Blue Jays overpower Indians for first win of season

Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes celebrates with teammate Jose Bautista after the outfielder hit a...

Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes celebrates with teammate Jose Bautista after the outfielder hit a home run against the Indians at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, April 4, 2013. (FRED THORNHILL/Reuters)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:31 PM ET

TORONTO - That isn't a warm breeze coming up off Lake Ontario.

It's a collective sigh of relief from a city that was beginning to think it had been swindled into believing it would be watching a World Series contender.

After two opening losses, the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-8 Thursday night but they put 19,515 fans on an emotional teeter-totter doing it.

In their first two games when the Jays got the pitching, they didn't get the hitting.

Thursday night they got the hitting -- including five home runs -- but watched starter Mark Buehrle scuffle.

So, while they haven't put their game together, it was a night when they flexed some muscle, and Emilio Bonifacio and Jose Reyes got to flash some of the promised speed.

It was a night filled alternately with cheers and jeers.


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