Player of the Game
Derek Lowe had a quality start today, winning him his 4th Player of the Game of the season. His score of 1.51 included 6 innings pitched, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and striking out 5.
Carlos Santana proved that he can beat a shift when he bunted down the 3rd baseline for an easy single in the 4th inning.
Joe Smith pitched a rare 2-inning appearance in today’s game. Though he did give up 2 doubles, he did not allow any runs and struck out 2.
Hit Streak Update: Michael Brantley doubled in his first at bat, extending his hit streak to 13 games.
The 3rd inning proved costly for the second game in a row. The Blue Jays scored all 3 of their runs in the 3rd, but not without help from Derek Lowe. Lowe gave up 3 singles and walked 3, included a bases-loaded walk. The Blue Jays also stole 2 bases in the 3rd.
The Indians offense was lacking today. They were shut out for just the 3rd time this season and were only able to get 5 hits.
Play of the Game
Michael Brantley doubles in the 2nd inning to extend hit hit streak.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 0 – Toronto Blue Jays 3