Indians' 6-run Rally Defeats Blue Jays

Blake, Francisco hit two-run doubles to spark big inning
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 10:08 PM CDT
Indians' 6-run Rally Defeats Blue Jays
Cleveland Indians pitcher Masa Kobayashi, right, celebrates with catcher Victor Martinez after the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1, in a baseball game, Friday, May 9, 2008, in Cleveland.    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Casey Blake and Ben Francisco hit two-run doubles in a six-run seventh inning to help C.C. Sabathia and the Cleveland Indians defeat Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 in a duel of Cy Young Award winners last night. Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells jammed his left wrist while making a diving catch and left in the sixth inning.

Sabathia (2-5) struck out nine over seven innings. The reigning AL Cy Young winner gave up six hits, walked two and won for the first time in five decisions at home this season. Halladay (3-5) lost for the fourth time in five starts and fell to 5-1 in his career against Cleveland. The 2003 winner fanned nine and had a 1-0 lead until the seventh. (More MLB stories.)

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