Lopsided loss hurts

The tables were turned Wednesday night as the Orioles delivered a blowout of their own against the Indians, pounding them 18-9. In the strangest and most bizarre game of the year, the Tribe held a 7-3 lead going into the bottom of the fifth. But it was then that the Baltimore bats came to life against Jake Westbrook and everything went downhill for the Tribe. The Orioles scored seven in the fifth and five more in the eighth to blow the game open. Jhonny Peralta and Todd Hollandsworth both committed errors in the eighth. To make matters worse, Rafael Betancourt and Matt Miller both had to leave the game in the sixth with injuries. Wedge said one of them would most likely have to go on the disabled list. Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta, and Aaron Boone all homered for the Tribe.

“It was a bad night, all the way around. It’s one game, said manager Eric Wedge.

One minute it looks like we are going to cruise to another victory and in the span of an inning, we lose the lead and two of our pitchers are hurt. Luckily we have talented arms in Triple-A that can temporarily help fill the void in the bullpen.

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