LOS ANGELES -- Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run double with two out in the 10th inning after the Cleveland bullpen blew a four-run lead for Cliff Lee, and the Indians beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Friday night in their first regular-season meeting at Chavez Ravine.
Cleveland loaded the bases with none out against closer Takashi Saito (3-3). The Dodgers pulled the infield in, and Franklin Gutierrez grounded into a rare 6-2-5 double play started by shortstop Angel Berroa. But Peralta drove an 0-1 pitch over the head of right fielder Andre Ethier, who fell down on the play as Jamey Carroll and Ben Francisco scored.
Joe Borowski (1-2) was credited with the win blowing a two-run lead in the ninth. Masahide Kobayashi got three outs for his fourth save in six chances.
Borowski, who led the AL with 45 saves last season despite a 5.07 ERA, gave up a single to Berroa and a double by Russell Martin to open the ninth. One out later, Juan Pierre drove in Berroa with a grounder off Borowski's right ankle. Pierre stole second while catcher Kelly Shoppach kept an eye on Martin at third, and Matt Kemp was walked intentionally.
Jeff Kent delivered the tying run with a groundout to shortstop and saddled Borowski with his third blown save in eight attempts. But Andy LaRoche flied out to center after an intentional walk to James Loney re-loaded the bases.
Lee, looking to become the AL's first 11-game winner, was charged with a run and six hits over 7 1/3 innings and stranded four runners at third base as he lowered his league-leading ERA to 2.45. The left-hander departed after giving up a one-out single to Kemp in the eighth.
Kemp came all the way around to score when Jeff Kent greeted Rafael Betancourt with a double that grazed the glove of center fielder Grady Sizemore as he sprinted back and attempted a diving catch. Rafael Perez came on and gave up an RBI single by Loney that scored Kent.
The Indians snapped a seven-game road losing streak against NL clubs and have now beaten all 30 teams in the regular season.
The Dodgers came in with the worst team batting average in interleague games since the format was introduced in 1997 (.255). They have lost 39 of 55 games against AL teams since 2005.
Clayton Kershaw was charged with four runs and four hits over five-plus innings in his sixth major league start. He struck out five and walked three. The 20-year-old lefty selected seventh overall in the 2006 draft, was lifted after walking his first two batters in the sixth.
Scott Proctor relieved Kershaw, and struck out his first two batters before giving up an RBI single to Jhonny Peralta that extended Cleveland's margin to 4-0. One inning later, Dodgers rookie Ramon Troncoso escaped his own bases-loaded jam by striking out Ryan Garko.
Shoppach, getting a chance to catch regularly with Victor Martinez on the disabled list, drove a the left field pavilion in the third inning for his fifth home run and a 2-0 lead. Four of Shoppach's last eight hits have been homers.
Shin-soo Choo walked in the fourth inning and scored all the way from first on a double to left-center by Blake, who was subsequently erased in a rundown after failing to pick up third base coach Joel Skinner's stop sign.
The only other time the Dodgers and Indians have met during the regular season was June 13-15, 2003, when Los Angeles swept the three-game series.
These storied franchises also faced each other in the 1920 World Series, when the Dodgers were known as Brooklyn Robins. The Indians beat Brooklyn five games to two in that Fall Classic, in which Cleveland second baseman Bill Wambsganss pulled off the only unassisted triple play in World Series history.