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2012 Season
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2012-04-07 Toronto Blue Jays 7 @ Cleveland Indians 4Final
DATE HOME AWAY RESULT Game # Record
2012-04-05 Cleveland Indians – 4 Toronto Blue Jays – 7 FINAL 1 1-0
Day Game | Streak: 1 | W: Perez, L: Asencio
Box Score & Play By PlayGame Discussion (0)
Game Rare Feats / Notable Performances
 Longest Opening Day game in MLB history
Blue Jays Debuts
 Omar Vizquel made his Blue Jays debut.
 Sergio Santos made his Blue Jays debut.
 Darren Oliver made his Blue Jays debut.
 Adeiny Hechavarría made his Blue Jays debut.
 Francisco Cordero made his Blue Jays debut.
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This game will be played on | Time: 5:14 | Attendance: 43,190
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Additional Data:
Innings: 9
Event: | Round: | Weather:

Game Played on Thursday, April 5, 2012 (D) at Progressive Field
TOR A    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  0    3  –   7 10  1
CLE A    0  4  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  –   4  7  0
BATTING
Toronto Blue Jays            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Escobar ss                    8   1   2   0       0   3       4   4
Johnson 2b                    5   1   1   0       2   3       5   9
Bautista rf,1b,rf             4   1   3   2       2   1       7   1
Lind 1b                       3   0   1   0       1   0      10   0
  Davis pr,rf,lf              3   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Encarnacion dh                7   0   2   2       0   3       0   0
Lawrie 3b                     6   1   0   0       1   2       0   2
Thames lf                     4   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Vizquel lf,1b               2   1   0   0       0   0       4   0
Arencibia c                   7   1   1   3       0   3      13   1
Rasmus cf                     7   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Romero p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Frasor p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Oliver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Janssen p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cordero p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Villanueva p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Perez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Santos p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       56   7  10   7       7  16      48  20
FIELDING – 
DP: 3. Johnson-Escobar-Lind, Escobar-Lind, Escobar-Johnson-Bautista.
E: Rasmus (1).
BATTING – 
2B: Lind (1,off Masterson); Encarnacion (1,off C. Perez); Escobar (1,off Smith).
HR: Bautista (1,4th inning off Masterson 0 on 1 out); Arencibia (1,16th inning
off Valdez 2 on 0 out).
SF: Bautista (1,off C. Perez).
HBP: Johnson (1,by Pestano).
GDP: Lind (1,off Masterson); Thames (1,off Smith); Davis (1,off Valdez).
IBB: Bautista (1,by Sipp).
Team LOB: 10.
Cleveland Indians            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brantley cf                   6   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Cabrera ss                    7   0   1   0       0   1       7   7
Choo rf                       4   0   1   0       2   0       1   0
Santana c                     4   1   0   0       3   2      15   0
Hafner dh                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Donald pr,dh                2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Duncan lf                     2   1   1   0       1   1       0   0
  Cunningham pr,lf            2   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Kotchman 1b                   7   0   0   1       0   1      14   2
Kipnis 2b                     5   1   0   0       2   2       3   3
Hannahan 3b                   6   1   2   3       0   2       1   6
Masterson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  C. Perez p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Pestano p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sipp p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valdez p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       49   4   7   4      11  12      48  22
FIELDING – 
DP: 3. Masterson-Cabrera-Kotchman, Kipnis-Cabrera-Kotchman, Hannahan-Cabrera-Kipnis.
BATTING – 
2B: Duncan (1,off Romero); Brantley (1,off Romero).
HR: Hannahan (1,2nd inning off Romero 2 on 2 out).
SH: Cunningham (1,off Cordero).
HBP: Choo (1,by Romero).
GDP: Hafner (1,off Romero); Kotchman (1,off Oliver); Cabrera (1,off Perez).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING – 
CS: Choo (1,2nd base by Frasor/Arencibia).
PITCHING
Toronto Blue Jays            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Romero                        5     3   4   4   3   4   1  20
Frasor                        1     0   0   0   2   1   0   4
Oliver                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Janssen                       1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Cordero                       1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Villanueva                    2.1   1   0   0   2   2   0  10
Perez W(1-0)                  4     0   0   0   3   3   0  14
Santos                        0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                       16     7   4   4  11  12   1  62
Frasor faced 1 batter in the 7th inning
HBP: Romero (1,Choo).
Inherited Runners – Scored: Oliver 1-0; Perez 2-0.
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Cleveland Indians            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Masterson                     8     2   1   1   1  10   1  27
C. Perez                      0.2   3   3   3   2   0   0   7
Pestano                       1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Smith                         1.2   2   0   0   0   1   0   6
Sipp                          1.1   0   0   0   2   2   0   6
Valdez L(0-1)                 3     2   3   3   2   2   1  13
Totals                       16    10   7   7   7  16   2  65
WP: Masterson (1).
HBP: Pestano (1,Johnson).
IBB: Sipp (1,Bautista).
Inherited Runners – Scored: Pestano 2-0; Sipp 1-0.
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Umpires: HP – Tim Welke, 1B – Mark Carlson, 2B – Mike Everitt, 3B – Paul Schrieber
Official Scorer: Chad Broski
Time of Game: 5:14   Attendance: 43190
Starting Lineups:

   Toronto Blue Jays             Cleveland Indians        
1. Escobar             ss        Brantley            cf
2. Johnson             2b        Cabrera             ss
3. Bautista            rf        Choo                rf
4. Lind                1b        Santana             c
5. Encarnacion         dh        Hafner              dh
6. Lawrie              3b        Duncan              lf
7. Thames              lf        Kotchman            1b
8. Arencibia           c         Kipnis              2b
9. Rasmus              cf        Hannahan            3b
   Romero              p         Masterson           p

BLUE JAYS 1ST: the longest Opening Day game in history;
Escobar struck out; Johnson struck out; Bautista struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Brantley struck out; Cabrera popped to second; Choo
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue
Jays 0, Indians 0.

BLUE JAYS 2ND: Lind doubled to center; Encarnacion popped to
first; Lawrie grounded out (first to pitcher) [Lind to third];
Thames grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Santana walked; Hafner struck out; Duncan doubled
to left [Santana to third]; Kotchman grounded out (first
unassisted) [Santana scored, Duncan to third]; Kipnis walked;
Hannahan homered [Duncan scored, Kipnis scored]; Brantley
doubled to left; Cabrera grounded out (third to first); 4 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 3RD: Arencibia was called out on strikes; Rasmus
grounded out (pitcher to first); Escobar struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, Indians 4.

INDIANS 3RD: Choo was hit by a pitch; Santana walked [Choo to
second]; Hafner grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Choo to third, Santana out at second]; Choo was out
trying to advance to home (catcher unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Blue Jays 0, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 4TH: Johnson struck out; Bautista homered; Lind
grounded out (third to first); Encarnacion struck out; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Indians 4.

INDIANS 4TH: Duncan struck out; Kotchman grounded out (shortstop
to first); Kipnis grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 5TH: Lawrie grounded out (shortstop to first); Thames
grounded out (shortstop to first); Arencibia grounded out (first
to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Indians 4.

INDIANS 5TH: Hannahan lined to center; Brantley grounded out
(second to first); Cabrera struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Blue Jays 1, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 6TH: Rasmus grounded out (second to first); Escobar
grounded out (second to first); Johnson lined to shortstop; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Indians 4.

INDIANS 6TH: FRASOR REPLACED ROMERO (PITCHING); Choo walked;
Santana was called out on strikes; Hafner flied to center; Choo
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 7TH: Bautista walked; Lind grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Bautista out at second];
Encarnacion struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1,
Indians 4.

INDIANS 7TH: Duncan walked; CUNNINGHAM RAN FOR DUNCAN; OLIVER
REPLACED FRASOR (PITCHING); Kotchman grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Cunningham out at second]; Kipnis was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1,
Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 8TH: CUNNINGHAM STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Lawrie
struck out; Thames flied to left; Arencibia struck out but
advanced to first on a wild pitch; Rasmus lined to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Indians 4.

INDIANS 8TH: JANSSEN REPLACED OLIVER (PITCHING); Hannahan
grounded out (second to first); Brantley grounded out (first
unassisted); Cabrera singled to center; Choo singled to right
[Cabrera to third]; Santana struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Blue Jays 1, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 9TH: C. PEREZ REPLACED MASTERSON (PITCHING); Escobar
singled to center; Johnson singled to center [Escobar to third];
Bautista out on a sacrifice fly to center [Escobar scored,
Johnson to second]; Lind walked; DAVIS RAN FOR LIND; Encarnacion
doubled to left [Johnson scored, Davis scored]; Lawrie reached
on a fielder’s choice [Encarnacion out at third (pitcher to
third to shortstop)]; Thames walked [Lawrie to second]; PESTANO
REPLACED C. PEREZ (PITCHING); Arencibia grounded out (third to
first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

INDIANS 9TH: BAUTISTA CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); DAVIS
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); CORDERO REPLACED JANSSEN
(PITCHING); Hafner singled to left [Hafner to second (error by
Rasmus)]; DONALD RAN FOR HAFNER; Cunningham out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Donald to third]; Kotchman grounded out
(first unassisted); Kipnis grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 10TH: DONALD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Rasmus
popped to second; Escobar struck out; Johnson was hit by a
pitch; Bautista singled to right [Johnson to second]; Davis
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians
4.

INDIANS 10TH: VILLANUEVA REPLACED CORDERO (PITCHING); Hannahan
was called out on strikes; Brantley grounded out (second to
first); Cabrera grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 11TH: SMITH REPLACED PESTANO (PITCHING); Encarnacion
singled to center; Lawrie forced Encarnacion (shortstop to
second); Thames grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Lawrie out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue
Jays 4, Indians 4.

INDIANS 11TH: Choo flied to left; Santana lined to shortstop;
Donald walked; Cunningham flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 12TH: Arencibia struck out; Rasmus flied to left;
Escobar doubled to center; SIPP REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING);
Johnson walked; Bautista was walked intentionally [Escobar to
third, Johnson to second]; Davis flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

INDIANS 12TH: Kotchman struck out; Kipnis walked; Hannahan
singled to right [Kipnis to third]; PEREZ REPLACED VILLANUEVA
(PITCHING); Brantley walked [Hannahan to second]; VIZQUEL
REPLACED THAMES (PLAYING LF); Cabrera grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Brantley out at second];
Omar Vizquel played as a fifth infielder; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 13TH: Encarnacion struck out; Lawrie struck out;
Vizquel grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

INDIANS 13TH: BAUTISTA CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); DAVIS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); VIZQUEL CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 1B); Choo lined to left; Santana walked; Donald struck
out; Cunningham popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue
Jays 4, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 14TH: VALDEZ REPLACED SIPP (PITCHING); Arencibia flied
to left; Rasmus struck out; Escobar grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

INDIANS 14TH: Kotchman popped to second; Kipnis struck out;
Hannahan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians
4.

BLUE JAYS 15TH: Johnson walked; Bautista singled to center
[Johnson to second]; On a bunt Davis grounded into a double play
(third to shortstop to second) [Johnson to third, Bautista out
at second]; Encarnacion grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

INDIANS 15TH: Brantley grounded out (third to first); Cabrera
flied to right; Choo walked; Santana flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.

BLUE JAYS 16TH: Lawrie walked; Vizquel reached on a fielder’s
choice [Lawrie to second]; Arencibia homered [Lawrie scored,
Vizquel scored]; Rasmus popped to third; Escobar lined to
shortstop; Johnson was called out on strikes; at the start of
the inning, Blue Jays pitcher Luis Perez walked onto the field
from the dugout crossing the foul line; he had entered the game
in the 12th inning; Jays closer Sergio Santos came jogging in
from the bullpen at the same time; the umpires sent Santos back
because Perez walked onto the field; according to the new rule
3.05(d) Perez had to pitch to the first batter, thus taking the
save opportunity away from Santos; 3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Blue Jays 7, Indians 4.

INDIANS 16TH: Donald grounded out (second to first); SANTOS
REPLACED PEREZ (PITCHING); Cunningham walked; Kotchman grounded
out (pitcher to first) [Cunningham to second]; Kipnis grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 7,
Indians 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Blue Jays        7  10   1   10
 Indians          4   7   0   10