Baltimore, MD -- All the Indians needed was a little offense to break their longest losing streak of the year.
Johnny Damon, Shin-Soo Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera all went deep on Thursday, helping Cleveland snap a five-game skid in a 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
The Indians were coming off a sweep at the hands of the Yankees as well as a series loss to the Houston Astros where they scored 11 runs total. Combined with allowing at least five runs in each of those games, it wasn't a recipe for success.
However, Zach McAllister (2-1) provided the team the best start its had in a while, allowing only two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Wei-Yin Chen (7-4), who has been part of the reason for the Orioles' surprising success this year, had one of his lesser outings by giving up six runs, six hits and three walks in 6 1/3 frames.
J.J. Hardy accounted for all of Baltimore's offense with a two-run homer as the O's fell for the seventh time in nine games.
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