Thursday, May 3, 2007

Indians on a roll, sweep Toronto

The Indians are just seemingly unstoppable at the moment. Today they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5, sweeping the three game series. It didn't look good at first, with the Jays jumping out to an early 4-0 lead. But the Indians answered the early Blue Jay onslaught with 3 runs in the third inning to cut the Toronto lead to 4-3. In the forth a fight almost broke out when Barfield was tagged out trying to score, and got into an altercation with the catcher, who also began to argue with and shove Dellucci (who had been on deck at the time, and must have heard the choice words that started the problem). Both benches cleared, but nothing happened as the umps and coaches calmed everyone down before any ejections could happen. Then, in the fifth, the Tribe added 2 runs to take the lead on an RBI single by Martinez and an RBI triple by Garko. Toronto tied it at 5 in the sixth, and the score remained tied until the eighth, when Grady Sizemore hit a ground rule RBI double that scored the go ahead run, making the score 6-5. Joe Borrowski came on in the ninth to earn his 10th save, and the victory went to Fultz. Cliff Lee started the game after coming back from an injury.
The Indians are 17-8, and lead the Tigers by 2 games for first place in the Central Division. They finished this home stand 7-1 and have won 10 out of their last 11 games. The Indians winning percentage is now .680, which is currently the best record in baseball.

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