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Murphy, Chisenhall get 5 hits each, Indians rip Blue Jays

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TORONTO -- An impressive offensive display by the Cleveland Indians overshadowed another solid start from Corey Kluber.

David Murphy had five hits and five RBIs, Lonnie Chisenhall had five hits and an RBI and the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 15-4 on Wednesday night.

"One of those games you love to be a part of," Murphy said.

Kluber pitched seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season, and Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes homered as the Indians set season-highs with 22 hits and 15 runs in winning for the sixth time in eight games.

"From top to bottom, we either took walks or got hits," Indians manager Terry Francona said." Just a good night all the way around."

Kluber (4-3) allowed two runs and four hits, walked one and struck out nine. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his past five starts, with 47 strikeouts over 34 1-3 innings.

"I'm more and more impressed with him each time he goes out there," Murphy said. "He's got the stuff to be an ace."

Infielder Steve Tolleson came on to record the final out in the ninth inning after Gomes drilled a three-run homer off Neil Wagner. Throwing knuckleballs, Tolleson faced two batters, giving up a double to Chisenhall before Mike Aviles popped out.

It was the first time two Indians had five hits in a nine-inning game since Johnny Hodapp and Luke Sewell had five each against the Yankees on July 29, 1928.

The last time it happened in the majors was last Sept. 6, when Andy Dirks and Omar Infante had five hits each for Detroit against Kansas City.

The bottom four batters in Cleveland's lineup combined for 14 hits, 10 RBIs and scored five runs.

"That makes you feel good when you're getting contributions all up and down," Francona said. "That's the kind of team we have to be."

Kluber retired the first 13 batters before giving up his first hit, a double by Adam Lind. One out later, Lind scored on Brett Lawrie's double.

Bryan Shaw worked the eighth and Carlos Carrasco finished for the Indians.

Michael Brantley, whose 11-game hitting streak ended in Tuesday's loss, doubled to open the fifth and scored when Santana followed with a homer into the second deck. Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a single, chasing Blue Jays starter Dustin McGowan.

McGowan (2-2) allowed four runs and nine hits in four-plus innings. He walked two and struck out three.

"All my pitches were fine tonight," McGowan said. "I just got hit hard."

McGowan is winless with an ERA of 9.19 in four home starts this season, but 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in four road starts. He dropped to 0-3 with a 10.61 ERA in five career games against the Indians.

Toronto cut it to 4-2 on Jose Bautista's RBI double in the sixth, but Edwin Encarnacion fouled out and Lind flied out to the wall in left.

Cleveland capped it with a six-run, 10-batter ninth. Michael Bourn hit an RBI triple and scored on a base hit by Jose Ramirez. Murphy hit a two-run double and Gomes ended a 12-pitch at bat by homering.

Brantley left in the fifth with a sore back. He was replaced by Nyjer Morgan, who lasted just half an inning before spraining his right knee. Ramirez replaced Morgan, going in at second base as Aviles moved to left.

Francona said he wasn't sure whether Brantley or Morgan would be available Thursday. Morgan was wearing a brace to immobilize his leg after the game.

"We need to see how he shows up in the morning," Francona said of Morgan.

Notes

Tolleson is the seventh position player to pitch for the Blue Jays. ... This was the third five-hit game of Murphy's career. ... The last time Cleveland had two or more players with at least five hits in a game was July 10, 1932, when Johnny Burnett had nine and Earl Averill and Eddie Morgan had five each in an 18-inning game against the Philadelphia Athletics. ... The Blue Jays placed C Dioner Navarro on the family medical emergency list and optioned RHP Chad Jenkins to Triple-A Buffalo. Toronto recalled C Erik Kratz and Wagner from Triple-A. ... Indians RHP Danny Salazar (1-3) faces LHP J.A. Happ (1-1) in Thursday's series finale.

 
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Yan Gomes runs past Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes as he scores the Indians' sixth run. (USATSI)
Yan Gomes runs past Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes as he scores the Indians' sixth run. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Cleveland

D. Murphy
AB 6
R 2
H 5
HR 0
RBI 5
Cleveland

L. Chisenhall
AB 6
R 0
H 5
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Michael Bourn, CF6121033 .261
Nick Swisher, 1B4000203 .199
Michael Brantley, LF3110002 .279
   Nyjer Morgan, LF0000000 .341
   a-Jose Ramirez, PH-2B3211002 .118
Carlos Santana, 3B4312212 .154
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS5331112 .259
David Murphy, RF6255001 .273
Yan Gomes, C6223003 .269
Lonnie Chisenhall, DH6051001 .361
Mike Aviles, 2B-LF6121007 .310
Corey Kluber, P0000000 .000
   Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
   Carlos Carrasco, P0000000 .000
Totals4915221555  
a-flied out for Morgan in the 6th
Batting
2B - Michael Brantley (9, McGowan), Asdrubal Cabrera (10, Stroman), David Murphy 3 (9, McGowan), Lonnie Chisenhall (9, Tolleson), Mike Aviles (5, Wagner)
3B - Michael Bourn (4, Wagner)
HR - Carlos Santana (5, McGowan), Yan Gomes (6, Wagner)
RBI - Michael Bourn (9), Jose Ramirez (1), Carlos Santana 2 (13), Asdrubal Cabrera (12), David Murphy 5 (24), Yan Gomes 3 (17), Lonnie Chisenhall (4), Mike Aviles (11)
2-OUT RBI - David Murphy (10), Yan Gomes 3 (4)
SB - Carlos Santana (2, 2nd base off McGowan/Thole), Asdrubal Cabrera (4, 2nd base off Rogers/Thole)
Team LOB - 12
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Corey Kluber (W,4-3) 7422190 3.38
Bryan Shaw 1100000 1.37
Carlos Carrasco 1322010 6.26
Pitches-Strikes - Corey Kluber 108-76, Bryan Shaw 15-9, Carlos Carrasco 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Corey Kluber 6-6, Bryan Shaw 2-1, Carlos Carrasco 2-0
Batters Faced - Corey Kluber 26, Bryan Shaw 4, Carlos Carrasco 6
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS4010010 .216
Melky Cabrera, LF4110001 .327
Jose Bautista, RF4011001 .297
Edwin Encarnacion, DH3000011 .241
   a-Erik Kratz, PH-DH1000010 .222
Adam Lind, 1B4220011 .321
Juan Francisco, 3B4111031 .291
Brett Lawrie, 2B4011011 .234
Josh Thole, C3011110 .372
Kevin Pillar, CF4000013 .000
Dustin McGowan, P0000000 .000
   Esmil Rogers, P0000000 .000
   Marcus Stroman, P0000000 .000
   Neil Wagner, P0000000 .000
   Steve Tolleson, P0000000 .318
Totals35484110  
a-struck out for Encarnacion in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jose Reyes (8, Shaw), Jose Bautista (8, Kluber), Adam Lind (6, Kluber), Juan Francisco (4, Carrasco), Brett Lawrie (4, Kluber)
RBI - Jose Bautista (29), Juan Francisco (17), Brett Lawrie (24), Josh Thole (4)
2-OUT RBI - Brett Lawrie (6), Josh Thole (2)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Lind-Reyes, Lind-Reyes-Reyes-Lind
E - Juan Francisco (1, Missed catch of throw), Adam Lind (1, Throwing)
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dustin McGowan (L,2-2) 4944231 5.08
Esmil Rogers 2100120 5.75
Marcus Stroman 1.1554100 12.79
Neil Wagner 1.1666101 8.10
Steve Tolleson 0.1100000 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Dustin McGowan 73-47, Esmil Rogers 42-27, Marcus Stroman 33-21, Neil Wagner 46-29, Steve Tolleson 4-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dustin McGowan 4-5, Esmil Rogers 2-2, Marcus Stroman 4-0, Neil Wagner 1-3
Batters Faced - Dustin McGowan 23, Esmil Rogers 8, Marcus Stroman 10, Neil Wagner 11, Steve Tolleson 2
Game Information
Attendance - 14068
Game Time - 3:37
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Jordan Baker