Jays' Johnson goes on attack but still loses

Toronto Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson pitches during MLB action against the Cleveland Indians in...

Toronto Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson pitches during MLB action against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland, July 9, 2013. (REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:00 AM ET

Josh Johnson sported a new do but the outcome was the same sad story.

His locks buzzed like an army recruit, Johnson was in attack mode through the opening three innings when he set the Indians down in order, striking out four.

The second time through the order, however, was a nightmare as once Johnson walked Asdrubal Cabrera with one out in the fourth and had to pitch out of the stretch, bad news quickly followed.

Consecutive singles by Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher and Michael Brantley produced two runs and the Tribe never looked back as Cleveland scored a 3-0 victory in a game whose start was delayed 36 minutes due to showers.

Offensively, the Jays had base runners galore but couldn’t drive them in. Through the opening five innings, they had a runner in scoring position in four innings but went 1-for-10 at the plate.


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