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MLB: Cleveland 9, Los Angeles Angels 5

July 4, 2012 at 12:19 AM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, July 4 (UPI) -- Michael Brantley drove in go-ahead tally Tuesday and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a rain-delayed 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

The Indians built an early 4-0 lead but then surrendered it when the Angels pounded out five runs in the top of the fifth, highlighted by Mike Trout's three-run homer and a solo blast by Albert Pujols.

The Tribe rebounded in the next half-inning against Angels starter Dan Haren (6-8).

Shin-Soo Choo led off with a double and, after Jason Kipnis was intentionally walked, scored the tying run when Jose Lopez laced a pitch down the left-field line for a two-bagger, chasing Haren.

Hisanori Takahashi relieved and Kipnis came home with the decisive run on Brantley's fielder's choice. The Cleveland center fielder finished with a pair of RBI as the Indians evened their three-game set against the Angels.

The game was delayed twice by rain in the ninth inning.

Zach McAllister (3-1) claimed the victory despite allowing five runs (three earned) on eight hits in a six-inning performance.

Haren ended up yielding seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over 4 1/3 frames.

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