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MLB: Baltimore 10, Cleveland 2

July 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, July 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Flaherty finished off a six-run third inning with a three-run homer Friday, launching the Baltimore Orioles to a 10-2 smashing of Cleveland.

Jim Thome hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first since coming to Baltimore from Philadelphia after the start of the season. He has 610 home runs in his 22-year career, moving him past Sammy Sosa into seventh place on the all-time list.

The Orioles built an 8-1 lead through four innings while winning their third straight.

Miguel Gonzalez (2-1), making his third major league start, gave up two runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 to get the win.

Baltimore roughed up Derek Lowe (8-8) for nine runs on seven hits and five walks in only three-plus innings.

The Indians have lost five out of seven.

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