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Reyes turned in the longest outing this season by a Cleveland starter and the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Sunday to earn their first victory of the season.
"It was a great team win and we certainly needed it," third baseman Mark DeRosa said.
The Washington Nationals are the majors' only remaining winless team at 0-6.
"I was glad to get this one," manager Eric Wedge said as his players packed their bags for a seven-game trip to Kansas City and New York. The Indians will play in the opening game at the new Yankee Stadium on Thursday.
Wood, who agreed to a $20.5 million, two-year contract in December, acknowledged having a rush of adrenaline as he warmed up in the eighth while Cleveland tacked on three runs -- two on Hafner's third homer in three days.
"Whether you've been in the game 10 years or it's your first time, you feel a little nervous," Wood said. "This game meant a lot because you don't want to fall too far back."
"He was outstanding," Wedge said. "Then you saw what Kerry can do."
Blue Jays starter David Purcey (0-1) struck out 10 over 4 2/3 innings. The left-hander also walked six and allowed four earned runs and four hits. Toronto pitchers walked 10 overall.
"Way too many walks," manager Cito Gaston said. "But with all those walks, we were still in the game. One more base hit or a flyball, who knows what might happen?"
Purcey said he had difficulty gripping the ball, not because of temperatures in the low 40s, but due to the dry conditions.
"I was just throwing them up there," he said. "I didn't have much of a feel for my fastball. End result, I wasn't ready to go. I didn't prepare myself and I wasn't ready to throw strikes."
Reyes (1-0) cooled off a Blue Jays lineup that had scored a major league-high 42 runs in winning five of their first six games. Toronto managed only four runs and three hits against the right-hander.
"He's a pitcher," Wells said. "He's going to hit his spots and change speeds. He did enough to keep us off balance."
Cleveland starters were 0-4 with a 13.28 ERA during the team's losing streak. The Indians' previous long outing by a starter was five innings, by Cliff Lee in each of his two starts and Fausto Carmona once.
Crowe's first career hit gave the Indians a 5-1 lead in the fifth inning but Rios hit an RBI triple in the sixth and scored on Wells' first homer of the season to get the Blue Jays within one.
Grady Sizemore got Cleveland's offense off to a fast start. He walked in the first inning then stole second as DeRosa struck out. He went to third on Purcey's wild pitch and scored after catcher Rod Barajas threw wildly to third.
Sizemore walked again to open the third. DeRosa then hit the first pitch over the wall in left for a 3-0 lead.
|Travis Hafner watches as his third home run in three games clears the fence in Cleveland. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Marco Scutaro, SS||3||1||0||0||1||1||2||.385|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||1||3||.300|
|Alex Rios, RF||3||1||1||1||1||0||1||.240|
|Vernon Wells, CF||4||1||2||2||0||0||2||.321|
|Adam Lind, DH||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.400|
|Scott Rolen, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.348|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||2||0||0||0||2||2||0||.176|
|Rod Barajas, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.118|
|John McDonald, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Michael Barrett, C||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.111|
|Travis Snider, LF||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|2B - Aaron Hill (3, An. Reyes)|
|3B - Alex Rios (1, An. Reyes)|
|HR - Vernon Wells (1, An. Reyes)|
|SH - Travis Snider (1)|
|RBI - Alex Rios (6), Vernon Wells 2 (3)|
|SB - Alex Rios (1, 2nd base off An. Reyes/Martinez)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Scutaro-Hill-Overbay|
|E - Rod Barajas (1, Throwing)|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|David Purcey (L,0-1)||4.2||4||5||4||6||10||1||4.63|
|IBB - Garko by David Purcey|
|WP - David Purcey (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - David Purcey 113-66, Shawn Camp 29-17, Jesse Carlson 32-21, Brandon League 32-16|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shawn Camp 2-0, Jesse Carlson 2-2, Brandon League 2-0|
|Batters Faced - David Purcey 24, Shawn Camp 6, Jesse Carlson 7, Brandon League 6|
|Grady Sizemore, CF||3||2||0||0||2||1||1||.200|
|Mark DeRosa, 3B||4||1||1||2||1||2||0||.115|
|Victor Martinez, C||3||1||1||0||2||1||0||.320|
|Travis Hafner, DH||4||1||1||2||1||3||1||.300|
|Jhonny Peralta, SS||5||2||3||0||0||1||4||.333|
|Shin-Soo Choo, RF||3||1||2||1||2||0||3||.353|
|Ryan Garko, 1B||3||0||0||0||2||0||2||.300|
|Trevor Crowe, LF||4||0||1||2||0||2||4||.111|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.158|
|2B - Jhonny Peralta (2, League), Shin-Soo Choo (1, Purcey), Trevor Crowe (1, Camp)|
|HR - Mark DeRosa (1, Purcey), Travis Hafner (3, League)|
|RBI - Mark DeRosa 2 (5), Travis Hafner 2 (6), Shin-Soo Choo (2), Trevor Crowe 2 (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Trevor Crowe 2 (2)|
|SB - Grady Sizemore (2, 2nd base off Purcey/Barajas), Shin-Soo Choo (1, 2nd base off Purcey/Barajas)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - A. Cabrera-Peralta-Garko|
|Anthony Reyes (W,1-0)||6||3||4||4||3||2||1||6.00|
|Rafael Perez (H,1)||0.1||1||0||0||1||0||0||14.73|
|Jensen Lewis (H,1)||1.2||1||0||0||0||1||0||4.91|
|WP - Anthony Reyes 2 (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Anthony Reyes 96-53, Rafael Perez 12-6, Jensen Lewis 15-9, Kerry Wood 13-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anthony Reyes 7-9, Rafael Perez 1-0, Jensen Lewis 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Anthony Reyes 24, Rafael Perez 3, Jensen Lewis 5, Kerry Wood 3|
|Attendance - 14216|
|Game Time - 3:20|
|Temperature - 43|
|Umpires - Home - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Randy Marsh|