Rookie Danny Salazar tantalized once again Tuesday night but he missed the real drama with another early exit.
Salazar struck out seven to give him 29 strikeouts in his first 23 big-league innings but he was long gone by the time the Indians beat the Angels 4-1 in 14 innings as Drew Stubbs hit a two-run homer to break a 1-1 tie. The Indians are an AL-best 9-2 in extra innings this season.
"That was just a real fun game to be a part of" said manager Terry Francona. "There wasn't much offense going on but both teams kept playing right until the end. We had some guys dig pretty deep."
Indians' pitchers spun a 13-inning shutout following J.B. Shuck's leadoff homer in the first inning. Salazar and eight relievers turned the trick. The win went to Carlos Carrasco (1-4) who pitched the final two innings.
The Angels who have lost 11 of their last 16 games stranded 11 runners in the last seven innings and 17 for the game.
Lonnie Chisenhall started the winning rally with a one-out single...