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Weaver still unbeaten as Angels defeat Devil Rays


American League

Mike Napoli and Kendry Morales homered to back the pitching of Jered Weaver as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-2 on Wednesday.

Weaver (3-0) remained unbeaten in three major league starts, allowing two runs and four hits in six innings, including solo home runs to Carl Crawford and Julio Lugo. The 23-year-old struck out four and walked none.

Napoli hit a three-run homer off Seth McClung (2-8) in the fourth inning and Morales added a solo drive for a 5-1 lead in the sixth. Orlando Cabrera and Garret Anderson also drove in runs for the Angels.

Indians 11, Athletics 2

At Cleveland, Paul Byrd won for the first time in more than a month, Victor Martinez had four RBIs and Aaron Boone hit a three-run homer, sending Cleveland over Oakland.

In other AL games it was: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 3; White Sox 4, Tigers 3; Rangers 4, Royals 2; and Mariners 10, Twins 9, 11 innings.

National League

Yorvit Torrealba hit a grand slam and had one of Colorado's major league record-tying five sacrifice flies in the Rockies' 16-9 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

The five sacrifice flies tied the record for a nine-inning game set by the Seattle Mariners against Oakland in August 1988.

Torrealba's five RBIs tied a career high. His second career grand slam came off Oliver Perez (2-7) in the second inning and gave the Rockies a 9-2 lead.

Jamey Carroll also was 4-for-6 with a triple, double and two singles for the Rockies, tying his career high for hits for the second straight game. Scott Dohmann (1-0) earned his first win since Sept. 4, allowing one hit in 2 1-3 shutout innings.

In other NL games it was: Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 3; Marlins 8, Giants 1; Astros 1, Cubs 0; and Nationals 5, Braves 2.

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