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Indians chase Wang in big victory

AP , NEW YORK

New York Yankees starting pitcher Wang Chien-ming gets the ball back in the second inning during their MLB game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in New York on Saturday.

PHOTO: REUTERS

The Cleveland Indians set the bar for Yankee Stadium’s new record book on Saturday, scoring 14 runs in the second inning of a 22-4 victory over New York.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam and an RBI single in the second as the Indians chased struggling starter Wang Chien-ming (0-3) and set several marks that could stand for a while at New York’s swanky new home.

Mark DeRosa and Shin Soo-choo each hit a three-run homer, Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore and Victor Martinez had solo shots and manager Eric Wedge earned his 500th victory.

It was the most runs for the Indians since they beat New York 22-0 on Aug. 31, 2004, at the old Yankee Stadium. The 22 runs also tied the Yankees’ record for most allowed in a home game.

Fausto Carmona (1-2) was the beneficiary of the Indians’ big day at the plate, working six innings in his first victory of the season. He allowed four runs and six hits.

Home plate umpire Ed Hickox was taken to a hospital for observation after he was struck on his helmet by a foul ball during the game.

Cleveland’s Ben Francisco fouled one back with two outs in the sixth inning, getting Hickox square in the middle of his helmet.

Catcher Jose Molina quickly spun around after the umpire was hit and wrapped his arms around him as he drifted toward the third base line.

Hickox left the field for a moment and returned with a Yankees catcher’s mask on. But second base umpire Tom Hallion replaced him behind the plate in the eighth.

A spokesman for the Yankees said he didn’t know if Hickox would spend the night at the hospital.

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