CLEVELAND -- 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 scored 21 runs in two wins after being shut out 3-0 in the series opener.
The Associated Press