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Josh Barfield singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning as Cleveland erased two deficits and survived a blown save to hold off Toronto 9-7.
"I can't say enough about the position players and how they just kept fighting back," Cleveland manager Eric Wedge said. "You're not going to ever see any more fight in a ballclub than what you saw with our guys tonight."
Grady Sizemore capped the rally with a two-out, two-run double into the right-field corner.
"We've been playing really hard and a lot of things haven't really gone our way in the first couple of months," Cleveland's Ryan Garko said. "It's nice to finally have some balls fall in and get some results."
Rafael Betancourt (1-1) pitched two innings for the win.
Jensen Lewis came on after Rafael Perez gave up three hits in the bottom of the 12th, including an RBI single to Rod Barajas, and got his first save by striking out Aaron Hill with runners at first and third.
"We haven't caught too many breaks until this point and we finally did," Lewis said. "It took everybody to win this game and we'll just use this momentum going into tomorrow."
Cleveland's first extra-inning win of the season came after a wild ninth inning when both teams came within a strike of victory only to blow the save.
Toronto answered with two runs in the bottom half against Cleveland closer Kerry Wood. With two outs and runners at second and third, Jose Bautista sent it to extra innings by lining Wood's 2-2 pitch into left-center for a two-run single.
The Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead on Barajas' sacrifice fly in the second and Adam Lind's RBI double in the third.
Toronto left-hander Brian Tallet didn't give up a hit through the first six innings but was roughed up in the seventh. Garko ended the no-hit bid with a one-out single up the middle and Matt LaPorta followed with a two-run homer to right, tying the game at 2.
It was the first career hit for LaPorta, a former first-round draft pick by Milwaukee who was dealt to Cleveland in last year's trade for CC Sabathia. LaPorta was called up from Triple-A on Saturday and made his major league debut Sunday.
"It's always big to get that first [hit]," Wedge said. "Obviously, his was a little bigger."
Tallet gave up a bunt single to Ben Francisco, a double to Sizemore and an RBI fielder's choice by Cabrera, giving the Indians a 3-2 lead.
"You hate to lose [the no-hitter], you'd love to throw one, but that's not the goal," Tallet said. "The goal is to win the ballgame and we just didn't do it tonight."
Toronto reclaimed the lead in the bottom half on a two-out, two-run single by Wells, chasing Indians starter Fausto Carmona.
Carmona allowed four runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Tallet gave up three runs and five hits a career-high seven innings. He walked three and struck out five.
|Josh Barfield slides safely at home in the 12th, but not before he delivers the Indians' go-ahead run. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Grady Sizemore, CF||7||0||2||2||0||1||5||.243|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B-SS||7||1||2||2||0||1||1||.315|
|Victor Martinez, C||5||1||1||1||1||0||2||.379|
|Shin-Soo Choo, RF||4||0||1||1||1||0||2||.261|
|Mark DeRosa, 3B-1B||6||1||2||0||0||2||4||.241|
|Jhonny Peralta, SS-3B||5||0||0||0||1||1||2||.198|
|Ryan Garko, 1B||5||1||2||0||0||0||0||.302|
|Luis Valbuena, PR-2B||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.000|
|Matt LaPorta, LF||3||1||1||2||0||0||1||.143|
|a- Dave Dellucci, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.538|
|Josh Barfield, PR-LF||2||2||2||1||0||0||0||1.000|
|Ben Francisco, DH||5||1||1||0||0||0||6||.236|
|a-singled for LaPorta in the 9th|
|2B - Grady Sizemore 2 (8, Tallet, Camp), Victor Martinez (8, League), Mark DeRosa (6, Camp)|
|HR - Matt LaPorta (1, Tallet)|
|SH - Ben Francisco (3)|
|RBI - Grady Sizemore 2 (21), Asdrubal Cabrera 2 (13), Victor Martinez (14), Shin-Soo Choo (13), Matt LaPorta 2 (2), Josh Barfield (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Grady Sizemore 2 (5), Asdrubal Cabrera (7), Victor Martinez (4), Shin-Soo Choo (4)|
|SB - Shin-Soo Choo (6, 2nd base off League/Barajas)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|E - Mark DeRosa (5, Misplayed grounder)|
|Kerry Wood (BS,1)||1||2||2||2||1||1||0||7.20|
|Rafael Betancourt (W,1-1)||2||2||0||0||0||3||0||5.14|
|Rafael Perez (H,3)||0.1||3||1||1||0||0||0||13.94|
|Jensen Lewis (S,1)||0.2||0||0||0||0||1||0||5.40|
|HBP - Hill (by Fausto Carmona)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Fausto Carmona 96-64, Tony Sipp 16-10, Kerry Wood 23-12, Rafael Betancourt 34-25, Rafael Perez 13-8, Jensen Lewis 5-4|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Fausto Carmona 8-10, Rafael Betancourt 1-2, Rafael Perez 1-0, Jensen Lewis 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Fausto Carmona 31, Tony Sipp 5, Kerry Wood 6, Rafael Betancourt 8, Rafael Perez 4, Jensen Lewis 2|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Marco Scutaro, SS||6||2||1||0||1||1||2||.262|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||6||2||2||0||0||2||2||.360|
|Alex Rios, RF||6||1||2||0||0||1||0||.267|
|Vernon Wells, CF||6||0||2||2||0||2||6||.288|
|Adam Lind, LF||4||0||2||1||0||0||2||.318|
|Jose Bautista, PR-LF||2||0||1||2||0||1||1||.326|
|Scott Rolen, 3B||5||2||2||0||1||0||3||.312|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||6||0||1||0||0||1||5||.239|
|Rod Barajas, C||5||0||1||2||0||0||1||.333|
|Travis Snider, DH||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.219|
|a- Kevin Millar, PH-DH||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||.341|
|John McDonald, PR-DH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.200|
|a-struck out for Snider in the 8th|
|2B - Adam Lind (9, Carmona), Scott Rolen 2 (5, Carmona, R. Perez), Kevin Millar (5, Betancourt)|
|SF - Rod Barajas (2)|
|RBI - Vernon Wells 2 (18), Adam Lind (24), Jose Bautista 2 (4), Rod Barajas 2 (15)|
|2-OUT RBI - Vernon Wells 2 (9), Adam Lind (12), Jose Bautista 2 (2)|
|SB - Alex Rios (3, 2nd base off Wood/Martinez)|
|Team LOB - 13|
|DP - Scutaro-Hill-Overbay, Hill-Scutaro-Overbay|
|E - Aaron Hill (5, Throwing), Scott Rolen (4, Throwing)|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Brandon League (BS,2)||2||5||3||3||0||0||0||5.17|
|Shawn Camp (L,0-1)||2||4||3||3||1||0||0||4.85|
|HBP - Choo (by Brian Tallet)|
|WP - Brian Tallet (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brian Tallet 94-55, Brandon League 28-20, Jason Frasor 14-12, Bill Murphy 1-1, Shawn Camp 31-20|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brian Tallet 8-10, Brandon League 4-1, Shawn Camp 4-1|
|Batters Faced - Brian Tallet 31, Brandon League 10, Jason Frasor 4, Bill Murphy 1, Shawn Camp 10|
|Attendance - 15295|
|Game Time - 3:59|
|Temperature - 68|
|Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Angel Hernandez|