Indians Fall in Game 1 of Series Against Blue Jays

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CLEVELAND– The Toronto Blue Jays came from behind to beat the Indians, 3-2, on Friday night at Progressive Field.

The Indians fell behind, 1-0, in the top of the fourth inning when Brett Lawrie poked an infield single, allowing Colby Rasmus to score.

Carlos Santana gave the home team the lead in the bottom of the 6th when he ripped a two-run homer to right. The 2-1 lead did not stand up.

In the top of the 7th inning, Justin Masterson exited the game, having thrown 6 and one thirds innings. He left with a man on base and one out. The bullpen did not hold the lead.

Munenori Kawasaki singled through the middle, which scored Ryan Goins. Edwin Encarnacion singled on a liner to center field and the Jays had the lead 3-2 when Melky Cabrera scored.

The Indian bats could not answer. They had bases loaded with two outs in the ninth, but Michael Brantley lashed a grounder to first for the final out.

Toronto took game one of the series. The next game is Saturday at noon.

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