CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians scored six runs in the final two innings to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubles program.
In Game 1, Teoscar Hernandez and Rowdy Tellez hit a home run in the fourth inning at Aaron Civale’s expense to give the Blue Jays a 4-1 win.
The Blue Jays led 4-0 with four runs in the fourth inning in the second, but the Indians tied with four runs in the bottom of the sixth.
A Marcus Semien early in the seventh single against Emanuel Clase (3-2) gave the Blue Jays a 5-4 lead, but Tyler Chatwood (0-2) conceded back-to-back walks to Yu Chang, Bradley Zimmer, Cesar Hernandez and Eddie Rosario to allow the Indians to tie the game again.
“For us to be good, Tyler has to do the job,” said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. He must be the reliever he once was. You have to give him the chance to pull himself together and get the job done. He just didn’t. They’re two bad outings in a row for him. He was our best reliever in the first two months and he needs to come back to that level. «
Anthony Castro substituted at the Chatwood mound, 25 of 32 shots of which were balls, then José Ramirez hit a sacrifice ball that pushed Zimmer to home plate for the victory point.
« The players realized he was having trouble throwing holds so they shrunk their strike zone, » said coach DeMarlo Hale, who replaced manager Terry Francona, who attended his youngest daughter’s wedding. . It’s part of understanding the game. ”
“I was looking to put the ball in play,” Ramirez said. We were lucky that something positive happened. «
Steven Matz allowed four runs – including two earned – and four hits in five innings for the Blue Jays. Sam Hentges allowed four runs and four hits in two and a third innings.
This was an unusual series at Progressive Field. Both teams played despite constant rain and high winds on Friday, but this match was stopped and formalized in the seventh inning. The Indians postponed the game this Saturday due to strong gusts.
The Blue Jays won the first game of the series 11-2 on Friday.
In Game 1 on Sunday, two solo homers from Tellez and Hernandez pushed the Blue Jays’ lead to 3-0.
Ross Stripling (1-3) limited the Indians to one run and two hits in five innings of work. Jordan Romano allowed a single in the seventh inning but closed the books for a third save this season.
Josh Naylor slammed a long ball for the Indians in the fifth inning.
ContentId (3.1389923): MLB: Blue Jays 5 – Indians 6 (2nd game)
The Indians will play another doubles program on Monday, against the Chicago White Sox. The Blue Jays had just played a doubles program against the New York Yankees on Thursday.
Civale was pulled out of the game after the Blue Jays’ first two hitters in the sixth inning hit the trails. The right-hander allowed four runs and 10 hits.
Hernandez started the fourth inning by catapulting the first shot into the stands for his eighth home run of the campaign. Tellez hit his third four-goal hit, two batters later. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added a sacrifice in the seventh.
Weather conditions were better on Sunday, but the Indians struggled defensively in the third inning. Joe Panik hit a candle in center field, but the ball fell to the ground when shortstop Amed Rosario seemed to lose sight of it.
After a sacrifice and an infield hit, Bo Bichette hit a ball that should have been turned into a double play, but Rosario made a poor throw to first pad. Panik has crossed the plate.