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Blue Jays 11, Indians 7

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CLEVELAND -- Thursday night just wasn't on the minds of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Travis Snider drove in five runs and Rajai Davis knocked in four for Toronto and the Blue Jays bounced back from a day after a stunning loss to beat the Indians 11-7 on Friday night.

"The thing we've seen time and time again this season, is when we've had some adversity the day before we've put it behind us," Toronto manager John Farrell said. "We continue to battle and compete."

Jo-Jo Reyes (4-7) pitched 5 2/3 shaky innings for his first win in his last four starts. He gave up three unearned runs, eight hits and two walks without a strikeout as Cleveland left 12 men on base.

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Manager Manny Acta said the inability of Mitch Talbot (2-6) to throw first-pitch strikes was a key reason Cleveland couldn't build off its exciting 5-4 win a day earlier on Travis Hafner's walkoff grand slam.

"He really put us behind the 8-ball," Acta said. "The offense showed some life, but unfortunately it was too big a hole to dig out of it."

Davis had a two-run single in the second and RBI single in the fourth. Snider's two-run shot off Talbot in the sixth made it 7-2. He added a two-run double in the ninth against Vinnie Pestano.

Talbot may be replaced in the rotation if the Indians want to keep their AL Central lead, which dropped to a half-game over Detroit.

"He's scuffling right now, trying to be too fine," Acta said. "We're not going to overreact, but it has been 3 1/2 months. We are on top and have to do what is best for the team."

Talbot allowed 11 hits and eight runs over 5 1/3 innings. He is 0-5 in seven starts since winning in Toronto on May 31. The right-hander has been rocked for 27 runs in his last 24 2/3 innings, a 9.85 ERA.

"I need to be more 1-2 [in the count] than 2-1," he said. "I'm maybe trying to be too fine."

Talbot said he feels pressure to succeed.

"It is a given that when you are in the running and you're not doing the job they are probably going to replace you," he said.

Cleveland got within 9-6 in the eighth. Asdrubal Cabrera, named the AL starting shortstop for the All-Star game when Yankees star Derek Jeter pulled out of next Tuesday's game, hit the fourth consecutive single off Shawn Camp to make it 9-4.

Jason Frasor came on with the bases loaded to fan Hafner on four pitches, dropping the slugger to 0 for 7 lifetime against the reliever.

"That was a great spot to hit in," Hafner said, adding that he felt the energy from the crowd, which stood and cheered during his at-bat. "He just made some really good pitches."

Travis Buck, however, lined a two-run double before Frasor got two outs to leave runners on second and third. Cleveland went 6 for 22 with runners in scoring position overall.

Edwin Encarnacion had four hits for the Blue Jays, who won for the fourth time in 12 games.

Toronto took a 3-0 lead in the second. One run scored on a groundout by Snider. Talbot struck out J.P. Arencibia, then yielded a two-run single to Davis.

Cleveland made it 3-2 in the bottom half when third baseman Jose Bautista's throwing error opened the door. Jack Hannahan had an RBI single, the first of his three hits. Michael Brantley, who had four hits added an RBI groundout.

Davis had an RBI single and scored from first on Yunel Escobar's double in the fourth. In the sixth, Davis reached on a fielder's choice and stole second. He also stole third and scored when third baseman Hannahan couldn't handle the throw from catcher Lou Marson.

Cleveland got within 8-3 in the sixth when first baseman Adam Lind misplayed a sharp grounder down the line by Hafner, scoring Brantley from second. With runners on the corners, shortstop Escobar's fine play got the Blue Jays out of it. Buck, pinch-hitting for Shelley Duncan, poked a ball between third and short. Escobar backhanded it as he skidded to a stop, then made a strong throw to first to end the brief rally.

Davis had an RBI double in the eighth for his second four-RBI game this season, one off his career best.

Notes

Snider had five RBI on Sept. 13, 2008, at Boston. ... Cleveland recalled INF Luis Valbuena from Triple-A Columbus, where he hit .313 with 56 RBI in 77 games. ... RHP Zach McAllister, who made his major league debut Thursday, was sent back to Triple-A. ... The Indians hope to have 3B Lonnie Chisenhall back soon. The rookie sustained a broken nasal bone when hit by a pitch near his right cheek Thursday. Trainer Lonnie Soloff said Chisenhall should be available when swelling subsides around his right eye. ... Former Indians closer Michael Jackson, who had 94 saves for Cleveland in 1997-99, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

 
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Players of the Game
Toronto

T. Snider
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 5
Cleveland

M. Brantley
AB 6
R 2
H 4
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Yunel Escobar, SS5021002 .296
Eric Thames, RF5020003 .295
    Corey Patterson, RF0000000 .258
Jose Bautista, 3B3100222 .330
Adam Lind, 1B5110003 .300
Aaron Hill, 2B4100103 .242
Edwin Encarnacion, DH5440000 .259
Travis Snider, LF5235001 .229
J.P. Arencibia, C5010025 .216
Rajai Davis, CF4234001 .243
Totals4111161034  
Batting
2B - Yunel Escobar (14, Talbot), Edwin Encarnacion (19, Talbot), Travis Snider (9, Pestano), Rajai Davis (16, Herrmann)
HR - Travis Snider (2, Talbot)
RBI - Yunel Escobar (31), Travis Snider 5 (20), Rajai Davis 4 (23)
2-OUT RBI - Yunel Escobar (10), Travis Snider 2 (6), Rajai Davis 3 (14)
SB - Rajai Davis 2 (24, 2nd base off Durbin/Marson, off Durbin/Marson)
CS - Rajai Davis (9, 2nd base by Talbot/Marson)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Jose Bautista (4, Throwing), Adam Lind (3, Misplayed grounder)
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jo-Jo Reyes (W,4-7) 5.2830300 4.57
Octavio Dotel 1.1000010 3.51
Shawn Camp0433000 4.54
Jason Frasor (H,9) 1100010 3.25
Jon Rauch 1211020 4.21
Pitches-Strikes - Jo-Jo Reyes 107-65, Octavio Dotel 13-10, Shawn Camp 13-8, Jason Frasor 12-8, Jon Rauch 22-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jo-Jo Reyes 12-7, Octavio Dotel 1-2, Jason Frasor 1-1, Jon Rauch 1-0
Batters Faced - Jo-Jo Reyes 30, Octavio Dotel 4, Shawn Camp 4, Jason Frasor 4, Jon Rauch 5
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Michael Brantley, CF6242001 .272
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS4021212 .294
Travis Hafner, DH5000017 .335
Shelley Duncan, LF3010001 .240
   a- Travis Buck, PH-LF2012002 .256
Orlando Cabrera, 2B4000104 .252
Matt LaPorta, 1B5110013 .246
Austin Kearns, RF4110003 .211
   b- Grady Sizemore, PH1000010 .222
Jack Hannahan, 3B5131000 .224
Lou Marson, C4220001 .239
Totals43715634  
a-grounded out for Duncan in the 6th
b-struck out for Kearns in the 9th
Batting
2B - Travis Buck (9, Frasor), Matt LaPorta (12, Reyes), Jack Hannahan (12, Reyes)
SH - Lou Marson (2)
RBI - Michael Brantley 2 (35), Asdrubal Cabrera (51), Travis Buck 2 (15), Jack Hannahan (22)
2-OUT RBI - Michael Brantley (12)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Cabrera-LaPorta
E - Jack Hannahan (5, Missed catch of throw)
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mitch Talbot (L,2-6) 5.11188221 6.33
Chad Durbin 1.2100010 6.51
Frank Herrmann 1211000 4.18
Vinnie Pestano 1222110 3.06
Pitches-Strikes - Mitch Talbot 86-56, Chad Durbin 17-13, Frank Herrmann 16-11, Vinnie Pestano 16-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mitch Talbot 4-8, Chad Durbin 3-1
Batters Faced - Mitch Talbot 27, Chad Durbin 6, Frank Herrmann 5, Vinnie Pestano 6
Game Information
Attendance - 25835
Game Time - 3:19
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Dana DeMuth