4:05 PM ET, April 10, 2009
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Blue Jays overwhelm Indians in eighth as Cleveland wastes three-run rally
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians waited through nearly four hours of rain to resume their soggy home opener.Their first win is still being delayed.
• The Blue Jays pounded out 17 hits, their most since Sept. 4, as they improved to 4-1.
• Toronto has won four of five to open a season for the first time since 2001.
• Adam Lind collected three hits, including his third home run of the season and drove in four runs. Lind had two games of four or more RBIs in 195 career games entering 2005. This year, he has had two in five games.
• The Indians dropped to 0-4, their worst start since losing their first five games of the 1985 season. Cleveland is the only winless team in the American League.
• The game was delayed in the fifth inning for 3:49 due to inclement weather.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Wedge wishes baseball would consider putting nets along the baselines in all ballparks for safety. "Someone is going to get killed with the broken bats and foul balls," he said. "It's an accident waiting to happen." ... The Indians will skip No. 5 starter Anthony Reyes on Saturday so Lee can face Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay in a matchup of Cy Young Award winners. "Too bad it didn't happen for opening day," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said. ... As a kid, Wedge had posters of catching greats Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk and Thurman Munson on his bedroom wall. "My brother had the one of Farrah Fawcett," he said. ... The delay was the longest in Toronto history.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 4-4 (as of Fri 4/10)|
|» Fri 4/10||TOR 13, @CLE 7||Box Score|
|Sat 4/11||TOR 5, @CLE 4||Recap|
|Sun 4/12||@CLE 8, TOR 4||Recap|
|Mon 5/4||CLE 9, @TOR 7||Recap|
|Tue 5/5||@TOR 10, CLE 6||Recap|
|Tue 7/21||CLE 2, @TOR 1||Recap|
|Wed 7/22||@TOR 10, CLE 6||Recap|
|Thu 7/23||CLE 5, @TOR 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Blue Jays | Indians|
|1st||T Hafner doubled to deep right, M DeRosa and V Martinez scored.||0||2|
|3rd||T Hafner homered to right.||0||3|
|4th||A Lind homered to left, V Wells scored.||2||3|
|4th||K Millar singled to deep right, S Rolen scored, K Millar out stretching at second.||3||3|
|5th||M Scutaro homered to left.||4||3|
|6th||K Millar grounded into double play, third to second to first, A Lind scored, S Rolen out at second.||5||3|
|6th||S Choo homered to right center.||5||4|
|7th||A Rios singled to shallow center, M Scutaro and A Hill scored.||7||4|
|7th||V Martinez homered to left, G Sizemore scored.||7||6|
|7th||B Francisco hit by pitch, J Peralta scored, S Choo to third, R Garko to second.||7||7|
|8th||M Scutaro singled to right, S Rolen scored, J McDonald to third, M Barrett to second, J McDonald scored on error by right fielder S Choo.||9||7|
|8th||A Rios doubled to left, M Barrett and M Scutaro scored.||11||7|
|8th||A Lind doubled to deep left, A Rios and V Wells scored.||13||7|
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|Stadium||Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH|
|Attendance||42,473 (100.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||45 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Randy Marsh, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Mike Winters|