Box Score: Blue Jays 3, Indians 0

The Indians faltered again today in a rubber match against the Blue Jays. Toronto scored three times against Derek Lowe in the third, and that was all the offense for the day.

The bats were miserable again today, with the team mustering just five hits and five walks total. Yet again, there were several wasted opportunities and some truly awful at-bats by the bottom of the lineup.

Cleveland now goes off to Tampa Bay for four games this week before returning home Friday to take on Baltimore. Hooray for lots of doses of the AL East right after the All-Star Break.

Scoring Summary
Bot 3rd: Toronto
– J.P. Arencibia singled to center, K. Johnson scored
– C. Rasmus singled to shallow center, J.P. Arencibia scored
– A. Lind walked, C. Rasmus scored, J. Bautista to third, E. Encarnacion to second
S. Choo rf401000201.294
A. Cabrera ss401000102.278
J. Kipnis 2b300001000.272
T. Hafner dh400000102.231
C. Santana c301001102.222
M. Brantley cf302001001.302
C. Kotchman 1b300001103.238
J. Damon lf300000103.219
    S. Duncan ph100000001.233
J. Hannahan 3b200001201.236
    J. Lopez ph100000001.265
2B – M Brantley 2 (27, C Villanueva, D Oliver).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C Santana 1, C Kotchman 1, J Damon 1, J Hannahan 1, J Lopez 1.
GIDP – A Cabrera.
Team LOB – 9.
E – C Santana (6, throw).
DP – 1 (J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).
B. Lawrie 3b400000100.286
C. Rasmus cf411100000.253
J. Bautista rf402000110.245
E. Encarnacion 1b200002001.293
A. Lind dh200101001.229
Y. Escobar ss300000103.251
K. Johnson 2b210001110.245
B. Francisco lf301000201.250
    R. Davis pr-lf000000000.243
J.P. Arencibia c311100100.232
2B – J Bautista (14, J Smith); B Francisco (5, J Smith).
RBI – C Rasmus (54), A Lind (25), J Arencibia (43).
2-out RBI – C Rasmus, A Lind.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – E Encarnacion 1, Y Escobar 2.
GIDP – A Lind.
Team LOB – 4.
 Base Running
SB – J Bautista (5, 2nd base off D Lowe/C Santana), K Johnson (10, 3rd base off D Lowe/C Santana).
CS – R Davis (7, 3rd base by J Smith/C Santana).
DP – 1 (E Encarnacion-Y Escobar).
D. Lowe (L, 8-7)6.03334501.564.43
J. Smith2.02000201.142.97
C. Villanueva (W, 4-0)6.03005801.332.68
J. Frasor1.01000101.373.53
D. Oliver (S, 1)2.01000000.921.30