As you probably know by now, the Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 behind a stellar pitching performance from Brad Bergesen, who allowed just one run on two hits in registering his team's first nine-inning complete game this season.

The Orioles have now won four in a row and eight of nine since Buck Showalter took over as manager. They've also clinched three straight series victories for the first time all season. Now, enough of me talking. Here are comments both on and from Bergesen, who finished the game by retiring the dangerous Shin-Soo Choo with a man on in the ninth. Bergesen lost both his no-hit and shutout-bid on Luis Valbuena's two-out single in the fifth.


Showalter: "He was outstanding. Gosh, he had that look in his eye. He had that late life, threw a lot of four-seamers that he hadn't been doing. Obviously the two-seamer is a big pitch for him, but he really pitches off the fastball. [He threw] enough changeups and got a big out with Choo. That was nice moment for him, a big confidence builder for him next time he's in that situation."

One more from Showalter: "You could tell by watching them. He never got into a predictability or a rhythm of what he was doing. He had a good tempo, he had a good look in his eye. We talk a lot to the young pitchers about presenting a confident front. Get in, get on the mound and act like you got something that might get them out."

Bergesen on breaking his 12-decision winless streak: "To be honest, the wins, losses aren't my main focus. My main focus is to go deep in games and keep our team in the ball game. To get that win is great, and I love it. but it's not a main concern."

Bergesen on being allowed to stay out there to face Choo with lefty Michael Gonzalez ready in pen: "I felt confident that I was going to get one more batter at least. And it was up to me to get that last guy one way or another. I think I was going to be done right there no matter what. Huge relief. That guy is such a good hitter and to be able to get him out right there in that situation, I just feel great right now."

Second baseman Brian Roberts: "When he's on and he's pitching like the way he did last year, that's how he is. He works quick, he throws strikes, he gets groundballs. He gets a lot of quick innings and that's always fun to play behind. It's good for his confidence and it's good for us as a team."

Catcher Matt Wieters: "He had a good feel for what he was doing all night. I was just going to let him go tonight. I think he was attacking the zone. The last three outings especially, he's really thrown strike after strike and really been able to get ahead of hitters. I think tonight was his best stuff out of the last three outings and that's why you saw the success that he was able to have tonight."

Pitching coach Rick Kranitz: "He's had some tough goes of it. I couldn't be prouder of him. I'm just so happy for him because what he's gone through and the adversity. It's been tough, being sent down at a time he was throwing OK and not understanding that part of it. [Then] to get called back up and sent back down and to be put in the bullpen. That's tough for a young guy to go through. It's nice to see it all come together."

Indians manager Manny Acta: "He threw a tremendous ballgame. He was very aggressive. He had a lot of movement on all of his pitches. He was pounding the zone with strike one and then he was able to throw his cutter and that turnover type of changeup. We just couldn't do anything offensively."

Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo: "He threw a lot of strikes tonight and kept the pressure on us. We tried to be aggressive but he has good mechanics. He starts really [in] slow motion and has a quick release. It's hard to get your timing."