Brewers rally past Indians
Prince Fielder hit a go-ahead grand slam in Milwaukee's six-run eighth inning and the Brewers rallied to beat the host Cleveland Indians, 14-12, last night.
Fielder finished with a career-high six RBIs for the NL Central-leading Brewers, who won for just the second time in their last eight games. Ryan Braun homered and drove in five runs.
Craig Counsell, Casey McGehee, and Braun, the first three batters in Milwaukee's order, went a combined 7 for 13 and scored 10 times.
Todd Coffey (2-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win and Trevor Hoffman got three outs for his 16th save.
Victor Martinez, Shin-Soo Choo, Mark DeRosa, and Travis Hafner homered for Cleveland. Hafner's three-run shot in the sixth gave the Indians a 12-8 lead.
Milwaukee rallied in the eighth, taking advantage when Cleveland relievers Luis Vizcaino and Matt Herges walked the bases loaded. Rafael Perez (1-2) replaced Herges after Braun's infield single cut Cleveland's lead to 12-9.
Fielder hit Perez's first pitch into the seats in right-center field for his 16th homer and first career slam. Mat Gamel added an RBI single later in the inning.
Cleveland pitchers issued seven walks, giving them a major league-high 261 for the season. Greg Aquino, Vizcaino, Herges, and Perez combined for eight runs, six hits, and six walks in 2 1/3 innings.
Milwaukee's comeback overshadowed another difficult outing for Dave Bush, who was charged with eight runs in 3 1/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season.
Bush allowed two of Cleveland's four homers, giving him 17 for the season and tying him with Philadelphia's Brett Myers for the most allowed in the majors.
Bush, who hasn't won since May 19, is 0-4 with an 8.64 ERA in his last five starts.
Cleveland starter Carl Pavano struggled again, allowing six runs in five innings. In two starts since his shutout against the Chicago White Sox June 5, he has allowed 15 runs and 20 hits in 9 2/3 innings.
Angels 9, Giants 7 - Erick Aybar and Bobby Abreu hit back-to-back homers, John Lackey ended a four-start winless stretch and Los Angeles beat host San Francisco for its fourth straight victory.
Aybar hit a two-run homer before Abreu connected in the Angels' seven-run fourth. Robb Quinlan singled in two runs, Mike Napoli added an RBI double, and Lackey even singled in a run for his first major league hit and RBI.
Juan Rivera and Sean Rodriguez also went deep for Los Angeles.
Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth to go with an earlier solo shot, his first career multihomer game. Brian Fuentes then entered and got pinch hitter Rich Aurilia on a flyout for his 17th save in 20 chances.
Torii Hunter sustained bruised ribs after he crashed into the outfield wall trying to catch a double by Bengie Molina in the fourth inning. Hunter left the game following the inning and underwent X-rays on his right ribcage at the ballpark and results were normal. He was to be re-evaluated today to determine when he could play again.