CLEVELAND (AP) -
yielded four runs on his first four pitches and still got his first career win.
It was that kind of night for the
, who took a 5-0 lead, fell behind 8-7 and rallied to defeat the
13-8 Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
''It was a weird evening out there,'' Indians manager
said. ''You felt it early, there were some strange plays and it turned into back-and-forth.''
homered, then doubled in the go-ahead run in a three-run seventh inning and
homered in the eighth.
''We didn't pitch well enough from the beginning, plain and simple,'' Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. ''We threw too many
pitches. We had too many walks and too many hit batters.''
Cabrera and four teammates each drove in two runs as the Indians opened a 10-game homestand. The matchup of last-place teams
marked the first time Cleveland and Baltimore had met since May 7, 2007 - the Indians played 12 interleague games against
Cincinnati over that span.
''It was a good team win,'' said Indians first baseman
, who had two hits and two RBIs. ''We got up early, came back late. We all just battled and got it done.''
had three hits and drove in four runs for Baltimore, which took an 8-7 lead in a five-run seventh.
's bases-loaded sacrifice fly off
(0-1) in the bottom half tied it.
replaced Cherry and Cabrera got an RBI double when his sharp grounder went off the glove of third baseman
and into left field.
's RBI groundout made it 10-8.
With runners on first and third, the Orioles caught Shin-Soo Choo trying to score from third on an infield grounder. Choo
somehow made it back to third, loading the bases for Carroll. In Cleveland's four-run first, Baltimore shortstop
failed to touch second on a potential double-play grounder by Choo, then didn't get the batter at first, either.
''Obviously, there were probably lapses in concentration,'' Trembley said. ''I think the guys have shown a tremendous ability
to stay focused, but tonight there were some things that should have been handled a little better than they were.''
Mujica (1-1) got two outs for the win. He came on with one out, the bases loaded and a 7-4 lead, but yielded a bases-loaded
triple to Markakis and sacrifice fly to
to make it 8-7.
Cleveland took a 5-0 lead off
, a converted reliever making his fourth career start.
''I set the tone of the game,'' Sarfate said. ''I gave up four runs in the first inning. That's unacceptable. I pretty much
Sizemore walked and scored on a triple by
. Francisco and
had RBI singles and Garko a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to make it 4-0.
Cabrera hit his fourth homer to start the second.
drove in one run with a groundout and Markakis had an RBI double off Indians starter
to make it 5-2 in the third.
extended his hitting streak to 19 games by hitting his 24th homer in the Orioles fourth. Roberts' RBI single in the seventh
made it 7-4 and put his hitting streak at 13 games.
Carmona yielded seven runs over 6 1-3 innings. The right-hander, a 19-game winner a year ago, spent more than two months on
the disabled list with a strained left hip. He is 1-2 with a 10.42 ERA in four starts since being activated July 26.
Francisco hit a solo homer and Gonzalez a two-run shot in the Indians eighth.
worked a scoreless eighth in his Indians debut. He signed as a free agent in the offseason after having
surgery last Aug. 14. ... Indians C
(elbow) and 2B
(finger) took batting practice and did some throwing. Both had surgery in mid-June and could begin minor league rehab assignments
this weekend. ... Orioles SS
(left groin strain) was scratched before batting practice. Trembley decided to give Castro another day off after he did some
agility work. Castro left Saturday's game with the injury. ... Gonzalez's homer was his first since July 25, 2007, for the
Chicago White Sox