|Date of game: 5/14/2014
Recap: Toronto vs. Cleveland
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - David Murphy went 5-for-6 with five RBI to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 15-4 drubbing of the Toronto Blue Jays in the middle test of a three-game set.
Carlos Santana finished with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored, Yan Gomes stroked a three-run homer and Asdrubal Cabrera added three hits with three runs scored for the Indians, who have won two of three.
Cleveland starter Corey Kluber (4-3) struck out nine over seven innings of two-run ball.
"I was staying within myself," said Kluber. "I was just trying to stay smooth and nice and easy. I did a good job in those first few innings, got a little tired and tried to start creating a little bit more in the fifth and sixth."
Lonnie Chisenhall had a career-high five hits in the win.
Brett Lawrie, Jose Bautista, Juan Francisco and Josh Thole each knocked in a run for Toronto, which had its two-game winning streak halted.
Dustin McGowan (2-2) had a rough outing on the bump for the Blue Jays, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks over four-plus innings.
"We were in that game going into the seventh inning, then of course it exploded on us," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "We'll get that one out of our system and come back tomorrow."
Santana walked to lead off the second, then swiped second base for his second steal of the season. After a strikeout by Cabrera, Murphy knocked Santana in with a single to right.
Cleveland had a chance to add on in the third with the bases loaded, but Cabrera grounded into an inning-ending 3-6-3 double play.
Chisenhall's single in the fourth plated Murphy for a 2-0 lead. Santana then clobbered a two-run shot to right with no outs that doubled up the hosts, 4-0, in the fifth. Cabrera followed the Santana homer with a single to right that ended McGowan's night.
Kluber retired the first 13 batters he faced to open the game before Adam Lind slapped a double into left with one out in the fifth. Lawrie brought Lind around with a double two batters later to cut the deficit to 4-1.
Kevin Pillar struck out with men on first and second to end the inning for Toronto.
Melky Cabrera singled with one out in the sixth before Bautista cut into the deficit with a double to center to make it 4-2.
Asdrubal Cabrera led off the seventh with a double and Murphy knocked him in a batter later with a single to right. Mike Aviles made it a four-run game with his RBI single that knocked in Gomes later in the frame.
With runners on first and second and one out in the eighth, Asdrubal Cabrera's single plated Jose Ramirez and Murphy added a two-run double to stretch the margin to 9-2.
Gomes' three-run shot highlighted a six-run ninth inning as the Indians won going away.
Francisco's RBI double and Thole's RBI single in the ninth accounted for the final margin.Game Notes
Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley left the game in fifth due to
an injured back ... The last time the Indians had 22 hits in a game was April
20, 2013 at Houston ... The 15 runs is the most since June 28, 2013 when the
Tribe scored 19 at the Chicago White Sox ... The Indians last had two
players with five hits in a nine-inning game against the Yankees on July 29,
1928 ... Cleveland went 12-for-26 with runners in scoring position ... Toronto
went 2-for-9 with RISP.