American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Cleveland|
(Tuesday, July 3rd)
Final Score: Cleveland 9, LA Angels of Anaheim 5
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Shelley Duncan hit a solo home run and drove
in two to help the Cleveland Indians take a 9-5 win over the LA Angels of
Anaheim in a rain-sodden middle portion of a three-game set.
Jose Lopez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored while Jason Kipnis drove
in a run and scored twice for the Indians, who have won four of their last
six. Zach McAllister (3-1) pitched six innings and gave up five runs -- three
earned -- on eight hits with five strikeouts.
"He was very effective with his fastball and never got scared out there," said
Cleveland manager Manny Acta about McAllister. "He was really strong out there
and we were able to back him up at the plate."
Mike Trout hit a three-run home run for the Angels, who had won their previous
two. Dan Haren (6-8) was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits
with one walk and one strikeout in 4 1/3 innings.
"We're going to get it looked at again when we get back home," said Haren of
his ailing back. "It's not really enabling me to power the ball down in the
zone. I've got to get something figured out here."
Kipnis singled home Shin-Soo Choo in the first inning while Duncan's sac fly
followed by a run-scoring double by Jack Hannahan in the second gave Cleveland
a 3-0 lead.
Duncan added a solo shot in the fourth for a 4-0 lead, but the Angels surged
ahead in the fifth.
With two on and one out, John Hester reached base on a bad throw by Hannahan,
scoring Alberto Callaspo. Trout, who sat out yesterday with a sore right
pinkie, then tied the game with his 10th homer of the year. Albert Pujols gave
the team a 5-4 lead with his 13th homer of the year two batters later.
It was a short-lived lead, though, as the Indians answered in the home half of
the frame. Choo doubled to leadoff and Kipnis was later issued an intentional
walk. Lopez doubled in Choo and Hisanori Takahashi took the mound. Michael
Brantley hit a grounder to first that saw Pujols step on the bag, but his
throw to the plate went wide and both runners scored for a 7-5 lead.
The Indians tacked on a run in the seventh as Brantley's groundout plated
Kipnis for an 8-5 lead.
With one out in the top of the eighth, the game went into a rain delay.
When the game came back, the Angles left a man on second in the eighth and the
Indians tacked on another run in the bottom half of the frame on Aaron
Cunningham's RBI single.
Esmil Rogers came on for the ninth and got the first out, but the game went
into another rain delay.
When play resumed, Rogers stayed on the mound and was greeted by a double from
Erick Aybar, but he set down the next two batters to lock down the win.
The two delays went a total of one hour, 41 minutes...The Indians have won
three of five from the Angels this season...Haren fell to 4-3 in 12 starts
against the Indians.
07/04 01:40:55 ET