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Indians nip Blue Jays in rubber game of tense series

Jose Ramirez puts the Indians ahead in the eighth inning with a two-run homer.

Jose Ramirez puts the Indians ahead in the eighth inning with a two-run homer.

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona was more relieved than anything after Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Brett Cecil in the eighth inning, and Cleveland rallied to win the series between AL division leaders.

"We won two out of three, and I think we had the lead for like 10 minutes," Francona said.

The series featured three one-run games, large crowds and a playoff-like atmosphere.

"There's no feeling that I can think of like that," Francona said. "Your heart is in your throat but you like it. It's agony, but it's also awesome."

Tyler Naquin's walkoff inside-the-park home run gave Cleveland a 3-2 victory Friday, and the Blue Jays won 6-5 Saturday.

BREWERS 7, MARINERS 6: Keon Broxton and Chris Carter homered and Scooter Gennett had an RBI single during a four-run ninth inning, helping visiting Milwaukee end a six-game losing streak.

TIGERS 10, RED SOX 5: Justin Upton hit two three-run homers, and Detroit finished a 2-5 homestand with its fourth win in 14 games.

ASTROS 5, ORIOLES 3: Dallas Keuchel was solid through eight innings, Yulieski Gurriel got a hit in his major-league debut and visiting Houston earned a rain-delayed victory.

ROYALS 2, TWINS 1: Danny Duffy improved his August ERA to 1.18, and Eric Hosmer doubled in the go-ahead run as host Kansas City won its eighth straight.

ANGELS 2, YANKEES 0: Albert Pujols had three hits and scored twice on singles by Andrelton Simmons, leading host Los Angeles.

CARDINALS 9, PHILLIES 0: Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings and hit a two-run single, and visiting St. Louis homered four times.

DODGERS 4, REDS 0: Chase Utley homered on the fourth pitch of the game to back 20-year-old rookie Julio Urias, and visiting Los Angeles stopped a three-game losing streak.

BRAVES 7, NATIONALS 6 (10): Jace Peterson hit a walkoff homer in the 10th inning for host Atlanta.

ROCKIES 11, CUBS 4: Nolan Arenado hit two homers and drove in six runs to boost host Colorado.

MARLINS 3, PIRATES 2: Christian Yelich homered in the first inning, and visiting Miami rallied to complete a three-game sweep.

Around the league

A'S: DH Billy Butler was injured in a clubhouse altercation Friday with teammate Danny Valencia, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

BLUE JAYS: Right-hander Aaron Sanchez, 24, who has pitched a career-high 1561/3 innings, is being sent to Class A Dunedin to limit his innings.

Indians nip Blue Jays in rubber game of tense series 08/21/16 [Last modified: Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:06pm]
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