PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles also went deep to back Corey Kluber, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-4 Wednesday.
Corey Kluber (3-2) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. He rebounded nicely after allowing eight runs in 4 2-3 innings against Detroit in his previous start.
A day after rookie Jonathan Pettibone held the Indians in check, Cole Hamels got roughed up by one of the league’s highest-scoring offenses. Cleveland had been in a slight funk, scoring just seven runs in its previous four games.
Hamels (1-6) allowed five runs and six hits in five innings. The three-time All-Star and 2008 World Series MVP has a 4.61 ERA, and the Phillies are 1-8 in his starts. Hamels had six straight quality starts before this one, with a 2.41 ERA in that span.
Jimmy Rollins drove in three runs for Philadelphia, which ended a three-game winning streak.
The surprising Indians have won 12 of 16 and are 22-17 under first-year manager Terry Francona.
Mark Reynolds hit a two-run double with two outs in the third to give the Indians the lead. Kipnis doubled and Asdrubal Cabrera walked before Reynolds hit a drive to left to knock them in.
John Mayberry Jr. singled in the third, advanced on a sacrifice and scored when Rollins lined a two-out single to right to cut it to 2-1.
Rollins delivered another clutch two-out hit in the fifth. After singles by Carlos Ruiz and Mayberry, he ripped a two-run double to right to cut the deficit to 5-3.
Aviles lined a homer to left in the fourth for a 3-1 lead.
Swisher connected in the fifth, driving a 2-0 pitch a few feet inside the left-field foul pole to make it 5-1.
Cabrera hit a two-run single with two outs in the sixth off Jeremy Horst to extend Cleveland’s lead to 7-3.
Kipnis took Raul Valdes out to right in the eighth.
The Phillies are 12-4 when Pettibone, Kyle Kendrick or John Lannan start. They’re 7-17 in games started by the $64.5 million trio of Hamels, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.
NOTES: The Phillies signed three-time All-Star Carlos Zambrano to a minor league deal. He’ll report to extended spring training this week. … The Indians won three of four interleague meetings this season against the Phillies, outscoring them 32-12. … Halladay was scheduled for shoulder surgery in California. He hopes to return to Philadelphia’s rotation this year. … Two of Swisher’s six homers are off lefties. … The Phillies have their second off day this week on Thursday. … The Indians open a four-game series against Seattle on Friday.