Light hitting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera needed only 10 games to surmount his 2010 home run total. His first inning bash, his fourth of the season, three of which has come in the first inning, kept the splash of big hits going. Then Matt LaPorta got a hold of a Tyler Chatwood pitch down and away that went into the seats in right field for a three run homer. Orlando Cabrera began the assembly by singling to center, then Austin Kearns doubled to right center; a well hit ball that was nearly caught by outfielder Peter Bourjos.
The Indians as a team now have 13 home runs in its first 10 games.
Starting right hander Mitch Talbot walked the ever selective Angels DH Bobby Abreu in the first, but set the Angles down easily in the bottom half of the first. Talbot sat down second basemen Howie Kendrick on strikes.