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Orioles hit 3 HRs and beat Indians 8-0 for sweep

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BALTIMORE — Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to win his fourth straight decision, and the Baltimore Orioles breezed past the Cleveland Indians 8-0 Sunday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

In the afternoon game, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jimmy Paredes and Manny Machado led Baltimore to a 4-0 victory. Jimenez allowed four hits in eight innings, and Paredes and Machado homered.

The sweep boosted the Orioles to the top of the AL East by percentage points over Tampa Bay. Baltimore (41-34) has won 15 of 19 to move a season-high seven games above .500.

It was the first time since Sept. 6, 1974, that the Orioles registered shutouts in both games of a doubleheader, according to STATS. The opposition that day was also Cleveland.