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Indians Win Fifth In A Row, LaPorta Homers Again, Duncan Also Goes Yard

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Matt LaPorta and Shelley Duncan hit back-to- back home runs during a six-run fourth inning rally that carried Cleveland to a 6-1 win and four-game series sweep over Toronto.

Trevor Crowe had three hits and knocked in a run and Jason Donald had two hits and scored once for the Indians, who have won a season-high five straight games.

Justin Masterson (3-7) was the beneficiary of the offense, going 8 1/3 innings to grab the win, as Cleveland pulled off its first four-game sweep of the Jays since August 28-31, 1995. Masterson allowed eight hits, did not walk a batter and fanned five to win for the first time in four starts.

Shawn Marcum (7-4) absorbed the loss after yielding six runs — five earned — on five hits and three walks, while striking out seven over four frames for the Jays, who have dropped five straight.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.