Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Michael Bourn hit the go-ahead single in the
bottom of the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians snapped a six-game
losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the finale of
a three-game set.
The Indians were down 5-4 entering the inning, but Carlos Santana led off by
hammering a 1-0 changeup off J.C. Gutierrez (0-3) for a home run that tied the
Lonnie Chisenhall later drew a one-out walk and Drew Stubbs singled up the
middle before Gutierrez was replaced by Nick Maronde. Bourn's base hit to left
scored Chisenhall and gave the Indians the lead for good.
Matt Albers (3-1) pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings of relief to pick up the win
and Chris Perez threw a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 18th save. Justin Masterson
got the start for Cleveland but struggled, surrendering five runs -- four
earned -- on seven hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings.
Angels starter Jerome Williams allowed four runs and struck out seven over 5
2/3 innings. The 31-year-old right-hander has not won since June 12 against
the Orioles. Since that game, he has lost six of 10 starts and his ERA has
ballooned from 3.15 to 4.85.
Mike Trout drove in two runs for the Angels, while Grant Green had a pair of
hits and scored twice in the setback.
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