BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis hit a game-tying two-run homer and Alexi Casilla added a three-run shot in a five-run seventh inning as the Orioles snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Indians Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
Cleveland starter Justin Masterson (9-6) breezed through the first six innings, allowing only one run on three hits and holding a 3-1 lead heading into the seventh. But the Orioles (43-35) quickly tied it when Adam Jones got hit, and Davis blasted a two-run homer to right.
Matt Wieters then walked and went to second on Chris Dickerson's one-out infield single. Both moved up on a wild pitch with Casilla batting, and the second baseman then broke the tie with his three-run homer to right that gave the Orioles (43-35) the lead.
It was Casilla's first homer this season. His last homer came on Aug. 8, 2012, off Masterson as well. Casilla came into Tuesday's game as the only Baltimore starter with a homer vs. Masterson.
All that was enough to give Orioles starter Chris Tillman (9-2) his sixth consecutive victory. Tillman was erratic at times early in the game, walking four in the first three innings, but settled down to give Baltimore seven strong innings.
He allowed three runs on four hits in seven innings, struck out six and walked four. Troy Patton took care of the eighth for Baltimore and closer Jim Johnson recorded his 27th save in the ninth. The Indians (39-37) twice brought the tying run up, but Johnson escaped without giving up a run.
The Indians jumped on top quickly, scoring a run off Tillman in the top of the first inning. Mike Aviles singled with one out and Tillman loaded the bases by walking both Jason Kipnis and Nick Swisher.
Michael Brantley followed with a sacrifice fly to left for a 1-0 lead. Tillman and the Orioles then got a break when Carlos Santana blooped one to short left that third baseman Manny Machado made a great catch on while stumbling and falling away from the infield.
Tillman escaped more trouble in the second. He walked Mark Reynolds to start the inning and the former Oriole raced to third on a Lonnie Chisenhall single.
Reynolds then got caught off third when Drew Stubbs grounded to Machado. The Orioles got Reynolds in a short rundown for the first out, and Tillman retired the next two batters.
Cleveland made it 3-0 in the fifth when Kipnis hit a two-run homer to left. That was more than enough for Masterson early as he retired the first 12 Orioles batters.
Adam Jones became the first Baltimore base runner with a leadoff single in the fifth. He went to third on a Chris Davis single and later scored on a J.J. Hardy forceout to make it 3-1.
NOTES: The Orioles announced that they've agreed to terms on deals with first-round draft picks Hunter Harvey (a right-handed pitcher) and outfielder Josh Hart. Harvey is from Bandys (N.C.) High School and Hart comes from Parkview (Ga.) High. ... Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen is expected to go on a rehab assignment this weekend. He has been out since May 12 with a strained left oblique muscle. ... Aviles' single in the first inning snapped an 0-for-17 streak for the shortstop... The Kipnis home run stretched his hitting streak to seven games. He has driven in 17 runs this month.