CLEVELAND – Felix Pie hit the first of four home runs by Baltimore as the Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 14-8 on Tuesday night in Buck Showalter's first road game since taking over as manager.
Jake Arrietta (4-3) allowed five earned runs over six innings to win for the first time in five starts as the Orioles improved to 7-1 with Showalter in command.
Pie's three-run drive over the center-field wall off Justin Masterson (4-11) with two outs in the fifth inning gave Baltimore a 7-6 lead. It came after Arrieta fell behind 6-4 by allowing five runs in the bottom of the fourth after the Orioles had taken a 4-1 lead with four runs in the top half.
The Orioles still have the worst record in the majors at 39-74 and worst on the road (15-40). Cleveland has lost eight of its last 10 at home.
Scott had four RBI and the bottom four batters in Baltimore's order totaled eight hits, six runs and nine RBI. The Orioles were seven for 10 with runners in scoring position and are 29 for 70 (.414) under Showalter.
Baltimore's starting pitchers posted a 1.89 ERA on a 6-1 homestand after Showalter took over. Arrieta was sharp early, though Asdrubal Cabrera's run-scoring single gave Cleveland a 1-0 lead in the third.
Baltimore sent nine men to bat in a four-run fourth that included an error, wild pitch, two walks, three hits and a spectacular play by Cabrera at shortstop.
Scott had an RBI double and Adam Jones put Baltimore ahead 2-1 with a run-scoring groundout. With a runner on third, Pie lined a shot off Masterson's left foot. Cabrera, moving to his left, stopped in his tracks, dove to his right and caught the ball barehanded, then threw out the speedy Pie from a sitting position.
Wieters and Cesar Izturis added RBI singles to make it 4-1.
Shin-Soo Choo's two-run double capped Cleveland's five-run bottom half. Cabrera was thrown out trying to score from first on the bases-loaded drive into the right-field corner.
Trevor Crowe doubled home a run, stole third, and scored on a groundout by Luis Valbuena. Michael Brantley's two-out RBI single tied it at 4. Brantley had a two-run homer in the ninth.
Baltimore hit for the cycle without making an out in the eighth. Pie doubled and scored on Wieters homer. Patterson tripled and scored on a single by Izturis to make it 11-6.
Masterson gave up four earned runs over five innings, dropping to 5-17 in 32 starts since being acquired from Boston in July 2009.
NOTES: Cleveland acquired C Luke Carlin from Pittsburgh for a player to be named and sent him to Triple-A Columbus. Carlin has a .252 average in 46 career games with San Diego (2008) and Arizona (2009). He hit .239 for the Pirates' Triple-A team at Indianapolis this year. ... The Indians signed RHPs Cole Cook and Nate Striz, their fifth and 22nd draft picks, respectively. Cleveland's top four picks are unsigned with the deadline Monday at midnight. ... Orioles 3B Josh Bell, in a 3 for 22 slump, didn't start. He was a defensive replacement in the ninth. ... The Orioles improved to 19-46 at Progressive Field since the ballpark opened in 1994.