Fielder's first grand slam ever lifts Brewers over Indians, 14-12
A team that hadn't hit for a couple of weeks couldn't stop hitting. Refusing to cave after falling down by five runs in the sixth inning, the visiting Milwaukee Brewers roared from behind to overcome the Cleveland Indians, 14-12, in an interleague slugfest last night.
A team that hadn't hit for a couple of weeks couldn't stop hitting.
Refusing to cave after falling down by five runs in the sixth inning, the visiting Milwaukee Brewers roared from behind to overcome the Cleveland Indians, 14-12, in an interleague slugfest last night.
As they have done so often for the Brewers, first baseman Prince Fielder and leftfielder Ryan Braun led the way, combining for 11 runs batted in. Fielder knocked in a career-high six runs, including his first career grand slam to highlight a six-run rally in the eighth inning.
"It was cool, a good feeling. I'm happy we came out on top," Fielder said.
Braun smacked a homer, triple and single, drew a walk, scored four times and drove in five runs.
Victor Martinez drove in four runs for the Indians.
* Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jason Isringhausen will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his surgically repaired right elbow while throwing a pitch Saturday. He missed part of last season with the Cardinals after Tommy John surgery.
* Grady Sizemore's ailing left elbow has improved enough to where the All-Star centerfielder could be back in the Cleveland Indians' lineup in 7 to 10 days.
An MRI exam on the All-Star centerfielder's ailing left elbow revealed much of the inflammation that's hampered him since spring training has subsided. Arthroscopic surgery was an option.
* Angels righthander Kelvim Escobar, who missed last season with a torn labrum and already spent a stint on the 60-day DL this year because of his troublesome shoulder, will go back to the DL.
* Yankees reliever Damaso Marte (shoulder tendinitis) will resume his throwing program at the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.
* Hal Woodeshick, who pitched for the expansion Colt .45s during an 11-year career, died at age 76 in Houston. He also played for Detroit, Cleveland, Washington and St. Louis. *