MLB Game Summary - Philadelphia at Cleveland|
(Tuesday, April 30th)
Final Score: Cleveland 14, Philadelphia 2
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians put on a power display,
belting five two-run homers and going yard seven times overall in a 14-2 romp
of the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a two-game Interleague series at
the launching pad known as Progressive Field.
Ryan Raburn recorded a two-homer game for the second day in a row for the
Indians, who have totaled 33 runs while winning three straight games. Six of
Cleveland's seven home runs came with two outs.
"Sometimes you're gonna have nights like these and other nights we're gonna be
on the other end. We just got to go out there, have fun, play hard and
hopefully that night falls our way," Raburn said.
Cleveland starter Zach McAllister (2-3) allowed home runs to Delmon Young and
Chase Utley and only three other hits in a season-best seven innings.
The Indians quickly jumped on Philadelphia starter Roy Halladay (2-3), who
appeared to have turned the corner with three consecutive strong assignments.
Tuesday's outing, however, resembled the struggles he endured in his first two
starts of the season as he was tagged for eight runs on nine hits -- both
season highs -- in 3 2/3 innings.
Halladay gave up a pair of two-out, two-run homers to Carlos Santana and Mark
Reynolds in the first inning.
The Indians scored four more runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to go
Halladay was removed after a two-out single by Asdrubal Cabrera plated a pair
in the fourth. Lonnie Chisenhall had followed Reynolds' leadoff single with a
drive over the right-field wall.
Halladay had gone 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA over his last three starts after giving
up a combined 12 runs in losses to the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets.
The barrage continued in the fifth against Chad Durbin as Raburn and Michael
Brantley each clubbed two-run homers off the Philadelphia reliever.
Raburn and Drew Stubbs hit back-to-back shots off Raul Valdes in the seventh.
"I don't know how you stop them. Everything they hit was hard," said
Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel.
A bright spot for the Phillies was Young, who went 2-for-3 in his season
debut. The free-agent signee, who missed the team's first 26 games while
recovering from right ankle surgery, homered in his first at-bat in the
Utley went deep in the sixth.
Raburn became the first Indians player to have back-to-back multi-homer games
since Travis Hafner accomplished the feat on July 19-20, 2004 ... The Phillies
were coming off a three-game sweep of the Mets in New York ... Philadelphia
first baseman Ryan Howard went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 11
games ... To make room for Young on the 25-man roster, the Phillies designated
outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment ... Cleveland right fielder/first
baseman Nick Swisher was out of the lineup with a sore left shoulder ... The
Phillies swept a three-game set June 22-24, 2010 at Citizens Bank Park the
last time these teams met ... Philadelphia still leads the all-time series,
04/30 23:40:39 ET