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American League Game Summary - Cleveland at Toronto



(Wednesday, April 3rd)

Final Score: Cleveland 3, Toronto 2 (11 innings)

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The expectations for the Toronto Blue Jays are sky high, but the Cleveland Indians were busy during the offseason too.

And one of those acquisitions came through with a moonshot in extra innings.

Mark Reynolds smacked a go-ahead solo home run in the 11th inning to lift the Indians to a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays in the middle test of a three-game set.

Sergio Santos (0-1) got ahead in the count 1-2, but Reynolds jumped on a shoulder-high fastball and deposited it into the third deck of left-center field.

Michael Brantley went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Tribe, who are 2-0 for the first time since 2008.

Joe Smith fired a 1-2-3 bottom half to notch the first save of his career, while Matt Albers (1-0) recorded the final out of the 10th to pick up the win.

Starter Ubaldo Jimenez set career worsts for losses and ERA a year ago after going 9-17 with a 5.40 ERA, but surrendered just a run on three hits and two walks over six solid frames. He fanned six.

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Jose Bautista sent the game into extras for Toronto after he lined a fastball over the wall in left off Chris Perez in the ninth.

"I was trying to run that in on his feet ... got too much of the plate and he got a good swing on it," Perez said.

The revamped Blue Jays lineup tallied just five hits.

"There's 160 more, we still feel good about our chances," Santos said.

Cleveland struck first with a run in the third after Michael Bourn led off the inning with a double and scored on Brantley's single four batters later through the hole on the left side.

The Jays, though, got the run back in the bottom half when Maicer Izturis, filling in for injured third baseman Brett Lawrie, cracked a solo shot to right.

Another run wasn't pushed across until Cleveland struck again in the eighth. A Nick Swisher walk and Brantley base hit off Darren Oliver put runners on first and second with none away.

Carlos Santana then grounded one to Izturis at third base and he stepped on third for one out, but one hopped his throw to first and Brantley scored to make it 2-1.

Game Notes

Cleveland was 24-12 in one-run games a year ago ... With a series sweep Thursday, the Tribe can start 3-0 for the first time since 1998 ... Cleveland was 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base ... Toronto starter Brandon Morrow allowed a run on six hits and a walk over six frames.

04/04 02:08:22 ET

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PHI 91
CHA 109
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PHI 91
CHA 109
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ORL 94
UTA 101
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CLE 95
BRK 91
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BOS 114
MIN 98
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DET 100
TOR 110
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MIA 103
WAS 105
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MEM 97
CHI 103
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SAN 119
POR 129
 
4th
DEN 99
LAC 98
 
2nd
LAL 42
OKC 42
 
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YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
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TULA 56
JST 49
 
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RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
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BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
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LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
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SCAR 68
CLEM 45
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CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
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MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
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GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
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ODU 60
MDES 43
 
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BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
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KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
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FAM 65
UNF 83
 
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NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
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DART 58
NILL 55
 
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MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
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UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
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STJ 53
GAELS 47
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ALA 69
STILL 49
 
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HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
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TENN 61
TENT 58
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WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
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MERC 67
COOK 46
 
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FLGC 83
FUR 78
 
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CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
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MTST 68
CHAT 58
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NDAK 78
DICKINSON 48
 
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LAMON 76
LSUALEX 71
 
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PRIN 77
LIP 55
 
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LAM 80
MLGN 53
 
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MINN 92
SEAT 57
 
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LOYC 73
SUTAH 57
 
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SELA 81
WINT 71
 
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SILL 52
NO 56
 
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MARQ 83
ALAAM 49
 
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TTU 72
ARKPB 51
 
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DEN 84
COLST 85
 
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CREI 75
TXPA 60
 
2nd
CAL 46
EWASH 44
 
2nd
UTST 47
IDST 38
 
1st
UTEP 5
ARZ 15
 
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NJD 3
TAM 2
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OTT 6
ANA 2
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DET 1
NYI 2
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WIN 2
BOS 1
3rd
CAL 1
DAL 2