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Lou Marson's 'Slam', Justin Masterson's Strong Start Lift Tribe Over Angels

Justin Masterson turned in seven solid innings to continue a strong stretch of starts for the Indians, and Lou Marson's first career grand slam propelled the Tribe to its second straight victory over the Angels, as Cleveland defeated Los Angeles 6-1 last night in Anaheim.

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After Travis Hafner gave the Indians a one-run lead with a homer leading off the sixth, Marson connected later in the inning to complete a five-run outburst, and Masterson, Justin Germano and Rafael Perez made it stand up.

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With the victory the Tribe crept to within a half-game of Kansas City for fourth place in the Central Division, while the Angels failed to gain ground on the slumping division-leading Texas Rangers in the West. Los Angeles remains nine-and-a-half games being the Rangers.

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Here is a complete recap of last night's game. The series with the Angels wraps up this evening with Josh Tomlin trying to give the Indians the sweep and to complete the west coast trip at 5-2.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.