Blue Jays outlast Indians in slugfest

10:11 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The annual Home Run Derby isn't until July 15. But for fans at Rogers Centre, it felt like it was.

Six different players connected for seven home runs as the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Cleveland Indians, 10-8.

J.P. Arencibia went 3-for-4 with two home runs for the Blue Jays, who avoided a three-game sweep. Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run shot, while Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus both had two-run homers.

Reyes was also walked twice, scored three times and had a stolen base in the victory, Toronto's first of the season.

Toronto starter Mark Buehrle gave up six runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. Steve Delabar (1-0) got the final two outs of the top of the sixth to pick up the win, while Casey Janssen pitched a flawless ninth to earn the save.

Carlos Santana and Mark Reynolds both hit solo shots and had two RBI for the Indians. Lonnie Chisenhall also knocked in a pair of runs in defeat.

Brett Myers (0-1) allowed seven runs and four of Toronto's homers in five innings.

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