Blue Jays cough up another one to Indians

Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow wipes his forehead on the mound at the Rogers Centre in...

Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow wipes his forehead on the mound at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, April 3, 2013. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

TORONTO - The Blue Jays are built to score runs in bunches, in all sorts of ways. They have speed to burn and power to spare but right now they can't seem to get out of their own way.

For the better part of two games, their many weapons had been stifled, both by the Cleveland Indians pitchers and by their own tightly-wound, pent-up emotions.

Down a run with just two outs to go, it was time to go back to a power source, tried and true, and Jose Bautista was more than happy to oblige.

Bautista's first home run of the year, a liner off Cleveland closer Chris Perez that left the Rogers Centre in a heartbeat, tied the game at 2-2 and while it may have seemed to the 24,619 on hand that the ice had been broken, all it did was set up further misery.

That came in the top of the 11th when Cleveland's Mark Reynolds tonged a Sergio Santos fastball for a homer deep to centre to give the Indians their second consecutive win, a 3-2 decision, over the Jays in this season-opening series.

The Big Blue machine has now scored just three runs in two games. They could take a page from the Indians, who have scrapped and scraped for a couple of wins, taking advantage of whatever the Blue Jays give them.


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