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Indians pound Orioles 8-3

By Tom Withers

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, April 16 2011 3:50 p.m. MDT

Cleveland Indians' Shin-Soo Choo, from South Korea, slugs a solo home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Cleveland.

Mark Duncan, Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Josh Tomlin delivered yet another quality start for Cleveland, Orlando Cabrera drove in four runs and the first-place Indians won their sixth straight at home, 8-3 on Saturday over the Baltimore Orioles, who have lost six in a row and are having trouble scoring.

Tomlin (3-0) gave up two runs — solo homers to Jake Fox and Luke Scott — and six hits in six innings.

Cleveland's starters have been making it look easy. In the last 12 games, they're 8-1 with a 1.91 ERA, not bad for a five-man rotation of virtual unknowns.

Shin-Soo Choo homered off Jeremy Guthrie (1-2) and Orlando Cabrera and Matt LaPorta had two RBIs apiece for the Indians, who are 10-4 and off to their best start in nine years. Travis Hafner and Travis Buck had three hits each for Cleveland.

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