The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 1, 2013

Major League Baseball roundup: Cleveland bombards Phillies with seven home runs

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press

— CLEVELAND (AP) — Ryan Raburn homered twice for the second straight game and the Cleveland Indians hit seven home runs in all, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 14-2 Tuesday night.

The Indians set a major league high this season for homers in a game. Cleveland has won three in a row, outscoring opponents 33-5 in that span.

Philadelphia had won three in a row before Roy Halladay (2-3) got tagged. Activated from the disabled list before the game, Delmon Young homered in his first at-bat for Philadelphia.

Raburn hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and a solo drive in the seventh. It was the sixth two-homer game of his career, including Monday’s performance against Kansas City.

Cleveland’s first five homers were two-run shots. Carlos Santana, Mark Reynolds and Lonnie Chisenhall homered off Halladay, then Raburn and Michael Brantley homered off Chad Durbin.

Raburn and Drew Stubbs hit back-to-back shots in the seventh against Raul Valdes. The Indians fell one homer short of the franchise record of eight, set in 1997 and matched in 2004.

Halladay gave up eight runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. Coming off three strong outings, he gave up homers in the first to Santana and Reynolds.

Given a 12-1 lead in the fifth, Zach McAllister (2-3) coasted. He gave up two runs in seven innings on solo homers by Young and Chase Utley.


Marlins 2, Mets 1

MIAMI — Juan Pierre scored standing up on a wild pitch with none out in the ninth, and Miami came from behind in the final inning for the second consecutive game to beat reeling New York.

Braves 8, Nationals 1

ATLANTA — Tim Hudson was a dual threat in his 200th career win, combining with Anthony Varvaro on a three-hitter while hitting a homer and a double to lead Atlanta.

Cardinals 2, Reds 1

ST. LOUIS — Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer, Jaime Garcia continued his mastery of Cincinnati with eight strong innings, and St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak.

Padres 13, Cubs 7

CHICAGO — Carlos Quentin homered and drove in three runs, and San Diego battered Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.

Brewers 12, Pirates 8

MILWAUKEE — Rickie Weeks hit a three-run homer and had five RBIs to lead Milwaukee over Pittsburgh.

Giants 2, Diamondbacks 1

PHOENIX — Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer with one out in the top of the ninth inning and San Francisco rallied to beat Arizona.


Yankees 7, Astros 4

NEW YORK — Hiroki Kuroda settled in after a rocky start to pitch four-hit ball through seven innings, Travis Hafner had three RBI singles, and New York beat Houston.

Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 7

TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion hit an upper-deck homer in the fifth inning, then connected for a go-ahead home run in the seventh for Toronto.

Tigers 6, Twins 1

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder each hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings, and Detroit picked up its fifth straight victory.

Royals 8, Rays 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields made a stellar first start against his former team, and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer to spur Kansas City.

Rangers 10, White Sox 6

ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish overcame a shaky start for his fifth victory in April and Texas backed him with plenty of big hits in a win over Chicago.