Apr 29, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (5) strikes out in the ninth inning as Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana (41) takes the pitch in front of umpire Adrian Johnson (80) at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
CLEVELAND (AP) - Derek Lowe pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians scored three runs on Angels errors to beat Los Angeles 4-0 Sunday.
Lowe (4-1) retired 12 batters on ground balls, including Albert Pujols three times. Pujols also struck out against reliever Chris Perez, extending his career-long homerless streak to 117 at-bats.
Ervin Santana (0-5), in his first start against Cleveland since throwing a no-hitter at Progressive Field last July 27, allowed two unearned runs over seven innings. The runs scored when nine-time Gold Glove outfielder Torii Hunter lost a routine two-out fly ball in the sun for an error in the fifth.
Los Angeles has totaled only 11 runs while losing six of seven.
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