Alex Rios, Troy Glaus and Aaron Hill each connected on a home run in the first inning, but the Blue Jays went on to drop the series opener to the Indians. Toronto right-hander A.J. Burnett surrendered seven runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out seven over five innings.
Jhonny Peralta had a career-high five RBIs, including three on a home run, leading the Indians over the Blue Jays. C.C. Sabathia rebounded from a rocky first inning to allow three runs in six innings. The left-hander struck out nine while not issuing a walk. Travis Hafner drilled a two-run homer.
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