Posted July 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Derek Lowe won for the first time in more than a month and the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-3 Wednesday. Lowe (8-6) gave up three runs and 11 hits in six innings for his first win in six starts since June 1. The 39-year-old right-hander was 0-3 with a 7.71 ERA in five outings between victories. Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Ervin Santana (4-9) and Casey Kotchman had a three-run shot in a six-run second as Cleveland took a 9-1 lead. Johnny Damon had a season-high three of Cleveland's 14 hits. The Indians totaled 21 runs in two wins after being shut out 3-0 in the series opener. Brantley connected with two outs in the first for his second homer, following two-out walks to Jason Kipnis and Travis Hafner. The Angels loaded the bases with no outs in the second, but scored only once as third baseman Jack Hannahan helped Lowe get out of the jam. Lowe threw a called third strike past Erick Aybar before Maicer Izturis grounded in...
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