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Santana, Brantley power Indians past O's

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Santana hit a three-run home run and Carlos Carrasco pitched seven effective innings to lead the Cleveland Indians in a 6-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles in the second of a three-game set.

Michael Brantley hit a two-run home run and Jose Ramirez scored twice and drove in a run for the Indians, who have won five of their last six games.

Carrasco (5-4) gave up just three hits while striking out five in the win.

Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9) allowed six runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings for the Orioles, who have dropped their past two.

Cleveland got all the runs it needed in the first inning as Michael Bourn and Ramirez walked before Santana blasted his 21st homer of the year to dead center for a 3-0 lead.

In the fifth, the Indians got a leadoff double from Chris Dickerson and he moved up a base on Bourn's sac bunt. Ramirez then singled home Dickerson, and he came home on Brantley's 18th home run of the season for a 6-0 advantage.

Carrasco, meanwhile, didn't allow a runner to get past second during his seven innings and C.C. Lee tossed a 1-2-3 eighth.

Nick Hagadone and Bryan Shaw combined for a scoreless ninth to polish off the win.

Game Notes

Carrasco has won his past two starts ... Cleveland has won four of the six games against Baltimore this season ... Danny Salazar pitches for the Indians on Sunday and Kevin Gausman takes the mound for Baltimore.

08/16 21:57:05 ET

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