Francisco's 4 RBIs Power Tribe Past Rays

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ben Francisco homered and drove in four runs for Cleveland and the Indians earned their first three-game winning streak of the season by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 12-7 Wednesday night.

Francisco extended his success against Andy Sonnanstine (3-5) with a three-run homer and RBI single as Cleveland overcame a 5-0 deficit. On Monday night, the Indians came back from 10-0, beating the Rays with a seven-run ninth inning, 11-10.

Greg Aquino (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win - Cleveland's sixth in eight games. It was the right-hander's first win since June 19, 2006, for Arizona. Luis Vizcaino worked three scoreless innings for his first save since Sept. 29, 2004, for Milwaukee.

The Rays lost their fourth straight for the first time this season and have dropped 16 in a row in Cleveland since a 1-0 win on Sept. 29, 2005.


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