Offense wakes up

For one night, anyway, the Indians lineup was unstoppable, hitting for the cycle as a team in the first inning Tuesday night and pounding the Angels and rookie starter Ervin Santana 13-5 Tuesday night. Scott Elarton can thank the offense after allowing nine hits and three earned runs in 5.2 innings but still “earning” his first win of the season. Everyone in the lineup pitched in tonight, with Josh Bard being the only starter without a hit. Travis Hafner and Ronnie Belliard each had three hits and two RBI while Hafner, Ben Broussard and Jhonny Peralta all hit home runs.

And don’t look now, but Aaron Boone may actually be heating up, notching two hits and two RBI with a stolen base. A modest three-game hitting streak may not look like much on paper but when you’re hitting .158, any kind of hitting streak is encouraging.

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