BALTIMORE — Cesar Hernandez and Harold Ramirez homered off Baltimore ace John Means, who exited in the first inning with shoulder fatigue as the Cleveland Indians beat the Orioles 10-4.
Cedric Mullins homered twice as part of his second career five-hit outing for Baltimore (20-38), which saw its three-game winning streak end. Yu Chang also homered to help Aaron Civale tie for the major league lead in victories with eight.
Means, who pitched a no-hitter at Seattle on May 5, faced only five batters. The left-hander surrendered a leadoff homer to Hernandez and a solo drive to Ramirez with two outs. After Eddie Rosario followed with a single, Means exited.
The 10-run outburst is the highest for Cleveland (31-25) since April 10, and equals their total scoring in their last three games combined. The Tribe banged out 13 hits, with Ramirez and Rosario each leading the way with three.
The Indians move to within three games of Chicago for first place in the American League central following the White Sox' loss to Detroit on Saturday. The three-game series with Baltimore wraps up Sunday afternoon with Cal Quantrill (0-1, 2.08 ERA) making his second start of the year against the Orioles' Jorge López (1-6, 5.29).
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