Instant Replay: Indians 14, Phillies 2

Instant Replay: Indians 14, Phillies 2

April 30, 2013, 9:30 pm
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CLEVELAND -- Roy Halladay got shelled for the third time in six starts, giving up three of the seven homers the Phillies’ pitching staff allowed in a gruesome 14-2 loss to the Indians Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
This is only the fourth time in the last 97 years the Phillies have given up seven homers in a game.
Halladay (2-3) allowed three two-run homers, including two in the first inning for the first time in 383 career starts, and failed to get out of the fourth inning after allowing eight earned runs.
Carlos Santana and Mark Reynolds smacked two-run homers in the first, and Lonnie Chisenhall added another in the fourth against Halladay.
Ryan Raburn and Michael Brantley added two-run homers in the fifth off Chad Durbin, and Raburn and Drew Stubbs went back-to-back in the seventh off Raul Valdes.
The Indians' seven homers tied the third-most ever in interleague play. The Tigers hit eight in 2006 against the Cubs and the Rangers hit eight in 2005 against the Astros. The only other teams with seven in interleague play are the Angels with seven against the Expos in 2003 and the Twins with seven against the Brewers in 2001.
The Indians became the first team since the 2005 Rangers vs. the Angels to hit five two-run homers in a game.
The Indians’ 14 runs are the most the Phillies have allowed since a 15-13 loss to the Braves last May 2.
The Indians had hit just eight home runs in their first eight home games. They nearly doubled that Tuesday.
The Tribe pounded out 17 hits against four Phillies pitchers.
This was the first time Halladay has allowed eight or more earned runs in less than four innings since May 5, 2000, facing the Indians in Toronto. It only happened one other time, in 1999 for the Blue Jays vs. the Angels.
At the plate
Delmon Young hit a solo homer in the second in his first at-bat as a Phillie, and Chase Utley hit his fifth homer of the year, also a solo shot, in the sixth.
Young, activated earlier in the day, reached base his first three plate appearances. He also was hit by a pitch and singled.
Starting pitching report
Halladay allowed nine hits and eight runs, all earned, in just 3 2/3 innings.
It was the first time since he gave up eight runs to the Indians while with the Blue Jays on May 5, 2000 -- nearly 13 years ago -- that Halladay allowed eight or more earned runs in less than four innings. The only other time it happened was April 29, 1999, when he gave up 11 earned in 2 1/3 innings against the Angels.
Halladay, who allowed 12 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings in his first two starts this year, was coming off three consecutive strong outings, allowing just four earned runs in 21 innings vs. the Marlins, Cards and Pirates.
This is the first time he’s allowed seven or more earned runs twice in the same month since April 2007.
Halladay’s ERA ballooned from an already ungainly 5.08 up to 6.75, fourth-worst of 109 major-league pitchers this year.
Indians starter Zach McAllister went seven innings, allowing five hits and the two solo homers, winning his ninth major-league game.
Bullpen update
Durbin’s ERA shot up to 7.00 with four earned runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings. Valdes pitched the sixth and seventh, giving up two solo shots, and Phillipe Aumont pitched a scoreless eighth.
In the field
Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera made a terrific play to throw out Michael Young in the fourth. He charged in and to his left and barehanded a slow roller, firing to first just in time to get Young.
Where is everybody?
Announced attendance was 10,841. It looked like about half of that.

Up next
Cliff Lee (2-1, 3.03) faces right-hander Trevor Bauer at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. Pitching matchups for Miami: Kyle Kendrick vs. Alex Sanabia on Thursday, Jonathan Pettibone vs. Ricky Nolasco on Friday, Cole Hamels vs. Jose Fernandez on Saturday and Halladay vs. Kevin Slowey on Sunday afternoon.

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