Peralta’s hit gives Indians wild 9-8 victory

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CLEVELAND (AP)—Jhonny Peralta(notes) hit a game-ending RBI single Saturday night to give the Cleveland Indians a wild 9-8 win over Baltimore, extending the Orioles’ losing streak to nine games.

Luis Valbuena(notes) started the ninth with a single against Jim Johnson(notes) (4-6), Baltimore’s seventh pitcher, and moved up on Shin-Soo Choo’s(notes) groundout. Peralta then lined a 3-1 pitch to center to win it.

The Orioles, mired in their longest skid since they dropped 10 straight Sept. 17-26, 2008, fell to 6-16 in September.

Cleveland earned consecutive victories for the first time since Aug. 26-27. The Indians beat the Orioles 4-2 on Friday night to avoid tying the franchise record for consecutive losses at 12.

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