Encarnacion, who also hit two homers May 8 against Philadelphia,
added a double and Juan Francisco had a solo blast as the Blue Jays
handed manager John Gibbons his 400th victory. Happ (2-1) allowed
one run on six hits and two walks while striking out four in 100
pitches and Casey Janssen pitched a perfect ninth for his second
David Murphy hit a solo homer among two hits while Asdrubal Cabrera
recorded a double and a single for the Indians, who left nine on
base. Cleveland starter Danny Salazar (1-4) lasted only four innings
on 98 pitches, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks.
Encarnacion belted a 1-2 pitch from Salazar over the center-field
fence and, two batters later, Francisco drove a 3-1 offering into
the left-field seats for a 2-0 edge. Murphy golfed a pitch from Happ
over the right-field wall with one out in the fifth to cut the lead
The Blue Jays responded in their half of the fifth when Jose
Bautista singled and Encarnacion drilled his eighth homer into the
second deck in left off reliever C.C. Lee. Ryan Raburn led off with
a double and scored on Yan Gomes’ two-out single in the eighth
inning before Aaron Loup struck out Murphy to end the inning.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: The Indians placed OF Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day
disabled list with a right knee sprain and recalled INF Jesus
Aguilar, who went 0-for-2 with a walk in his major league debut as
the DH. … Toronto CF Colby Rasmus (hamstring) also went on the
15-day DL Thursday and OF Anthony Gose was brought up from Triple-A
Buffalo to take his place. … Blue Jays 2B-3B Brett Lawrie was
2-for-3 and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.
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