The Orioles (26-30) continue to lurk under .500, but head home having won three of their past four. Even though they finished the road trip with a 3-4 record, they recovered well after losing their first three in Houston.
Manny Machado leads all major league third basemen with eight errors in 32 games this season. But Machado, his Baltimore Orioles coaches and teammates don't yet seem concerned considering his track record.
Facing his former club, Ubaldo Jimenez recorded just 12 outs and was unable to retire a batter before being chased from a five-run fifth inning as the Orioles lost 9-0 to the Cleveland Indians in front of an announced 36,873 at Camden Yards.
Left-hander Troy Patton, the Orioles' fifth reliever, gave up two runs and three hits in the 13th, sending the club to its first loss in five extra-inning games this season with an 8-7 loss to the Indians.
And when Indians ace Justin Masterson was forced from Monday¿s series opener in the second inning with soreness on the left side of his rib cage, the door of opportunity swung wide open as the Orioles stormed through with a 7-2 win in front of an announced 15,020 at Progressive Field
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman didn¿t have his best control early Tuesday night. He was erratic, loading the bases in the first inning and walking four Cleveland Indians in the first three innings.
For the fifth straight game, an Orioles starter turned in a less-than-stellar performance, this time from lefty Dana Eveland, who was making his first start since May 11, adding to the Orioles' troubles on the mound.