Too long: Blue Jays, Indians split lengthy doubleheader

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona was too tired to realize he reached a personal milestone.

An extra-long day at the ballpark left everyone exhausted.

Francona reached his 1,500th career win Thursday night when Cleveland bounced back from a tough loss in the opener to pound the Toronto Blue Jays 13-4 in the second game of a makeup doubleheader.

When he reached the clubhouse, Francona was approached by Indians ace Corey Kluber.

''Kluber said to me, `Hey, congratulations,''' Francona said. ''And I said, `What for? We've split before.'''

Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer, Erik Gonzalez had four RBIs and Adam Plutko won his first major league start as Cleveland earned the split after dropping the opener 13-11 in 11 innings.

The teams were forced to play two after back-to-back weather postponements on April 14-15. Then they waited through a 1-hour, 53-minute rain delay before needing nearly five hours to determine a winner in Game 1.

The second game started 45 minutes later and went much more quickly, with the Indians running away from the Jays with a nine-run fifth highlighted by Ramirez's homer and Gonzalez's three-run double.

In the opener, Yangervis Solarte hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the 11th inning as the Blue Jays outlasted the Indians in a game that featured 15 pitchers and 32 hits. Solarte was involved in several big plays and cut his face on an awkward slide into third in the third inning.

Solarte went 8 for 10 with seven RBIs in the doubleheader. Afterward, the scars of his slide were evident as his nose and upper lip were scraped raw.

''It really hurt,'' Solarte said. ''But I didn't want to come out of the game, and look what happened. It would take a lot more than that to get me out of the game. I knew I had to go through the pain.''

Back from the disabled list, Josh Donaldson homered in both games for Toronto.

''A long day? That's an understatement there,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''The first game was a hell of a game. It stripped our pen real hard, but it was a good day because we got a big home run from Solarte.''

Plutko has spent the season at Triple-A Columbus waiting for his chance. Cleveland's strong rotation is a tough one to crack, but the right-hander made the most of his opportunity, allowing three runs - all on homers - and six hits in 7 1/3 innings.

In the second inning, Francona joked with the right-hander.

''I said you're on a pitch count - it's 225,'' said Francona, who became the 24th manager to reach 1,500 wins. ''And he laughed. I think he actually handled himself really well. He just seemed like he was looking forward to pitching, and I think he feels better physically. I think he wanted to go out and kind of show and he did. He did a heck of a job.''

Once the Indians chased Joe Biagini (0-1) in the second game, Gibbons had Luis Santos, recalled before the game, take one for the team. He gave up six runs and five hits in 1 2/3 innings.

The Indians twice fought back to tie the opener, but couldn't overcome Toronto's 13-9 lead in the 11th inning.

Pinch-hitter Luke Naile walked with two outs against Tyler Olson (0-1) before Donaldson doubled for his third hit in his first game since April 10. After Teoscar Hernandez walked, Solarte pulled a 2-0 pitch into the left-field bleachers for his fifth hit, giving him six RBIs.

Before his slam, Solarte's fielding error in the eighth allowed the Indians to tie it. He was also thrown out trying to stretch a single in the 10th and nearly knocked himself out while flopping into third in the third.

Tim Mayza (1-0), Toronto's sixth reliever, pitched one inning for the win as the Jays bounced back after being shut out Wednesday.

Francisco Lindor homered twice in the opener for the Indians, who overcame a 5-0 deficit with a seven-run fourth and were down 9-7 in the eighth.

Donaldson hit a tying two-run homer in the sixth off Nick Goody and added a run-scoring double. The 2015 AL MVP had been sidelined with a sore right shoulder.

Russell Martin added a two-run homer in the opener for Toronto.

Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco was in line to pick up an ugly win after the Indians rallied from a 5-0 hole. But after giving up a one-out single in the sixth, Carrasco was lifted for Goody and Donaldson homered on the reliever's first pitch.

It was the third homer allowed in three pitches by Goody, who gave up back-to-back shots in the 12th inning of a loss to Texas on Tuesday. Goody was placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation and Francona said he will undergo an MRI on Friday.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

The Indians became the first team since the Oakland Athletics in 1975 to score at least seven runs in one inning in both games of a doubleheader.

EXTRA, EXTRA

While Toronto improved to 4-0 in extras, Cleveland fell to 0-4.

MUD SLIDE

Solarte got a face full of infield dirt with his poorly executed slide. Tagging at second on a fly to center, Solarte attempted a head-first slide that went awry and he dragged his face across the ground before flipping over the bag. Solarte needed medical assistance and a few moments to compose himself before play resumed.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 1B Steve Pearce was placed on the 10-day disabled list between games with a strained side muscle. He got hurt while striking out in the fifth.

Indians: LHP Andrew Miller (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session over the weekend in New York before the Indians decide whether to activate him. Their bullpen has been a mess without him.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Continue a stretch of eight games in seven days with a three-game series in Tampa. J.A. Happ starts Friday's opener against Ryan Yarbrough.

Indians: Josh Tomlin faces New York's vaunted lineup in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium on Friday. Tomlin has allowed a major league-leading 10 homers in 18 2/3 innings.

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TOR18-14
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CLE17-14
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  • W: A. Plutko (1-0)L: J. Biagini (0-1)
  • HR: TOR - J. Donaldson (5), Y. Solarte (9), A. Diaz (5), CLE - J. Ramirez (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Gurriel 2B50000024.229.260.313.573-1.0
J. Donaldson DH41111020.263.354.579.9335.0
T. Hernandez RF40000010.268.333.561.894-0.5
Y. Solarte 3B42311010.287.371.574.9459.5
K. Pillar CF40100001.322.373.562.9351.0
K. Morales 1B40000003.179.273.328.6010.0
D. Smith LF40210001.500.5001.0001.5005.0
L. Maile C30000112.318.412.409.8210.5
A. Diaz SS31111101.191.255.383.6387.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS61220014.278.347.496.8435.5
    J. Kipnis 2B52200101.202.283.298.5815.0
    J. Ramirez DH52331102.277.372.538.91013.0
    M. Brantley LF30110102.348.368.562.9303.0
    B. Guyer PR-LF00000000.184.273.408.6810.0
    Y. Alonso 1B41100112.213.277.454.7312.5
    T. Naquin RF52200024.311.354.393.7474.0
    R. Perez C41110123.125.255.200.4553.0
    B. Zimmer CF22110310.227.284.307.5916.5
    E. Gonzalez 3B52340013.391.417.6091.02510.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Solarte (6), D. Smith 2 (2)
      • HR - J. Donaldson (5), Y. Solarte (9), A. Diaz (5)
      • RBI - J. Donaldson (13), Y. Solarte (22), D. Smith, A. Diaz (11)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (8), J. Ramirez (7), T. Naquin (2), E. Gonzalez 2 (3)
      • HR - J. Ramirez (8)
      • SF - M. Brantley (2)
      • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (18), J. Ramirez 3 (19), M. Brantley (16), R. Perez (2), B. Zimmer (6), E. Gonzalez 4 (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Gonzalez (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Biagini (L, 0-1)4.110661418.102.00-8.0
      L. Santos1.256632032.404.80-10.0
      C. Ramirez2.01114203.862.571.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Biagini (L, 0-1)4.1
      L. Santos1.2
      C. Ramirez2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Plutko (W, 1-0)7.16330633.680.8225.0
      E. Marshall0.20000100.000.000.5
      J. Beliveau1.021120010.802.70-2.0
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Plutko (W, 1-0)7.1
      E. Marshall0.2
      J. Beliveau1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Biagini 2 (2), C. Ramirez
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 86-59, L. Santos 51-30, C. Ramirez 55-26
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 4-5, L. Santos 1-2, C. Ramirez 3-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 24, L. Santos 13, C. Ramirez 11
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Plutko 104-76, E. Marshall 8-5, J. Beliveau 28-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Plutko 5-11, E. Marshall 1-0, J. Beliveau 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Plutko 28, E. Marshall 2, J. Beliveau 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR18-14
      010100011480
      CLE17-14
      00119110X13160
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Gurriel 2B50000024.229.260.313.573-1.0
      J. Donaldson DH41111020.263.354.579.9335.0
      T. Hernandez RF40000010.268.333.561.894-0.5
      Y. Solarte 3B42311010.287.371.574.9459.5
      K. Pillar CF40100001.322.373.562.9351.0
      K. Morales 1B40000003.179.273.328.6010.0
      D. Smith LF40210001.500.5001.0001.5005.0
      L. Maile C30000112.318.412.409.8210.5
      A. Diaz SS31111101.191.255.383.6387.0
      Total3548432712-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        F. Lindor SS61220014.278.347.496.8435.5
        J. Kipnis 2B52200101.202.283.298.5815.0
        J. Ramirez DH52331102.277.372.538.91013.0
        M. Brantley LF30110102.348.368.562.9303.0
        B. Guyer PR-LF00000000.184.273.408.6810.0
        Y. Alonso 1B41100112.213.277.454.7312.5
        T. Naquin RF52200024.311.354.393.7474.0
        R. Perez C41110123.125.255.200.4553.0
        B. Zimmer CF22110310.227.284.307.5916.5
        E. Gonzalez 3B52340013.391.417.6091.02510.5
        Total3913161218821-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Solarte (6), D. Smith 2 (2)
          • HR - J. Donaldson (5), Y. Solarte (9), A. Diaz (5)
          • RBI - J. Donaldson (13), Y. Solarte (22), D. Smith, A. Diaz (11)
          BATTING
          • 2B - F. Lindor (8), J. Ramirez (7), T. Naquin (2), E. Gonzalez 2 (3)
          • HR - J. Ramirez (8)
          • SF - M. Brantley (2)
          • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (18), J. Ramirez 3 (19), M. Brantley (16), R. Perez (2), B. Zimmer (6), E. Gonzalez 4 (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Gonzalez (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Biagini (L, 0-1)4.110661418.102.00-8.0
          L. Santos1.256632032.404.80-10.0
          C. Ramirez2.01114203.862.571.0
          Total8.0161313881---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Biagini (L, 0-1)4.1
          L. Santos1.2
          C. Ramirez2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Plutko (W, 1-0)7.16330633.680.8225.0
          E. Marshall0.20000100.000.000.5
          J. Beliveau1.021120010.802.70-2.0
          Total9.0844273---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Plutko (W, 1-0)7.1
          E. Marshall0.2
          J. Beliveau1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Biagini 2 (2), C. Ramirez
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 86-59, L. Santos 51-30, C. Ramirez 55-26
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 4-5, L. Santos 1-2, C. Ramirez 3-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 24, L. Santos 13, C. Ramirez 11
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Plutko 104-76, E. Marshall 8-5, J. Beliveau 28-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Plutko 5-11, E. Marshall 1-0, J. Beliveau 2-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Plutko 28, E. Marshall 2, J. Beliveau 7
          • 9TH INNING
            Smith grounded out to first, Solarte scored, Pillar to second413
          • 8TH INNING
            Diaz homered to left313
          • 7TH INNING
            Ramirez scored, Guyer to third, Alonso to second on wild pitch213
          • 6TH INNING
            Gonzalez doubled to deep center, Zimmer scored212
          • 5TH INNING
            Brantley hit sacrifice fly to right, Kipnis scored, Ramirez to third211
            Ramirez doubled to shallow right, Lindor scored, Kipnis to third210
            Lindor doubled to deep left, Gonzalez scored29
            Gonzalez doubled to left center, Naquin, Perez and Zimmer scored28
            Zimmer walked, Alonso scored, Naquin to third, Perez to second25
            Ramirez homered to right, Kipnis scored24
          • 4TH INNING
            Perez singled to right center, Naquin scored22
            Donaldson homered to left center21
          • 3RD INNING
            Lindor singled to center, Gonzalez scored, Lindor to second11
          • 2ND INNING
            Solarte homered to right center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jeff Beliveau relieved Evan Marshall
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte singled to center
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar singled to shallow center, Solarte to second
            • K. Morales: Morales flied out to deep right, Solarte to third
            • Dw. Smith: Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to first, Solarte scored, Pillar to second
            • L. Maile: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Maile walked
            • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Diaz walked, Pillar to third, Maile to second
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Diaz homered to left
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel fouled out to shortstop
            • Evan Marshall relieved Adam Plutko
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Donaldson struck out on foul tip
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Ramirez Pitching:
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Zimmer walked
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor reached on fielder's choice to first, Zimmer out at second
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis singled to right, Lindor to second
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez lined out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pillar grounded out to third
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Morales grounded out to second
            • Dw. Smith: Smith doubled to deep right
            • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Maile popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Carlos Ramirez relieved Luis Santos
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis grounded out to second
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked, Ramirez to second
            • Brandon Guyer ran for Michael Brantley
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked, Ramirez to third, Guyer to second
            • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
            • R. Perez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez scored, Guyer to third, Alonso to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
            • T. Hernandez: Hernandez flied out to right
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Santos Pitching:
            • T. Naquin: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Naquin grounded out to second
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
            • B. Zimmer: Zimmer singled to shallow center
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez doubled to deep center, Zimmer scored
            • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Lindor flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • Dw. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smith doubled to deep left
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Maile struck out looking
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz flied out to deep center, Smith to third
            • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Kipnis singled to shallow center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez homered to right, Kipnis scored
            • M. Brantley: Brantley lined out to center
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso singled to right center
            • T. Naquin: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Naquin singled to center, Alonso to second
            • Luis Santos relieved Joe Biagini
            • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked, Alonso to third, Naquin to second
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zimmer walked, Alonso scored, Naquin to third, Perez to second
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez doubled to left center, Naquin, Perez and Zimmer scored
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor doubled to deep left, Gonzalez scored
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez doubled to shallow right, Lindor scored, Kipnis to third
            • M. Brantley: Brantley hit sacrifice fly to right, Kipnis scored, Ramirez to third
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (9 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson homered to left center
            • T. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Solarte doubled to right
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar lined out to right
            • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morales grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Naquin doubled to left center
            • R. Perez: Strike (foul tip), Perez singled to right center, Naquin scored
            • B. Zimmer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Perez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Zimmer walked
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez lined out to center
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Maile grounded out to third
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Diaz popped out to second
            • L. Gurriel: Gurriel flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • B. Zimmer: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
            • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez singled to shallow left
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Lindor singled to center, Gonzalez scored, Lindor to second
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kipnis lined out to right
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez singled to shallow left, Lindor to third
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Brantley grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Solarte homered to right center
            • K. Pillar: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pillar popped out to third
            • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Morales flied out to right
            • Dw. Smith: Ball, Smith lined out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley singled to shallow right
            • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso flied out to deep right
            • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Naquin struck out looking
            • R. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Plutko Pitching:
            • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson flied out to left
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez lined out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)