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Indians’ home run barrage buries Phillies



Published: Wed, May 1, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis fields a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies’ Ben Revere during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday in Cleveland. Revere grounded into a double play.

Associated Press

CLEVELAND

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 32/3 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.

Young, slowed this year while recovering from ankle surgery, homered in the second. He was hit by a pitch in the fifth and singled in the sixth.

The interleague game featured managers who had guided both teams.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel went 220-190 with the Indians from 2000-2002, while Cleveland’s Terry Francona was 285-363 with Philadelphia from 1997-2000.

Indians outfielder Nick Swisher missed the game with a sore left shoulder, and Francona said he might also sit out Wednesday night. Outfielder Michael Bourn, who hasn’t played since April 14 when he cut his right index finger, was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list but will be sidelined for at least a few more days.

Swisher, Bourn and Reynolds were key offseason signings for the Indians in the offseason. Reynolds finished April with eight home runs and 22 RBIs.

NOTES

The Indians have played a major league-low nine home games this year. They opened a nine-game homestand. ... Ryan Howard extended his hitting streak to 11 games for the Phillies with a sixth-inning double. ... The teams wrap up their two-game interleague series Wednesday as Philadelphia LHP Cliff Lee (2-1) faces the Indians for the first time since Cleveland traded him to the Phillies during the 2009 season. “It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since I played here,” said Lee, who won the AL Cy Young in 2008. “Tomorrow is just another outing, but it’s going to be interesting and it’s going to be neat.” ... RHP Trevor Bauer (0-1) will be called up from Triple-A Columbus to start for the Indians. He lost his only start of the season against Tampa Bay on April 6, walking seven and allowing three runs in five innings. ... Phillies OF Ben Revere (sore quadriceps) returned from a four-game absence and batted ninth, going hitless in three at-bats.


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