Ryan Raburn homers twice again, Indians rout Phillies

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

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.

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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 innings.

Yankees 7, Astros 4 — 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 used small ball to beat visiting Houston.


Jayson Nix had an RBI infield single and Brennan Boesch a run-scoring fielder’s choice for the banged-up Bronx Bombers, who bounced back from a 9-1 loss to the Astros Monday. New York took advantage of Phil Humber’s four wild pitches and a couple of close calls at first base to score its first four runs without an extra-base hit.

Rangers 10, White Sox 6 — 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 visiting Chicago.

Darvish (5-1) struck out nine in six innings, but the game was tied when he threw the last of his 108 pitches.

Padres 13, Cubs 7 — Carlos Quentin homered and drove in three runs and San Diego battered starter Edwin Jackson for a victory in Chicago.

Edinson Volquez (2-3) was good enough to beat the Cubs for the fifth time in his career, working 5 innings and allowing four runs while striking out three in his first outing against Chicago while with San Diego. Volquez is 5-0 in seven career starts against the Cubs, including 3-0 at Wrigley Field.


Brewers 12, Pirates 8 — Rickie Weeks hit a three-run homer and had five RBIs to lead host Milwaukee over Pittsburgh.

Weeks finished with three hits for the Brewers, who won their ninth straight against Pittsburgh. They improved to 46-7 at Miller Park vs. the Pirates since the start of 2007.

Braves 8, Nationals 1 — 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 host Atlanta over Washington.

Dodgers 6, Rockies 1 — Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 12 in six innings, Hanley Ramirez homered in his first start of the season and Los Angeles beat visiting Colorado.

Giants 2, Diamondbacks 1 — Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer with one out in the top of the ninth inning and San Francisco rallied for its second straight come- from-behind win, beating host Arizona.

Cardinals 2, Reds 1 — Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer, Jaime Garcia continued his mastery of Cincinnati with eight strong innings, and host St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak.

Tigers 6, Twins 1 — Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder each hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings, and host Detroit beat Minnesota for its fifth straight victory.

Marlins 2, Mets 1 — 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 visiting New York.

Royals 8, Rays 2 — James Shields made a stellar first start against his former team, and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer to spur host Kansas City over Tampa Bay.