American League Game Summary - Toronto at Cleveland
(Saturday, April 7th)
Final Score: Toronto 7, Cleveland 4 (12 innings)
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Following the longest Opening Day game in
history on Thursday, Toronto and Cleveland were at it again on Saturday.
Thursday's 16-inning affair was won by the Blue Jays and they did it again
with a 7-4 win in 12 innings on Saturday courtesy of a two-run double from
Edwin Encarnacion led off the 12th with a double off the wall in left off Tony
Sipp (0-1) and Brett Lawrie followed with a single. Davis then doubled home
both runners and Colby Rasmus and Kelly Johnson each added an RBI single later
in the inning for a 7-3 lead.
Francisco Cordero gave up a one-out, RBI single to Travis Hafner in the bottom
of the 12th, but Lawrie made a diving stop at third on a hard hit ball by
Shelley Duncan to get a force out at second and Casey Kotchman grounded out
to second to end the game.
Johnson hit a solo home run and Lawrie went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run
scored for the Blue Jays, who got seven innings out of starter Brandon Morrow
that saw him give up three walks and two unearned runs on one hit. Casey
Janssen (1-0) got the win for pitching two perfect innings.
Jasson Kipnis hit a two-run home run and Asdrubal Cabrera added a solo shot
for the Indians. Ubaldo Jimenez carried a perfect game into the sixth and a
no-hitter into the seventh, but didn't factor in the decision as he gave up
two runs on one hit with three strikeouts over seven innings.
The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning when Cleveland took
advantage of an error.
With two outs, Kotchman hit a slow dribbler back towards the mound that J.P.
Arencibia fielded. His throw to first, though, was wild and Kotchamn reached
base. Kipnis then crushed a 3-2 fastball over the wall in right field for a
Not only was the no-hit bid broken up in the seventh, the hit also tied the
A two-out walk to Colby Rasmus in the sixth ruined the perfect game and
Johnson drew a leadoff walk in the seventh. After Jose Bautista flied out,
Adam Lind walked. Encarnacion followed with a pop out, but a wild pitch
advanced the runners a base. Lawrie then punched a single to center to tie the
Johnson gave the Blue Jays the lead in the top of the ninth with a leadoff
home run to center, but Cabrera answered in the bottom of the frame when he
drilled a high fastball into the right field stands to send the game to
This series will close on Sunday with Joel Carreno pitching for Toronto and
Derek Lowe taking the mound for Cleveland...Toronto has won five straight
against Cleveland...Jimenez was suspended for five games recently after
plunking Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki in the preseason. He appealed the
decision, but dropped his appeal after the game.
04/07 19:16:40 ET
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