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Defense stings Jays
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Indians 5, Blue Jays 4
Alex Rios reacts after being hit in the helmet by a pitch in the ninth inning. (Chris Young/AP)
Despite having one of the tightest defenses in the American League, the Blue Jays were stung by errors that led to a pair of costly unearned runs against rookie southpaw Marc Rzepczynski in the finale.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (38-58)
Won 1
Cleveland 5, Toronto 4   TOR
Toronto (47-49)
Lost 1
July 23, 2009
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Cleveland
0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0   5 6 0
Toronto
0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0   4 8 2
Standings thru 7/23/09  |  Recap: CLE | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .230
Cabrera, A, SS 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 .299
Choo, RF 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .286
Martinez, V, DH 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 .289
Peralta, Jh, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 2 3 .253
Garko, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 .280
Francisco, B, LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .239
Carroll, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 .276
Gimenez, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .214
Totals 32 5 6 5 4 9 21  

BATTING
3B: Choo (2, Rzepczynski).
TB: Peralta, Jh; Francisco, B; Choo 3; Gimenez; Cabrera, A; Sizemore, G.
RBI: Francisco, B (29), Choo 2 (56), Martinez, V (62), Gimenez (3).
2-out RBI: Francisco, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore, G 2; Carroll 2.
GIDP: Garko, Francisco, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Carroll (1, 2nd base off Rzepczynski/Barajas).

FIELDING
DP: (Carroll-Cabrera, A-Garko).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .286
Hill, A, 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .285
Lind, LF 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 .303
Millar, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .237
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .260
Rios, A, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .265
Bautista, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .244
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .247
McDonald, Jo, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .297
  a-Overbay, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260
Totals 34 4 8 4 1 5 12  

a-Struck out for McDonald, Jo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rios, A (23, Huff), Lind (31, Huff), Millar (11, Huff), Scutaro (29, Huff), Wells, V (24, Huff).
HR: Hill, A (22, 5th inning off Huff, 1 on, 2 out), Millar (5, 8th inning off Huff, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wells, V 2; Lind 2; Rios, A 2; Scutaro 2; Millar 6; McDonald, Jo; Hill, A 4.
RBI: Millar 2 (24), Hill, A 2 (63).
2-out RBI: Hill, A 2; Millar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas; Bautista 2; Overbay.
GIDP: Scutaro.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rios, A 3 (18, 3rd base off Huff/Gimenez, 2nd base off Wood, K/Gimenez, 3rd base off Wood, K/Gimenez).

FIELDING
E: Bautista (2, fielding), Camp (1, pickoff).
DP: 2 (McDonald, Jo-Hill, A-Millar, Hill, A-McDonald, Jo-Millar).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Huff (W, 5-4) 7.2 8 4 4 1 4 2 6.39
Smith, J (H, 6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15
Wood, K (S, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.08
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rzepczynski (L, 1-2) 4.1 3 4 2 4 6 0 2.82
Camp 1.2 1 1 0 0 2 0 3.33
Accardo 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.45
Frasor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25

HBP: Choo (by Rzepczynski), Garko (by Camp), Rios, A (by Wood, K).
Pitches-strikes: Huff 103-69, Smith, J 4-3, Wood, K 16-9, Rzepczynski 92-53, Camp 26-15, Accardo 22-15, Frasor 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Huff 12-2, Smith, J 1-0, Wood, K 0-1, Rzepczynski 4-3, Camp 3-0, Accardo 3-1, Frasor 2-1.
Batters faced: Huff 31, Smith, J 1, Wood, K 4, Rzepczynski 21, Camp 7, Accardo 6, Frasor 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Camp 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:46.
Att: 32,061.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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