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Barfield helps Indians pull out win over Jays in 12th

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TORONTO -- Held without a hit through the first six innings, the Cleveland Indians finished with 15 on Monday night and they needed all of them to beat the Toronto Blue Jays.

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.

 Jays lefties Ryan, Romero to begin rehab assignment

"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."

Mark DeRosa opened the 12th with a double to right off Shawn Camp (0-1). One out later, Luis Valbuena walked and Barfield followed with a single up the middle, scoring DeRosa.

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.

Leading 4-3 to begin the ninth, Toronto handed the ball to right-hander Brandon League because closer Scott Downs had pitched in three straight games.

Asdrubal Cabrera gave League his second blown save, tying it 4-all with a two-out, two-strike single. Victor Martinez followed with an RBI double and scored on a single by Shin-Soo Choo.

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.

Notes

  • Blue Jays LHP B.J. Ryan will head to Florida to began a minor league rehab assignment. Ryan, who has blown two saves in four chances, went on the DL on April 23 with muscle tightness in his back and shoulder.
  • Toronto LHP Ricky Romero (strained muscle in his right side) threw his second bullpen session in the past three days and will begin a rehab assignment in Florida this week.
  • Barajas has 12 RBI in his last 11 games.
 
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Josh Barfield slides safely at home in the 12th, but not before he delivers the Indians' go-ahead run.  (AP)
Josh Barfield slides safely at home in the 12th, but not before he delivers the Indians' go-ahead run. (AP)

Players of the Game
Toronto

V. Wells
AB 6
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Cleveland

G. Sizemore
AB 7
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Cleveland Indians
Grady Sizemore, CF7022015 .243
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B-SS7122011 .315
Victor Martinez, C5111102 .379
Shin-Soo Choo, RF4011102 .261
Mark DeRosa, 3B-1B6120024 .241
Jhonny Peralta, SS-3B5000112 .198
Ryan Garko, 1B5120000 .302
    Luis Valbuena, PR-2B0100100 .000
Matt LaPorta, LF3112001 .143
   a- Dave Dellucci, PH1010000 .538
    Josh Barfield, PR-LF22210001.000
Ben Francisco, DH5110006 .236
Totals50915945  
a-singled for LaPorta in the 9th
Batting
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
Fielding
E - Mark DeRosa (5, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
Fausto Carmona 6.2844130 6.11
Tony Sipp 1.1100020 0.00
Kerry Wood (BS,1) 1222110 7.20
Rafael Betancourt (W,1-1) 2200030 5.14
Rafael Perez (H,3) 0.1311000 13.94
Jensen Lewis (S,1) 0.2000010 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, SS6210112 .262
Aaron Hill, 2B6220022 .360
Alex Rios, RF6120010 .267
Vernon Wells, CF6022026 .288
Adam Lind, LF4021002 .318
    Jose Bautista, PR-LF2012011 .326
Scott Rolen, 3B5220103 .312
Lyle Overbay, 1B6010015 .239
Rod Barajas, C5012001 .333
Travis Snider, DH3000010 .219
   a- Kevin Millar, PH-DH2010010 .341
    John McDonald, PR-DH1010000 .200
Totals527167210  
a-struck out for Snider in the 8th
Batting
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
Fielding
DP - Scutaro-Hill-Overbay, Hill-Scutaro-Overbay
E - Aaron Hill (5, Throwing), Scott Rolen (4, Throwing)
Toronto Blue Jays
Brian Tallet 7433351 5.83
Brandon League (BS,2) 2533000 5.17
Jason Frasor 0.2200000 0.00
Bill Murphy 0.1000000 2.35
Shawn Camp (L,0-1) 2433100 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
Game Information
Attendance - 15295
Game Time - 3:59
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Angel Hernandez