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Zach McAllister

O's bats wake up, end 4-game skid

The Orioles came into their weekend series against the Cleveland Indians hoping a change of scenery could help erase their most frustrating series of this young season.

Having just been swept by the Houston Astros — striking out 52 times, a major league record for a three game series — the Orioles arrived in Cleveland, the final leg of their three-city, nine-game, 10-day road trip admittedly weary. Their early-morning arrival in Cleveland, losing an hour in the process traveling east, had manager Buck Showalter bemoaning the rigors of the schedule.

But the slumping Orioles bats woke up in Cleveland on Friday night and rallied to break open a tied game...

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