Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - The Orioles used a five-run fifth inning to surge past the Cleveland Indians, 7-3, in the finale of a four-game set at Camden Yards on Thursday to split the series.
Miguel Gonzalez (6-3) pitched an effective 6 2/3 innings, surrendering three runs on nine hits with a career-high tying nine strikeouts. Gonzalez is a perfect 4-0 at Camden Yards and the Orioles are undefeated in his seven home starts.
Ryan Flaherty finished 2-for-3 with two runs batted in while Nick Markakis, Chris Davis, Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy each recorded an RBI for the Orioles, who won for just the second time in their last seven games.
Corey Kluber (6-5), who snapped a three-game winning streak, was dinged for seven runs -- six earned -- on 11 hits, tying a season-high, in just 4 2/3 innings.
Mike Aviles and Lonnie Chisenhall each connected for solo shots for the Indians, who visit AL Central foe Chicago on Friday to begin a four-game series.
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