Toronto Blue Jays shock Cleveland Indians with 10-8 triumph

Friday, April 5th, 2013 12:48:20 by

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Toronto Blue Jays had already lost the series but still their team seemed united on Thursday night at their own home-field in Toronto, Ontario at Rogers Centre as they hit hard the Cleveland Indians’ prominent aggressive offense and won the game in style by 10-8.


“I don’t care what level of baseball you’re at, that first (win) is the toughest one to get,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “Everybody wants to get off to a good start, and it’s tough to come by. I’ve always said that home runs win in this business and tonight’s a perfect example.”


Earlier in the three-match series, both games were won by the Indians while this game was just a formality for Indians as well as Blue Jays.


“We don’t think it’s a big deal,” said Gibbons, adding that Bautista will be re-evaluated before Friday’s game against Boston. “Hopefully tomorrow I’ll wake up great and I’ll be in the lineup and go beat the Red Sox.”


However, the Blue Jays did not think that it was a just an ordinary game for them, in-fact when they arrived in the ground, they seemed full of confidence and wanted to win the game to re-gain their lost composure.


“I think everyone has an idea of what this offense is capable of,” Arencibia said. “Two games don’t make your season and no one’s worried. Everyone knows what we have in this clubhouse. Defensively, Bonifacio saved that game for us today.”


The Blue Jays major power was their pitching in their particular game as their veteran starter Mark Buehrle started the play for them. He pitched over five innings’ spell and remained calm on the mound receiving just six runs, and seven hits along with two homers.


Though these are relatively not good stats for a pitcher like his stature, but still he pushed hard the Indians hitters and struck out four of their potential batters.


“The wind was blowing out, apparently,” Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle, who surrendered two solo homers, said jokingly, “Seven basehits, six extra-basehits, that’s not me”


On the other hand, the Indians starter Brett Myers in-fact their entire pitching lineup for this particular game failed to perform and hammered hard by the Blue Jays batters.


Myers started the game for the Indians and received seven hits and game seven runs on 12.60 ERA. He was also hammered with four home runs and allowed seven earned runs as well.


“I couldn’t get the ball down tonight, everything was up,” Myers said. “Everything I threw was belt high or mast high and when I tried to get the ball down, I’d bounce it.”


Relief pitcher Cody Allen pitched one inning and received two hits and allowed two runs on his 9.00 ERA while closer Matt Albers also disappointed hi team as he also allowed one run on his 3.86 ERA.

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