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Jays fade after fast start
Indians 12, Blue Jays 4
Aaron Hill lunges for a ball in the third inning on Tuesday night. (Tony Dejak/AP)
 Hill's solo home run
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.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (13-13)
Lost 1
Cleveland 12, Toronto 4   CLE
Cleveland (15-8)
Won 2
May 1, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   4 6 1
Cleveland
0 0 4 0 3 2 0 3 X   12 12 0
Standings thru 5/1/07  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Indians Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rios, RF3112010.269
Wells, CF4000000.286
Thomas, DH3000010.242
  b-Smith, PH-DH1000000.214
Glaus, 3B3121010.371
  c-McDonald, PH1000000.405
Hill, 2B3111111.313
Clayton, SS4010011.286
Lind, LF4000023.268
Phillips, 1B-C3110020.289
Fasano, C2000010.000
  a-Stairs, PH-1B1000001.314
Totals324641106 

a-Grounded out for Fasano in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Thomas in the 9th. c-Flied out for Glaus in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Phillips (1, Mastny).
HR: Rios (5, 1st inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 0 out), Glaus (4, 1st inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out), Hill (6, 1st inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rios 4; Glaus 5; Hill 4; Clayton; Phillips 2.
RBI: Rios 2 (17), Glaus (10), Hill (21).
2-out RBI: Glaus; Hill.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lind.
SF: Rios.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Fasano (1, throw).
DP: (Clayton-Hill-Phillips).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4010131.253
Dellucci, LF5220002.269
Hafner, DH3312222.337
Martinez, C2212210.302
Nixon, RF4323113.300
  Francisco, RF0000000.000
Garko, 1B5120003.267
Peralta, SS4125111.241
Blake, 3B3000121.214
  a-Rouse, PH-3B1000001.059
Barfield, 2B4010021.167
Totals3512121281215 

a-Grounded out for Blake in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Peralta (3, Burnett), Dellucci (5, Tallet), Martinez (5, Tallet).
HR: Hafner (6, 3rd inning off Burnett, 1 on, 1 out), Peralta (5, 5th inning off Burnett, 2 on, 1 out), Nixon (2, 8th inning off Frasor, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Sizemore; Dellucci 3; Hafner 4; Martinez 2; Nixon 5; Garko 2; Peralta 6; Barfield.
RBI: Hafner 2 (18), Peralta 5 (19), Martinez 2 (19), Nixon 3 (8).
2-out RBI: Peralta 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nixon; Blake; Hafner; Garko.
GIDP: Peralta.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (9, 2nd base off Burnett/Fasano).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Burnett (L, 2-2)5.08774725.45
Tallet 1.02221208.10
Accardo 1.01000300.00
Frasor 1.01333016.00
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (W, 4-0)6.04330933.38
Mastny 2.01110103.18
Davis 1.01001001.13

WP: Burnett.
IBB: Hafner (by Tallet).
HBP: Martinez (by Burnett).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett 115-69, Tallet 37-20, Accardo 19-12, Frasor 32-14, Sabathia 101-65, Mastny 29-16, Davis 24-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Burnett 3-5, Tallet 1-0, Accardo 0-0, Frasor 1-2, Sabathia 3-6, Mastny 3-2, Davis 2-1.
Batters faced: Burnett 27, Tallet 6, Accardo 4, Frasor 7, Sabathia 22, Mastny 7, Davis 5.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 60 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:11 (:30 delay).
Att: 13,389.

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