Orioles snap skid, beat Indians 6-3

Orioles Bird Flag Orioles snap skid, beat Indians 6 3BALTIMORE — Second baseman Alexi Casilla has seldom been used by the Orioles, appearing in less than half of the team’s games as a late-inning replacement and rarely getting a start, with manager Buck Showalter preferring to keep his speed on the bench as a potential weapon.

But Casilla — starting for just the fourth time since May 27 — didn’t need anything more than a slow jog on Tuesday night, connecting for the second of two pivotal seventh-inning homers. Casilla drove a 1-1 slider from Cleveland starter Justin Masterson into the right-field seats, snapping a 3-3 tie and ending the Orioles’ four-game losing skid with a 6-3 victory.

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