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PLAYING CATCH-UP: : When Cleveland scored in the top of the first inning last night, it marked the 65th time this season the Orioles have surrendered at least a run in the first. The Orioles are 23-42 in those games.

HIT PARADE: : Franklin Gutierrez helped the Indians tie an American League record when Chris Waters hit him on the shoe in the fourth inning. It was the 92nd time this season a Cleveland batter was hit by a pitch, tying the record set by the 1996 Toronto Blue Jays.

RAISING HIS GAME: : A week after allowing three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Akron Aeros against the Bowie Baysox in the first game of the Eastern League playoffs, Scott Lewis had more success against the Orioles. In his first major league start, the left-hander, 24, earned his first win, giving up three hits and no runs in eight innings.

FIGURED OUT: : Since shutting out the Los Angeles Angels on one hit over eight innings in his major league debut, Waters has struggled mightily. In seven starts since, he is 1-3 with a 7.00 ERA. The nine hits he gave up to the Indians in 5 2/3 innings were a career high, and he has allowed five earned runs or more three times.

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