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Behind four HRs, Angels top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Erick Aybar and Bobby Abreu hit back-to-back homers, John Lackey ended a four-start winless stretch and the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 9-7 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.

Aybar hit a two-run homer before Abreu connected in the Angels' seven-run fourth. Robb Quinlan singled in two runs, Mike Napoli added an RBI double and Lackey even singled in a run for his first major league hit and RBI.

Juan Rivera and Sean Rodriguez also went deep for Los Angeles.

Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth to go with an earlier solo shot, his first career multihomer game. Brian Fuentes then entered and got pinch-hitter Rich Aurilia on a flyout for his 17th save in 20 chances.

The teams combined for seven homers and 31 hits.

Lackey (2-2) struck out a season-high 10 and won for the first time since May 18 against Seattle. He was coming off a 9-5 loss at Tampa Bay last Wednesday in which he was tagged for a season-high nine runs and 11 hits.

The Angels, who had lost four of five in San Francisco, have 13 home runs in their last four games and improved to 6-1 in interleague play.

Lackey was booed when he was announced before the game. He was the Game 7 starter for the wild-card Angels when they beat the Giants in the 2002 World Series for the franchise's first championship.

Angels center fielder Torii Hunter left after bruising his ribs when he crashed into the wall trying to catch a double by Bengie Molina in the fourth inning. X-rays on his right rib cage were normal.

He was to be re-evaluated Tuesday to determine when he could play again.

Brewers 14, Indians 12

At Cleveland, Prince Fielder hit a go-ahead grand slam in Milwaukee's six-run eighth inning and the Brewers rallied to beat Cleveland.

Fielder finished with a career-high six RBIs for the NL Central-leading Brewers, who won for just the second time in their last eight games. Ryan Braun homered and drove in five runs.

Todd Coffey (2-1) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings to pick up the win and Trevor Hoffman got three outs for his 16th save.