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By David Ginsburg | Associated Press
BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis homered and had four RBI, Adam Jones had three hits and scored three runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat Cleveland 8-4 Friday night to snap the Indians' four-game winning streak.
Nelson Cruz hit his 15th homer and Nick Markakis had four hits for the Orioles, who have 38 runs and 62 hits in their last five games.
Davis hit a two-run double in the third inning and put Baltimore up 5-4 in the fifth with his seventh homer, the fourth in four games.
Bud Norris (3-4) gave up four runs, six hits and three walks in six innings to earn his first win in four starts since May 1.
Making his second major league appearance, Cleveland's T.J. House (0-1) allowed five runs and 11 hits in six innings. He was first left-hander to make his initial big league start with the Indians since David Huff on May 17, 2009.
Jason Giambi hit a three-run homer for Cleveland, the 439th of his career, breaking a tie with Andre Dawson for 41st place on the all-time HR list. Prior to connecting, the 43-year-old Giambi was 1-for-15 with no homers and no RBI this year.
Cruz put Baltimore up 1-0 with a drive to right-center in the second inning, and Davis doubled to right to make it 3-0 in the third.
Cleveland responded with a four-run fourth. After Lonnie Chisenhall doubled in a run, Carlos Santana walked and Giambi followed with an opposite-field drive into the left-field seats.
But Davis followed an infield hit by Jones with a shot to right field in the fifth to put Baltimore ahead to stay.
The Orioles added three unearned runs in the seventh off Mark Lowe, whose throwing error on a potential double-play ball allowed a run to score and preceded an RBI groundout by J.J. Hardy and a run-scoring double by Delmon Young.
NOTES: Orioles 3B Manny Machado was given the day off after leaving in the 12th inning Thursday night with a sore right groin. Manager Buck Showalter termed the injury "the proverbial day-to-day" and said he expected Machado to avoid the 15-day disabled list. ... The Orioles recalled LHP T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk before Friday's game and optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Norfolk. ... Cleveland SS Asdrubal Cabrera and 1B Nick Swisher did not start Friday because of knee soreness, but both are expected to avoid the DL, Indians manager Terry Francona said. Cabrera's MRI Friday morning came back negative, Francona said. ... RHP Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the Orioles on Saturday against his former team. Jimenez played with the Indians before signing with Baltimore as a free agent during the offseason.