Cleveland rocks, rolls O's

Chen yields 2 more HRs

defensive lapses abound

Indians 15 Orioles 1

April 19, 2006|By JEFF ZREBIEC | JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER

The boos from another sparse Camden Yards crowd cascaded down on the Orioles early last night, first for a poor pitching performance by Bruce Chen, then for a series of defensive lapses that turned an already lopsided game into a comedy of errors from the home team.

Short-handed because of a beat-up bullpen, the Orioles could ill afford a short outing by Chen, an anemic offensive effort and a porous defensive one, but they got all three in a 15-1 drubbing by the Cleveland Indians that was easily the club's most troubling performance of the season.

Indians@Orioles Tonight, 7:05, Comcast SportsNet, 1090 AM Starters: Indians' Jake Westbrook (2-1, 3.66) vs. Orioles' Rodrigo Lopez (1-1, 5.66)

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