It was a roller coaster of a game on Saturday, July 14 as the Cleveland Indians fell to the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 11-9. Starter Ubaldo Jimenez was pounded for eight runs on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings pitched. Before the game it appeared as if Jimenez's woes were behind him, his performance proved he still has some mechanical issues to work out before he returns to the dominant pitcher he once was.
On the bright side, Cleveland went deep three times during the game on efforts by Michal Brantley, Shelley Duncan, and Casey Kotchman. It provided a level of excitement but it was not enough to make up for Jimenez's abysmal start.
The Tribe still has a shot at winning the series as they send Derek Lowe to the mound to face of against Carlos Villanueva. It will be an interesting matchup as Lowe has been awful on the road during his last five starts going 0-4 with an 8.88 ERA. Villanueva has been pitching well and will be making his third start of the season.
The Cleveland Indians will take on the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre located in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, June 15, 2012 at 1:07 p.m. EDT.
Derek Lowe (8-6, 4.43 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians facing off against the Blue Jays' Carlos Villanueva (3-0, 3.05 ERA).
Cleveland enters the game with a 45-42 record and in second place in the American League Central. They are 21-21 when playing on the road and have won six of their last 10 games.
Toronto comes into the matchup with a 44-44 record and in fourth place in the American League East. They are 24-20 when playing at home and have won four of their last 10 games.
The season series is currently stands at 3-2 in favor of the Blue Jays.
Where to watch or listen:
In Cleveland: Television- STO, Radio- WTAM, Indians Radio Network.
Nationwide: Television and Radio via MLB.TV (Television blackouts apply in Cleveland market).
The batting statistic leaders:
Cleveland: Michael Brantley- .299 batting average, Jason Kipnis/Asdrubal Cabrera- 11 home runs, Jason Kipnis- 49 runs batted in.
Toronto: Edwin Encarnacion- .295 batting average, Jose Bautista- 27 home runs, Jose Bautista- 65 runs batted in.
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