Indians 10, Orioles 4
BALTIMORE (AP) _ Tony Bernazard doubled in the tying run and scored on a single by Joe Carter as the Cleveland Indians scored eight runs in the eighth inning and defeated the Baltimore Orioles 10-4 Saturday night.
Held to one hit through seven innings, the Indians tied the score 3-3 against Baltimore starter Scott McGregor, 1-2, on a walk to Carmen Castillo and consecutive RBI doubles by Butch Benton and Bernazard.
Reliever Don Asse walked Julio Franco on four pitches before yielding the game-winning hit to Carter, who also drove in Cleveland’s first run with a sacrifice fly in the first.
After Andre Thornton fanned for the second out, Pat Tabler and Brook Jacoby rapped RBI singles. Tabler’s hit extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
The last three runs scored on infield singles by pinch-hitter George Vukovich, Benton and Bernazard. All three hits were off reliever Tippy Martinez. Benton and Bernazard each had a single and double and an RBI in the inning.
The Indians added a run in the ninth on Jacoby’s RBI single before the Orioles came back with a run in the bottom of the inning on a run-scoring single by Rick Dempsey.
McGregor yielded an unearned run in the first when Brett Butler reached on an error by third baseman Wayne Gross, stole second, advanced on an infield out, and scored on Carter’s sacrifice fly.
The Orioles tied the score with an unearned run in the second off Don Schultze. Eddie Murray singled, moved around to third on a passed ball and an infield out, and scored when Larry Sheets singled off the glove of shortstop Franco.
CalRipken’s double, an infield out, and Fred Lynn’s sacrifice fly made it 2-1 Baltimore in the fourth, and Jim Dwyer rapped an RBI single in the Orioles’ fifth after Mike Young walked and was sacrificed to second.