Jays win, but didn't make it easy on themselves -- again

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays throws to first against the Cleveland Indians during MLB...

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays throws to first against the Cleveland Indians during MLB action in Toronto, Ont. on Tuesday May 13, 2014. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:03 PM ET

This Toronto Blue Jays team doesn’t seem to be able to do anything the easy way.

Already this year the Jays have lost five times when leading after six innings.

They made a brave attempt to make it six but, in this one, the Cleveland Indians fell short, rallying from behind a 5-1 deficit as Toronto held on for a 5-4 victory in the opener of a three-game set at Rogers Centre.

The Jays scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to send R.A. Dickey out for the seventh with a four-run cushion. But, after limiting the Indians to three hits and just one run, he lost his command and by the time the inning was over, Cleveland was back in it, trailing by a run.


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