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L.A. Angels1010011105150
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Indians 13, Angels 5

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CLEVELAND -- Finally, there were runs, plenty of them. At last, there were hits, by the bunches.

For one night, the Cleveland Indians busted out of their season-long slump.

"We didn't know what to do," joked Casey Blake. "That hadn't happened in a while. The whole team needed a night like tonight."

Ben Broussard and Travis Hafner each hit two-run homers and the Indians took out some of their offensive frustration on Los Angeles rookie Ervin Santana, roughing up the Angels 13-5 on Tuesday night.

The Indians entered with the majors' lowest batting average at .233 and at the low point of a season quickly slipping away. But they teed off early on Santana, who made his big-league debut after being recalled from Double-A Arkansas.

Cleveland had three runs after just four batters and the Indians poured it on, posting season highs in runs and hits (19). The Indians chased Santana after four innings and improved to 9-0 when scoring six runs or more.

Even struggling Aaron Boone, who was batting just .147 before going 2-for-4, had two RBI.

"That's a start," Boone said after raising his average to .158. "We had some big innings and then we just kept adding on. We certainly feel like this is what we're capable of. We just have to make it happen."

Boone has been doing everything possible to snap out of his prolonged slump. He has used several different bats, including one sent to him this week by former Cincinnati teammate Adam Dunn.

"I had to check and make sure there was no cork in it," Boone said with a smile. "Just kidding. I've just tried to trust in myself as a player. That's tough to do when sometimes you feel like the poster boy for what's going wrong."

Ronnie Belliard's two-run single in the sixth inning gave Cleveland a 10-3 lead, and Jhonny Peralta homered in the seventh for the Indians, who scored at least once in every inning but the second.

Scott Elarton (1-2) allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings for his first win since Aug. 29 -- a span of 13 starts. The right-hander was skipped the last time through the rotation and hadn't pitched in 10 days.

"It's been a while coming, but I'll take it," Elarton said. "It wasn't my best effort, but it's something to build on."

Santana's big-league debut couldn't have started much worse. The first four Indians hitters combined to hit for the cycle against the rail-thin right-hander, who was 5-1 in the minors this season.

Grady Sizemore led with a triple and Coco Crisp followed with a shot to the right-field corner that would have been a triple, but he overslid the bag and was tagged out. Hafner singled before Broussard connected for his third homer, giving the Indians a 3-1 lead.

"He couldn't get in the zone early and he paid the price," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Santana, who will get another start. "By the time he really started to pitch, too much damage was done."

The Angels opened the scoring on Steve Finley's RBI single in the first and they closed to 3-2 in the third on Garret Anderson's sacrifice fly.

Boone gave the Indians a 4-2 lead in the third with a two-out, run-scoring single, just his second RBI in 14 games. Boone came in batting just .056 with runners in scoring position and two outs.

"It's time to turn it around," said Boone, now 8-for-24 in his last seven games.

Hafner's two-run shot, his fifth, made it 6-2 in the fourth. The Indians added two more runs in the fifth on Boone's second RBI single and Peralta's sacrifice fly.

Santana was tagged for six runs and eight hits in four innings.

"I've been waiting for this day," Santana said. "Everything was up. Next time I will do better."

Notes

Crisp sprained his right thumb on his slide into third and left after the sixth. He'll be re-examined on Wednesday. ... Indians RHP David Riske allowed his first earned run in 17 innings this season. ... Angels CF Chone Figgins snapped an 0-for-21 slump with a third-inning single. It was also just his second hit in 36 at-bats. He finished 3-for-5 and scored twice. ... Peralta is batting .371 (13-for-35) with five homers in his last 10 games.

 
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Players of the Game
Cleveland

T. Hafner
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Cleveland

B. Broussard
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Los Angeles Angels
Chone Figgins, CF-SS5230002 .255
Darin Erstad, 1B3120113 .245
   a- Jeff DaVanon, PH-CF1000001 .231
Vladimir Guerrero, RF4010003 .315
   b- Juan Rivera, PH-RF1011000 .242
Garret Anderson, LF3111002 .303
   c- Robb Quinlan, PH-1B1000001 .167
Steve Finley, DH5011012 .200
Orlando Cabrera, SS2110202 .241
    Josh Paul, LF1010000 .167
Dallas McPherson, 3B5020012 .227
Bengie Molina, C5021003 .295
Adam Kennedy, 2B3000002 .238
Totals3951543323 
a-grounded out for Erstad in the 8th
b-doubled for Guerrero in the 8th
c-grounded out for G. Anderson in the 8th
Batting
2B - Chone Figgins (6, Riske), Juan Rivera (3, Riske), Garret Anderson (8, Sauerbeck)
SF - Garret Anderson (2)
RBI - Juan Rivera (7), Garret Anderson (32), Steve Finley (20), Bengie Molina (12)
2-OUT RBI - Juan Rivera (5), Steve Finley (10)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Vladimir Guerrero 1
PB - Bengie Molina (2)
Los Angeles Angels
Ervin Santana (L,0-1) 4866312 13.50
Kevin Gregg 1.2544120 7.06
Esteban Yan 1.1422011 4.74
Jake Woods 1210010 2.51
HBP - A. Boone (by Ervin Santana)
WP - Jake Woods (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Ervin Santana 92-53, Kevin Gregg 32-19, Esteban Yan 22-18, Jake Woods 18-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ervin Santana 5-5, Kevin Gregg 2-1, Esteban Yan 2-1, Jake Woods 2-0
Batters Faced - Ervin Santana 23, Kevin Gregg 11, Esteban Yan 8, Jake Woods 5
Cleveland Indians
Grady Sizemore, CF6221012 .281
Coco Crisp, LF3121101 .283
    Ryan Ludwick, LF2010011 .216
Travis Hafner, DH4332102 .279
Ben Broussard, 1B5222013 .273
Josh Bard, C4001012 .167
Casey Blake, RF4220102 .197
Ron Belliard, 2B4132111 .262
Aaron Boone, 3B4122002 .158
Jhonny Peralta, SS4122003 .270
Totals401319134519 
Batting
2B - Coco Crisp 2 (11, Santana, Santana), Casey Blake (5, Santana)
3B - Grady Sizemore (3, Santana)
HR - Travis Hafner (5, Santana), Ben Broussard (3, Santana), Jhonny Peralta (6, Yan)
SF - Josh Bard (1), Jhonny Peralta (2)
RBI - Grady Sizemore (16), Coco Crisp (11), Travis Hafner 2 (18), Ben Broussard 2 (17), Josh Bard (4), Ron Belliard 2 (17), Aaron Boone 2 (13), Jhonny Peralta 2 (12)
2-OUT RBI - Ron Belliard 2 (8), Aaron Boone (3)
SB - Aaron Boone (1, 2nd base off Gregg/Molina)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Casey Blake 2
DP - Peralta-Belliard-Broussard
PB - Josh Bard (1)
E - Josh Bard (2, Missed catch)
Cleveland Indians
Scott Elarton (W,1-2) 5.2933210 7.05
Scott Sauerbeck 1310110 3.75
David Riske 1.1211000 0.52
Bob Howry 1100010 2.76
HBP - Kennedy (by Scott Sauerbeck)
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Elarton 95-59, Scott Sauerbeck 31-16, David Riske 27-19, Bob Howry 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Elarton 3-11, Scott Sauerbeck 1-1, David Riske 3-1, Bob Howry 2-0
Batters Faced - Scott Elarton 26, Scott Sauerbeck 8, David Riske 6, Bob Howry 4
Game Information
Attendance - 15033
Game Time - 3:02
Temperature - 57
Umpires - Home - Ron Kulpa, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Dan Iassogna