Guthrie, Orioles beat Indians for 3rd straight win

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie allowed two singles in eight innings, Miguel Tejada drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles extended Justin Masterson's losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.

Guthrie (2-4) walked one, struck out five and retired 16 consecutive Indians following Jhonny Peralta's RBI single in the first inning. He has won two in a row after failing to win in his first six starts.

The Orioles matched a season high with their third straight victory.

Masterson (0-4), who dropped his 10th consecutive decision, is winless in 14 starts since beating Oakland on Aug. 9, 2009. He allowed six runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings, walking five and hitting two batters.

Luke Scott had two RBIs for Baltimore.

After a storm delayed the start of the game for 1 hour, 7 minutes, Cleveland used a two-out rally to grab a 1-0 lead in the first. Shin-Soo Choo drew a walk, Travis Hafner was hit by a pitch in the right arm and Peralta followed with an RBI single to left.

Baltimore's Corey Patterson made a leaping catch at the wall in left to deny Choo a home run to end the top of the third, then singled to lead off the bottom of the inning when a sliding Choo couldn't snag his dying liner in right-center.

Adam Jones followed by lacing a tying, opposite-field triple into the right-field corner. Tejada was hit in the left thigh and, one out later, Scott poked a single through second for a 2-1 lead.

The Orioles knocked Masterson out of the game in the sixth, after he walked the bases loaded and yielded Tejada's two-run single up the middle.

Aaron Laffey relieved and gave up RBI singles to Scott and Ty Wigginton for a 6-1 lead.

Tejada added an RBI single off Rafael Perez in the seventh. Wigginton doubled and later scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.

NOTES: Indians OF Grady Sizemore misplayed Scott's sixth-inning single, ending a 158-game errorless streak dating to Aug. 18, 2008. . ... Cleveland released LHP Scott Lewis, its third-round draft pick in 2004. Lewis made five starts for the Indians in 2008 and 2009 and was 4-0 with a 3.49 ERA. Lewis was 2-0 in three starts at Triple-A Columbus this season. ... Hafner was plunked by a pitch an American League-leading seventh time. ... Bench coach Jeff Datz coached first base for Orioles in place of John Shelby, who missed Friday's game while being inducted into the Henry Clay High School Hall of Fame in Lexington, Ky. ... Scott, who had one multihit game in his first 26 this season, has two or more in three straight games.