Lindor's home run in 10th inning lifts Indians past Toronto

CLEVELAND (AP) Francisco Lindor knows about good timing.

Shortly after a hard rain began to fall in the bottom of the 10th inning, Lindor hit a leadoff home run and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Saturday night.

Lindor belted a 2-2 pitch from Danny Barnes (2-3) to right field for his 15th homer of the season. He dashed through the rain drops only to be doused by several coolers of water as his teammates waited at home plate.

Winning the game with a home run in those conditions was the last thing on Lindor's mind.

''Believe it or not as soon as it started raining my first reaction was `The ball's going to go nowhere right now,''' Lindor said. ''I stepped out and thought if I hit it hard on the ground it's going to go through, but it went up and it carried.''

The Progressive Field grounds crew scurried to put the tarp on the field while Cleveland's players were still celebrating the victory.

Bryan Shaw (3-4) retired Kevin Pillar on a groundout with two on to end the 10th.

Danny Salazar came off the disabled list and held Toronto to one hit in seven innings. Cleveland led 1-0, but Justin Smoak homered on Andrew Miller's first pitch in the eighth.

Smoak's towering drive barely cleared the wall in right field and hit off the railing in front of the first row of seats for his 27th homer.

''He's a great pitcher,'' Smoak said. ''It went my way tonight. It gave us a chance to win the game.''

Salazar, activated before the game after being out since June 3 because of a sore right shoulder, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter. Pillar's leadoff single in the third was the only hit he allowed.

Salazar came out firing in the first, striking out the side on 12 pitches and hitting in the mid-to-high 90s on the radar gun. He retired the last 14 hitters in his first start since May 27.

''I wanted to be aggressive,'' he said. ''My fastball was working. If I'm healthy I know I can do that. Knowing I'm able to help the team, that was great for me.''

''He came out throwing strikes,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''He had velocity. He attacked. That was really impressive.''

Edwin Encarnacion's RBI groundout in the fourth put Cleveland ahead. Third baseman Josh Donaldson couldn't turn an inning-ending double play after bobbling the hard-hit ball, allowing Lindor to score from third.

Marcus Stroman gave up five hits, struck out seven and walked five in 7 2/3 innings for Toronto.

SAME OLD ENDING

The Blue Jays have lost three times on walk-off hits during their 10-game road trip that ends Sunday.

''Losses are all tough,'' manager John Gibbons said. ''They got the last at-bat on the road, you know how that goes.''

ALMOST A COSTLY ERROR

Lindor booted Donaldson's ground ball to start the top of the 10th with Cody Allen pitching but the Blue Jays were unable to score.

''I felt so bad the whole inning,'' he said. ''I thought, `Don't let us lose like that.' The first thing I did when I got to the dugout was thank Cody and thank Shaw that they picked me up.''

TOUGH ISSUE

The Blue Jays put pitcher Aaron Sanchez on the disabled list for the fourth time this season because of blister on his right middle finger. Stroman also pitched through a blister Saturday.

''It was a humid game, which makes skin softer,'' he said. ''And I was sweating a ton, so your skin breaks down quicker.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) was held out of the lineup, but is expected to play Sunday. He was injured running to first base in his final at-bat Friday.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ has failed to reach the sixth inning in his last two starts. His last win was on July 4 over the Yankees.

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber will work on seven days' rest after having a stiff neck following his July 15 start at Oakland. He is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA at home this season.

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  • W: B. Shaw (3-4)L: D. Barnes (2-3)
  • HR: TOR - J. Smoak (27), CLE - F. Lindor (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF40000011.224.335.398.733-0.5
R. Martin C40000010.217.356.367.724-0.5
J. Donaldson 3B40000030.236.356.422.778-1.5
J. Smoak 1B31111110.302.377.598.9756.5
E. Carrera PR-LF00000000.292.361.436.7970.0
K. Morales DH40000022.253.307.446.753-1.0
S. Pearce LF-1B40100012.275.332.455.7870.5
K. Pillar CF40100003.250.302.401.7021.0
R. Goins SS30000012.206.264.322.586-0.5
D. Barney 2B20000110.215.272.271.5430.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Zimmer CF50000033.257.320.397.716-1.5
    F. Lindor SS42111110.257.318.462.7807.5
    M. Brantley LF30200110.300.367.429.7963.5
    E. Encarnacion DH30010112.258.371.480.8521.5
    J. Ramirez 2B30200102.329.383.582.9653.0
    C. Santana 1B40000017.238.335.406.741-0.5
    A. Almonte RF40000020.239.326.402.727-1.0
    Y. Gomes C20000210.218.311.364.6751.5
    E. Gonzalez PR00000000.292.303.462.7652.0
    R. Perez C00000000.179.271.256.5270.0
    G. Urshela 3B40100002.238.273.286.5581.0
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Smoak (27)
      • RBI - J. Smoak (64)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Brantley (19)
      • HR - F. Lindor (15)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (46), E. Encarnacion (55)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Gonzalez
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Brantley (7)
      • E - F. Lindor (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman7.25115702.981.2616.5
      R. Tepera0.10000103.471.050.5
      J. Biagini1.00001205.051.303.0
      D. Barnes (L, 2-3)0.01110013.091.01-7.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman7.2
      R. Tepera0.1
      J. Biagini1.0
      D. Barnes (L, 2-3)0.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Salazar7.01000804.791.4227.0
      A. Miller (BS, 1)1.02110211.690.731.0
      C. Allen1.20002103.031.371.5
      B. Shaw (W, 3-4)0.10000002.761.237.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Salazar7.0
      A. Miller (BS, 1)1.0
      C. Allen1.2
      B. Shaw (W, 3-4)0.1
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Stroman (2)
      • IBB - M. Stroman
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 117-73, R. Tepera 7-4, J. Biagini 19-10, D. Barnes 7-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 12-3
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 32, R. Tepera, J. Biagini 4, D. Barnes
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Salazar 86-61, A. Miller 14-11, C. Allen 31-14, B. Shaw 5-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Salazar 7-5, C. Allen 3-1, B. Shaw 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Salazar 21, A. Miller 5, C. Allen 7, B. Shaw
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Bautista RF40000011.224.335.398.733-0.5
      R. Martin C40000010.217.356.367.724-0.5
      J. Donaldson 3B40000030.236.356.422.778-1.5
      J. Smoak 1B31111110.302.377.598.9756.5
      E. Carrera PR-LF00000000.292.361.436.7970.0
      K. Morales DH40000022.253.307.446.753-1.0
      S. Pearce LF-1B40100012.275.332.455.7870.5
      K. Pillar CF40100003.250.302.401.7021.0
      R. Goins SS30000012.206.264.322.586-0.5
      D. Barney 2B20000110.215.272.271.5430.5
      Total32131121110-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Zimmer CF50000033.257.320.397.716-1.5
        F. Lindor SS42111110.257.318.462.7807.5
        M. Brantley LF30200110.300.367.429.7963.5
        E. Encarnacion DH30010112.258.371.480.8521.5
        J. Ramirez 2B30200102.329.383.582.9653.0
        C. Santana 1B40000017.238.335.406.741-0.5
        A. Almonte RF40000020.239.326.402.727-1.0
        Y. Gomes C20000210.218.311.364.6751.5
        E. Gonzalez PR00000000.292.303.462.7652.0
        R. Perez C00000000.179.271.256.5270.0
        G. Urshela 3B40100002.238.273.286.5581.0
        Total32262161016-----
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Smoak (27)
          • RBI - J. Smoak (64)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Brantley (19)
          • HR - F. Lindor (15)
          • RBI - F. Lindor (46), E. Encarnacion (55)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Gonzalez
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Brantley (7)
          • E - F. Lindor (7)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Stroman7.25115702.981.2616.5
          R. Tepera0.10000103.471.050.5
          J. Biagini1.00001205.051.303.0
          D. Barnes (L, 2-3)0.01110013.091.01-7.0
          Total9.06226101---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Stroman7.2
          R. Tepera0.1
          J. Biagini1.0
          D. Barnes (L, 2-3)0.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Salazar7.01000804.791.4227.0
          A. Miller (BS, 1)1.02110211.690.731.0
          C. Allen1.20002103.031.371.5
          B. Shaw (W, 3-4)0.10000002.761.237.0
          Total10.03112111---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Salazar7.0
          A. Miller (BS, 1)1.0
          C. Allen1.2
          B. Shaw (W, 3-4)0.1
          Total10.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Stroman (2)
          • IBB - M. Stroman
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 117-73, R. Tepera 7-4, J. Biagini 19-10, D. Barnes 7-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 12-3
          • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 32, R. Tepera, J. Biagini 4, D. Barnes
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Salazar 86-61, A. Miller 14-11, C. Allen 31-14, B. Shaw 5-3
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Salazar 7-5, C. Allen 3-1, B. Shaw 1-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Salazar 21, A. Miller 5, C. Allen 7, B. Shaw
          • 10TH INNING
            Lindor homered to right center12
          • 8TH INNING
            Smoak homered to right11
          • 4TH INNING
            Encarnacion grounded out to third, Lindor scored, Brantley to second01
          • 10TH INNING
            • Roberto Perez catching
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Donaldson safe at first on shortstop Lindor fielding error
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Smoak walked, Donaldson to second
            • K. Morales: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pearce reached on fielder's choice to third, Donaldson out at third, Smoak to second
            • Bryan Shaw relieved Cody Allen
            • Ezequiel Carrera ran for Justin Smoak
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pillar grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Danny Barnes relieved Joe Biagini
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lindor homered to right center
          • 9TH INNING
            • Cody Allen relieved Andrew Miller
            • D. Barney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barney walked
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Bautista flied into double play left to second, Barney out at second
            • R. Martin: Ball, Martin grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Biagini relieved Ryan Tepera
            • A. Almonte: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Almonte struck out looking
            • Y. Gomes: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomes walked
            • Erik Gonzalez ran for Yan Gomes
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Urshela flied out to left
            • B. Zimmer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Andrew Miller relieved Danny Salazar
            • J. Smoak: Smoak homered to right
            • K. Morales: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
            • S. Pearce: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pearce singled to left
            • K. Pillar: Pillar lined out to second
            • R. Goins: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Goins struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
            • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ramirez singled to left, Brantley to second
            • Ryan Tepera relieved Marcus Stroman
            • C. Santana: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista grounded out to third
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martin flied out to deep left
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • A. Almonte: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Almonte struck out swinging
            • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Urshela reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gomes out at second
            • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to third
            • R. Goins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goins flied out to shallow center
            • D. Barney: Strike swinging, Ball, Barney grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to second
            • M. Brantley: Brantley doubled to right
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Brantley to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion intentionally walked
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez flied out to center
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Morales lined out to second
            • S. Pearce: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • A. Almonte: Foul, Foul, Ball, Almonte fouled out to third
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Urshela singled to center
            • B. Zimmer: Zimmer grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Strike swinging, Foul, Bautista lined out to center
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martin popped out to third
            • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Brantley singled to shallow right, Lindor to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion grounded out to third, Lindor scored, Brantley to second
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • C. Santana: Santana grounded out to first
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar singled to center
            • R. Goins: Foul, Strike looking, Goins grounded into double play first to shortstop to second, Pillar out at second
            • D. Barney: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barney struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Almonte grounded out to third
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes grounded out to third
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Urshela grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak grounded out to first
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Morales grounded out to first
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Pearce grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Encarnacion lined out to third
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez singled to right center
            • C. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Ramirez out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
            • R. Martin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • B. Zimmer: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Zimmer grounded out to second
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)