Thome homers again as Orioles beat Indians 3-1

8:54 PM, Jul 21, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Jim Thome's two-run homer in the seventh inning led the Baltimore Orioles to their fourth straight victory, a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.  

Thome, who passed Sammy Sosa for seventh place on the all-time home run list on Friday, hit his 611th and second with Baltimore since being acquired from Philadelphia on July 1 off Zach McAllister (4-2).  

Chris Tillman (2-1) allowed only Shin Soo-Choo's leadoff homer in the first in 6 2-3 innings. He gave up six hits, struck out four and walked one.  

Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his league-leading 29th save.   The Indians have lost three straight and six of eight. Cleveland has scored three or fewer runs six times in that stretch.

The Associated Press

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