Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Deering alum Ryan Flaherty entered the weekend with two Major League homer runs. Two days into the weekend, he's doubled that mark. For the second straight night the Orioles third baseman hit a home run in Cleveland propelling Baltimore to a 3-1 victory over the Indians.
He was joined in the home run festitivites by former Indian Jim Thome, who kept adding to his record tallies at Progressive Field.
Thome launched a go-ahead and winning two-run blast in the seventh inning -- his 190th career home run at the park.
In his first 11 games with Baltimore following a trade from Philadelphia, Thome went homerless; however, in both of what are likely his final games in Cleveland, he's left the yard he used to call home.
The Orioles' fourth straight win didn't come without good pitching from Chris Tillman (2-1). Tillman, who has struggled throughout his four-year major league career, allowed a leadoff homer to Shin-Soo Choo before holding the Indians otherwise scoreless in 6 2/3 frames.
The tall, lanky righty, who was making only his third start of 2012, gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four.
Zach McAllister (4-2) was a hard-luck loser for the Indians after giving up three runs -- all on two homers -- on five hits. He walked none and struck out six.
Cleveland has dropped three straight and six of eight.
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