Indians extend Orioles’ skid to 9 with 6-5 victory



BALTIMORE (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera and Grady Sizemore homered, Lonnie Chisenhall singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians defeated Baltimore 6-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles’ losing streak to nine games — matching Buck Showalter’s longest skid as a big league manager.

Michael Brantley had three hits for the Indians, who improved to 5-0 against Baltimore this season and solidified their grip on first place in the AL Central.

Despite getting a milestone hit from Nick Markakis and home runs from Matt Wieters, Nolan Reimold and Adam Jones, the Orioles reached their season high for consecutive losses. Baltimore is 1-14 in its last 15 games.

The only other time Showalter lost nine straight during his 13-year career as a manager was in 2003, with Texas.