Toronto 7, Cleveland 4

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 48°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Tim Welke,
Attendance - 18842

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 7 8 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 2-0 0-0 2-0 W2
Cleveland 0-2 0-2 0-0 L2


BLUE JAYS 7, INDIANS 4 (12): Rajai Davis ripped a two-run double to ignite a four-run 12th inning and Brett Lawrie ended Ubaldo Jimenez's no-hit bid with a two-run single in the seventh, as visiting Toronto defeated Cleveland for the second time in extra frames.

Kelly Johnson belted a solo homer in the ninth and Casey Janssen (1-0) picked up the win after tossing two hitless innings for the Blue Jays, who posted a 7-4 triumph in 16 innings on Thursday in the teams' season opener.

Edwin Encarnacion led off the 12th inning with a double and advanced to third on Lawrie's third single of the day. Davis then deposited an offering from Tony Sipp (0-1) into right center to plate both runners before scoring on Colby Rasmus' single to shallow right field.

After retiring his first 17 batters, Jimenez issued a walk to Rasmus in the sixth. Although he got away unscathed, Jimenez was not as fortunate in the seventh. After he permitted two more walks and uncorked a wild pitch to put runners in scoring position, Jimenez yielded Lawrie's single which tied the game at 2-2.

Johnson gave Toronto a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning with a deep shot over the center-field wall, but Asdrubal Cabrera answered by depositing a high fastball from Sergio Santos into the seats in right.

Jason Kipnis belted a two-run homer in the fifth inning and Travis Hafner had an RBI single in the 12th for Cleveland.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prior to the contest, Indians manager Manny Acta announced that Jimenez would drop his appeal of his five-game suspension. Jimenez was facing the penalty from Major League Baseball after he plunked former Colorado teammate Troy Tulowitzki on the elbow during a spring-training game earlier in the week. ... According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time that teams began a season with consecutive games of 12 or more innings was 1969. Boston played Baltimore and Kansas City and Minnesota both accomplished the feat.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Cleveland
Brandon Morrow Player Ubaldo Jimenez
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 3
1 Hits 1
0.00 ERA 2.57
Toronto   Cleveland
Brett Lawrie Player Asdrubal Cabrera
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 8 1 13 .182 13 8 7 4 1 1
Cleveland 5 2 11 .125 8 5 4 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Indians have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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