ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit a go-ahead home run off Corey Kluber and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Monday night.
Garrett Richards (11-8) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings. Huston Street got the last three outs for his 26th save in 29 attempts, and his first since becoming the 27th member of the 300-save club on July 22.READ MORE: Adrian Gudino Wanted In Redondo Beach Murder Of 68-Year-Old Relative, Gloria Pressett
Gillaspie connected for a two-run drive in the sixth. The Angels added another run later in the inning for a 5-3 lead.
Kluber (6-12) gave up five runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings, and left with a 3.60 ERA this season.
Kluber faced a lineup missing slugger Albert Pujols, who got the night off after playing first base in all three interleague games at Dodger Stadium because the Angels weren’t able to use a designated hitter.
Yan Gomes hit a two-run homer for Cleveland in the first inning and center fielder Michael Bourn robbed Kole Calhoun of a home run in the bottom half.
Gillaspie, acquired by the Angels from the Chicago White Sox in a cash deal on July 24 after third baseman David Freese broke a finger, connected after a leadoff single by Erick Aybar. It was his fourth home run this season and first in seven games with his new club.
Four batters later, David DeJesus — one of three outfielders the Angels got at the trading deadline — chased Kluber with a two-out RBI single.
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Cleveland didn’t get another hit until Santana’s two-out single in the sixth, which ended a string of 14 straight batters retired by Richards.
Indians: Placed All-Star 2B and leadoff hitter Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list because of chronic inflammation in his right shoulder. He returned Cleveland to be examined by team doctors. … RF Lonnie Chisenhall left the game in the fourth inning because of a cervical strain.
Angels: RHP Jered Weaver, who hasn’t pitched for the club since June 20 because of inflammation in his left hip, is scheduled to make his second rehab start for Class A Inland Empire on Tuesday.
Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (11-8) is 7-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 10 road starts this season. Last Thursday at Oakland, he pitched a two-hitter and retired his final 16 batters in a 3-1 victory.
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