Box Score: Blue Jays 0, Indians 1

What a great way to start off the second half. Justin Masterson was, well, masterful, and the usual duo of Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez was dominant in the final two frames.

A solo shot in the second by Travis Hafner was all of the firepower the Indians offense needed to improve to 45-41 on the season. This was a crucial victory with both Detroit and the White Sox leading as of the completion of Cleveland’s game.

Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Cleveland
– T. Hafner homered to deep right
S. Choo rf400000000.295
A. Cabrera ss400000201.282
J. Kipnis 2b200002100.275
T. Hafner dh411110101.232
C. Santana 1b201002000.224
    C. Kotchman 1b000000000.241
M. Brantley cf403000100.294
L. Marson c401000105.295
J. Damon lf302000012.223
    A. Cunningham lf100000101.189
J. Hannahan 3b400000204.239
2B – M Brantley (25, R Romero).
HR – T Hafner (8, 2nd inning off R Romero 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI – T Hafner (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Cabrera 1, L Marson 1, J Damon 2, J Hannahan 1.
GIDP – T Hafner.
Team LOB – 8.
 Base Running
SB – J Damon (4, 2nd base off J Frasor/J Arencibia).
CS – J Kipnis (2, 2nd base by R Romero/J Arencibia), C Santana (2, 2nd base by D Oliver/J Arencibia).
DP – 2 (A Cabrera-J Kipnis-C Santana, J Kipnis-C Santana).
B. Lawrie 3b400000100.287
C. Rasmus cf400000001.256
J. Bautista rf400000100.241
E. Encarnacion 1b300001100.293
A. Lind dh302000100.215
    B. Francisco pr-dh000000000.244
Y. Escobar ss301000103.254
K. Johnson 2b301000003.247
R. Davis lf300000101.249
J.P. Arencibia c301000200.226
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C Rasmus 1, K Johnson 2.
GIDP – Y Escobar, R Davis.
Team LOB – 4.
DP – 1 (B Lawrie-Y Escobar-E Encarnacion).
J. Masterson (W, 6-8)7.05001501.324.14
V. Pestano (H, 24)1.00000201.001.70
C. Perez (S, 25)1.00000101.083.24
R. Romero (L, 8-5)6.06112611.465.03
J. Frasor1.01000101.383.63
D. Oliver1.00002000.951.38
C. Janssen1.01000200.882.29