Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Jason Giambi smacked a three-run home run and
had five RBI, and the Cleveland Indians scored 14 runs in the first two
innings and handled the Houston Astros with ease, 19-6, on Saturday.
Mark Reynolds also smashed a three-run shot and drove in four runs for the
Indians, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Nick Swisher went 4-for-7 with
a pair of RBI, all part of a 22-hit attack. It's the most hits for the Indians
since getting 25 against the Yankees on April 18, 2009.
Michael Brantley drove in three runs while Carlos Santana had two RBI, with
Santana hitting a solo homer in the victory.
Scott Kazmir, who had not played in the major leagues since April 3, 2011,
got the start for the Indians and despite the overwhelming run support was
unable to pick up the win. He lasted 3 1/3 innings and allowed six runs on
seven hits and three walks.
Ronny Cedeno drove in three runs while Brandon Barnes had a two-run homer and
Brandon Laird hit a solo shot for the Astros.
Astros starter Philip Humber (0-4) was rocked, allowing eight runs and
registered just one out before being replaced by Dallas Keuchel.
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