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Indians score 19, rout Astros

10:10 PM, Apr 20, 2013   |    comments
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Houston, TX -- 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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