What night! Recap of historic Wednesday win north of the border

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The Indians beat the Blue Jays, 15-4, on an historic night for the franchise at Rogers Centre. Cleveland evened this three-game series with the rubber match tonight in Toronto.

The Tribe jumped out to a 4-0 lead and poured it on late, scoring 11 runs combined in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.

Some of the numbers from the wild night north of the border:

+ The team’s 22 hits were the most in the majors this season and the most for the Indians since 4/20/13 at Houston (19-6 win)

+ The 15 runs were the most the Indians have scored since 6/28/13 at Chicago-AL (19-10 win)

+ The game marked the first time two Indians players had five hits in the same nine-inning game since July 29, 1928 vs. the Yankees (NYY lineup included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig)

  • The Indians had three players achieve the feat in an 18-inning game in 1932 vs. Oakland (A’s lineup included Jimmie Foxx)

+ David Murphy went 5-for-6 with 5 RBI, marking his:

  • Third career 5-hit game
  • Third career 5-RBI game
  • Third career 3-double game
  • Highlights: Click here

+ Lonnie Chisenhall also went 5-for-6

+ Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5, and is 14 for his last 28 at the plate

+ Cabrera, Murphy, Yan Gomes and Chisenhall combined to go 15-for-23 with 10 RBI

+ The team went 12-for-26 (.462) with runners in scoring position

+ Michael Bourn hit an RBI triple in the ninth

  • Triple was his AL-best 4th

+ Carlos Santana hit a mammoth two-run homer, his fifth of the season, in the fifth.

Overshadowed by the offensive explosion, Tribe starter Corey Kluber had another dominant outing. He improved to 4-3 by pitching seven innings and striking out nine. In his last five starts, Kluber has a 2.04 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 35.1IP (11.98 K/9).

  • Kluber’s 2.04 ERA since April 24 is the lowest in the AL and second-lowest in the majors
  • His 11.98 K/9 rate is the fourth-best in MLB since April 24

 

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