Recap: Baltimore vs. Cleveland

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Davis, Travis Snider and Chris Parmelee homered during a six-run fourth inning to back Chris Tillman, who tossed seven scoreless innings in the Baltimore Orioles' 8-0 rout of the Cleveland Indians.

 

Ryan Flaherty added a two-run single for the Orioles, who took both games of the doubleheader on Sunday. In the first game, Jimmy Paredes and Manny Machado homered to support Ubaldo Jimenez, who tossed eight shutout innings in a 4-0 victory.

 

It was the first time since Sept. 6, 1974, that the Orioles registered shutouts in both games of a doubleheader, according to STATS. The opposition that day was also Cleveland.

 

Tillman (6-7) gave up just four hits while striking out six without surrendering a walk. Meanwhile, Cleveland starter Toru Murata (0-1) made his MLB debut and allowed five runs -- three earned -- on four hits over 3 1/3 innings.

 

"It's so hard to sweep a doubleheader in the major leagues," said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. "Tilly was pretty hungry. He's always hungry, but you could tell he was on a little mission there tonight. He was real crisp. Had good command of his fastball, a lot of strike ones. Some things he hasn't been doing."

 

The Orioles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second. Snider reached on Jason Kipnis' fielding error and moved to third on J.J. Hardy's double. Flaherty followed with a two-run single to right.

 

Baltimore pulled away from the Indians with a six-run fourth. Davis and Snider got things going with solo homers. Murata exited the game after walking Hardy. Marc Rzepczynski got one out before walking David Lough. Ryan Webb entered the game and Machado greeted him with a two-run double. Parmelee followed with a two-run homer to make it 8-0.

 

In the sixth, Snider made a great diving catch in left-center field to take an extra base hit away from Francisco Lindor. Snider received a standing ovation as he lay on the outfield grass and held up the ball.

 

The Indians failed to score after putting their first two men on in the ninth. Carlos Santana grounded out, Ryan Raburn struck out looking and Mike Aviles flied out to end the game. Following Raburn's strikeout, Cleveland manager Terry Francona was ejected by home plate umpire Ron Kulpa.

 

"Today was not a pretty day for us," said Francona. "I don't see guys grinding the at-bat. We're not doing the things we're capable of doing."

 

Cleveland left fielder David Murphy went 4-for-4 ... The Indians went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven.

 

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