made in the third or a blown call in the sixth is equally important as a late-inning gaffe that everyone notices.

In fact, one of Showalter's biggest pet peeves is dwelling on one moment in a baseball game that is filled with various wrinkles and nuances.

Case in point: The Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Monday that snapped their five-game winning streak and prohibited them from their first four-game sweep in Cleveland since 1971.

The play, the Tuesday-morning,...