Jays rally to beat Indians 8-4, end Cleveland's streak

CLEVELAND (AP) Teoscar Hernandez thought for a moment Andrew Miller had struck him out. Then he struck back.

Hernandez made the most of his season debut - and a close call against Miller that went his way - by driving in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for an 8-4 win over Cleveland, snapping the Indians' five-game winning streak on Friday night.

Hernandez, who was recalled earlier in the day when the Blue Jays placed third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list, added an RBI double in a three-run ninth.

With the score 4-4 and a runner on second in the seventh, Hernandez fell behind 0-2 in the count and took an outside pitch from Miller that looked like a strike. The left-hander began walking toward Cleveland's dugout and Hernandez took a step toward Toronto's, but plate umpire Gerry Davis called a ball and the left fielder made the most of another chance with his single to left.

Asked if he had struck out, Hernandez smiled.

''It was a good pitch,'' he said, grinning. ''The umpire missed it. I got another chance.''

Miller, too, thought he whiffed Hernandez.

''It doesn't matter what I think,'' the All-Star said. ''I just gotta move on. That's on me. I didn't do a good job on that.''

Steve Pearce also doubled in a pair of runs in the ninth for Toronto, which trailed 4-0 after two innings but came back against Zach McAllister (0-2) and the normally unhittable Miller.

Aledmys Diaz's three-run homer helped the Blue Jays come back from a 4-0 deficit in the fourth against starter Mike Clevinger, who was spotted an early lead and coasted through the first three innings before running into trouble in the fourth with a pair of walks.

''I just kind of lost it for a little bit,'' Clevinger said, ''and I lost it just enough to lose the game.''

Danny Barnes (1-0) pitched one inning, and three other relievers finished up for Toronto.

With starter Marcus Stroman in trouble from the outset, the Blue Jays looked like they were in for a long night before storming back.

Clevinger was in control before the fourth when Kevin Pillar cut Cleveland's lead to 4-1 with a soft RBI single and Diaz tied it with a shot over the wall in center for his second homer.

Despite a first-pitch temperature of 46 degrees following a high of 81, the Indians, who got a season-high 15 hits while completing a four-game sweep of Detroit on Thursday, stayed hot at the plate.

They scored twice in the first off Stroman and tacked on two more in the second on back-to-back run-scoring doubles by Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis.

Lindor's shot scored Rajai Davis, who sustained a cut above his left eye while stealing second on a strange play.

As Davis slid headfirst into second, his helmet popped off and was struck by shortstop Diaz, who backhanded it into the face of Cleveland's left fielder. Davis was momentarily dazed and his forehead quickly swelled, but he stayed in after being checked by a trainer and receiving a bandage.

''Yeah, he got a pretty good cut,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''Couldn't figure it out, it wasn't bleeding though. But it sliced open pretty good. I don't know if they'll butterfly it or stitch it, but he had a pretty good gash there.''

FRANKIE GOES TO SECOND

Lindor went 3 for 4 and picked up his 100th career double. He's raised his average from .184 to .241 in the past two games.

ROAD POPS

The Blue Jays have homered in all seven road games and they've now connected for 20 homers in 14 games.

MAKING PROGRESS

Stroman was limited to two starts in spring training because of a sore shoulder, and the right-hander was tagged in his previous start.

''I'm kind of feeling for it right now, but I'm pretty close to where I need to be,'' he said. ''I'm not there yet but hopefully over these next few starts I'll be back to where I was last year.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Donaldson went on the DL with inflammation in his right shoulder. He's had an issue with his shoulder since opening day and the team wants him to rest before it worsens. The 2015 AL MVP is batting .239 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 12 games.

Indians: OF Michael Brantley was given the day off, even though he didn't want one as the club continues a cautious approach following his offseason ankle surgery. Francona was pleased that Brantley didn't want to sit. ''He was fighting for it,'' Francona said. ''It was obviously a really good sign.''

UP NEXT

Indians ace Corey Kluber struck out 14 Blue Jays the last time he faced them. The two-time Cy Young winner is coming off a 13-strikeout performance in his last start, when he allowed just two hits in eight innings against Detroit. Jaime Garcia starts for Toronto.

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  • W: D. Barnes (1-0)L: Z. McAllister (0-2)
  • HR: TOR - A. Diaz (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson DH30000010.324.405.514.918-0.5
a- S. Pearce PH-DH22120001.233.303.600.9036.0
T. Hernandez LF50220011.400.400.8001.2007.5
J. Smoak 1B41000133.288.397.500.8970.5
Y. Solarte 3B41000101.286.423.500.9232.0
R. Martin C40000012.152.243.333.577-0.5
K. Pillar CF41210011.308.333.462.7954.5
A. Diaz SS42231002.237.256.605.86212.0
R. Grichuk RF30000121.071.149.167.3162.0
D. Travis 2B31000011.079.146.105.2521.5
G. Ngoepe 2B00000000.077.143.077.2200.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Granderson in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS52310010.241.302.379.6817.5
J. Kipnis 2B50110012.164.233.236.4702.5
J. Ramirez 3B41100121.160.300.340.6402.0
Y. Alonso 1B40110021.191.283.340.6231.0
E. Encarnacion DH40100012.146.255.333.5880.5
T. Naquin RF40210000.280.333.400.7333.0
Y. Gomes C30100124.194.286.387.6731.0
B. Zimmer CF40100013.250.286.325.6110.5
R. Davis LF41100013.240.269.320.5893.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Pearce (2), T. Hernandez 2 (2), K. Pillar (3)
    • HR - A. Diaz (4)
    • RBI - S. Pearce 2 (7), T. Hernandez 2 (2), K. Pillar (5), A. Diaz 3 (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Hernandez, K. Pillar (3), A. Diaz 3 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (5), J. Kipnis (4)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (5), J. Kipnis (4), Y. Alonso (8), T. Naquin (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Naquin (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Hernandez, A. Diaz, R. Grichuk
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Davis (4)
    FIELDING
    • E - Y. Gomes, F. Lindor (2)
    • PB - Y. Gomes (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Stroman5.09442507.981.912.5
    D. Barnes (W, 1-0)1.02000201.231.239.0
    T. Clippard (H, 2)1.00000102.350.523.5
    R. Tepera (H, 5)1.01000102.251.002.5
    R. Osuna1.00000200.000.274.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Stroman5.0
    D. Barnes (W, 1-0)1.0
    T. Clippard (H, 2)1.0
    R. Tepera (H, 5)1.0
    R. Osuna1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Clevinger4.03442512.701.325.5
    D. Otero2.00000206.001.007.0
    Z. McAllister (L, 0-2)0.10101006.751.25-6.0
    A. Miller0.21000100.001.33-0.5
    M. Belisle1.13330105.060.75-2.5
    T. Olson0.20000105.400.600.5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 99-62, D. Barnes 23-16, T. Clippard 10-7, R. Tepera 9-6, R. Osuna 13-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 9-1, T. Clippard 1-1, R. Tepera 1-0, R. Osuna 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 26, D. Barnes 4, T. Clippard 3, R. Tepera 3, R. Osuna 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Belisle (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 82-48, D. Otero 27-18, Z. McAllister 9-4, A. Miller 13-10, M. Belisle 33-21, T. Olson 6-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 5-2, D. Otero 4-2, Z. McAllister 1-0, A. Miller 1-0, M. Belisle 2-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 17, D. Otero 8, Z. McAllister 2, A. Miller 3, M. Belisle 8, T. Olson 2
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Granderson DH30000010.324.405.514.918-0.5
    a- S. Pearce PH-DH22120001.233.303.600.9036.0
    T. Hernandez LF50220011.400.400.8001.2007.5
    J. Smoak 1B41000133.288.397.500.8970.5
    Y. Solarte 3B41000101.286.423.500.9232.0
    R. Martin C40000012.152.243.333.577-0.5
    K. Pillar CF41210011.308.333.462.7954.5
    A. Diaz SS42231002.237.256.605.86212.0
    R. Grichuk RF30000121.071.149.167.3162.0
    D. Travis 2B31000011.079.146.105.2521.5
    G. Ngoepe 2B00000000.077.143.077.2200.0
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    • a-hit into fielder's choice for Granderson in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS52310010.241.302.379.6817.5
    J. Kipnis 2B50110012.164.233.236.4702.5
    J. Ramirez 3B41100121.160.300.340.6402.0
    Y. Alonso 1B40110021.191.283.340.6231.0
    E. Encarnacion DH40100012.146.255.333.5880.5
    T. Naquin RF40210000.280.333.400.7333.0
    Y. Gomes C30100124.194.286.387.6731.0
    B. Zimmer CF40100013.250.286.325.6110.5
    R. Davis LF41100013.240.269.320.5893.5
    Total374124021116-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Pearce (2), T. Hernandez 2 (2), K. Pillar (3)
      • HR - A. Diaz (4)
      • RBI - S. Pearce 2 (7), T. Hernandez 2 (2), K. Pillar (5), A. Diaz 3 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Hernandez, K. Pillar (3), A. Diaz 3 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (5), J. Kipnis (4)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (5), J. Kipnis (4), Y. Alonso (8), T. Naquin (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Naquin (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Hernandez, A. Diaz, R. Grichuk
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Davis (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - Y. Gomes, F. Lindor (2)
      • PB - Y. Gomes (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman5.09442507.981.912.5
      D. Barnes (W, 1-0)1.02000201.231.239.0
      T. Clippard (H, 2)1.00000102.350.523.5
      R. Tepera (H, 5)1.01000102.251.002.5
      R. Osuna1.00000200.000.274.0
      Total9.012442110---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman5.0
      D. Barnes (W, 1-0)1.0
      T. Clippard (H, 2)1.0
      R. Tepera (H, 5)1.0
      R. Osuna1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Clevinger4.03442512.701.325.5
      D. Otero2.00000206.001.007.0
      Z. McAllister (L, 0-2)0.10101006.751.25-6.0
      A. Miller0.21000100.001.33-0.5
      M. Belisle1.13330105.060.75-2.5
      T. Olson0.20000105.400.600.5
      Total9.07873101---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Clevinger4.0
      D. Otero2.0
      Z. McAllister (L, 0-2)0.1
      A. Miller0.2
      M. Belisle1.1
      T. Olson0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 99-62, D. Barnes 23-16, T. Clippard 10-7, R. Tepera 9-6, R. Osuna 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 9-1, T. Clippard 1-1, R. Tepera 1-0, R. Osuna 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 26, D. Barnes 4, T. Clippard 3, R. Tepera 3, R. Osuna 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Belisle (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 82-48, D. Otero 27-18, Z. McAllister 9-4, A. Miller 13-10, M. Belisle 33-21, T. Olson 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 5-2, D. Otero 4-2, Z. McAllister 1-0, A. Miller 1-0, M. Belisle 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 17, D. Otero 8, Z. McAllister 2, A. Miller 3, M. Belisle 8, T. Olson 2
      • 9TH INNING
        Hernandez doubled to deep center, Pearce scored84
        Pearce doubled to deep left, Diaz and Travis scored74
      • 7TH INNING
        Hernandez doubled to deep left, Pearce scored54
      • 4TH INNING
        Diaz homered to center, Solarte and Pillar scored44
        Pillar singled to left, Smoak scored, Solarte to second14
      • 2ND INNING
        Kipnis doubled to deep center, Lindor scored04
        Lindor doubled to deep right center, Davis scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Naquin singled to center, Ramirez scored, Alonso to third02
        Alonso singled to center, Lindor scored, Ramirez to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • M. Belisle Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Diaz singled to deep right
        • R. Grichuk: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Foul, Ball, Diaz stole second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Travis hit by pitch
        • S. Pearce: Pearce doubled to deep left, Diaz and Travis scored
        • T. Hernandez: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Hernandez doubled to deep center, Pearce scored
        • Tyler Olson relieved Matt Belisle
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte popped out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Gift Ngoepe at second
        • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Tepera
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lindor struck out looking
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Matt Belisle relieved Andrew Miller
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Solarte grounded out to second
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to pitcher
        • K. Pillar: Pillar lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Tyler Clippard
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes singled to left
        • B. Zimmer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
        • R. Davis: Davis grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gomes out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Zach McAllister relieved Dan Otero
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grichuk walked
        • D. Travis: Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk stole second, Travis grounded out to second, Grichuk to third
        • Andrew Miller relieved Zach McAllister
        • Steve Pearce hit for Curtis Granderson
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Foul, Pearce reached on fielder's choice to first, Grichuk out at home
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pearce to second on passed ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez doubled to deep left, Pearce scored
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez stole third, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Danny Barnes
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to second
        • T. Naquin: Naquin flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martin safe at first on shortstop Lindor fielding error
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pillar struck out looking
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Danny Barnes relieved Marcus Stroman
        • R. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor doubled to deep right
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Kipnis struck out on foul tip
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez reached on an infield single to second, Lindor out at home
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Dan Otero relieved Mike Clevinger
        • D. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Travis grounded out to third
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, struck out swinging
        • T. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez lined out to right
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion singled to center
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Naquin singled to shallow left, Encarnacion to second
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmer grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • Y. Solarte: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Solarte walked, Smoak to second
        • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Martin flied out to deep right
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pillar singled to left, Smoak scored, Solarte to second
        • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Diaz homered to center, Solarte and Pillar scored
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor lined out to right
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to first
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to third
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Naquin grounded out to second
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomes walked
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zimmer singled to right, Gomes to second
        • R. Davis: Davis grounded into fielder's choice to second, Zimmer out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Solarte grounded out to second
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pillar doubled to deep left
        • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to third
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor doubled to deep right center, Davis scored
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Kipnis doubled to deep center, Lindor scored
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Granderson flied out to deep right
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lindor singled to right center
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to first, Lindor to second
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso singled to center, Lindor scored, Ramirez to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • T. Naquin: Foul, Ball, Naquin singled to center, Ramirez scored, Alonso to third
        • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)