Cam Gallagher put on a show for a larger-than-usual cheering section.
With 12 friends and family in attendance to watch him play in Baltimore, the native of nearby Lancaster, Pa., drove in two runs and helped the Guardians (24-29) to a 5-0 win over the Orioles (34-21) Monday afternoon. It was the Guardians' first win by more than three runs since March 31.
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Gallagher had driven in only four runs this season entering the game.
Starting pitcher Logan Allen, possibly fighting to keep his spot in the rotation once Triston McKenzie and Aaron Civale return from injury, tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out 10. Allen is the second pitcher in franchise history to record at least eight strikeouts in three or- more of his first seven career games, joining Herb Score.
Allen and Tanner Bibee have done well to make upcoming roster decisions difficult on the club.
This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Cleveland Guardians beat Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Memorial Day