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Indians Vs. Blue Jays Final: Tribe Seeming To Flat-Line; Toronto Wins 11-1 On Complete Game By Jo-Jo Reyes

The Indians were thoroughly beat down in Toronto tonight, as the Blue Jays scored seven runs in the fourth inning on their way to an 11-1 rout of the floundering Tribe, whose lead over Detroit is down to five games.

Fausto Carmona made it through two scoreless innings, then gave up a two-run homer to Jayson Nix in the third to make it 2-0 Toronto.

Shelley Duncan launched a bomb to make it 2-1 in the top of the fourth, but then the wheels came off and this one was as good as over not even halfway through.

In the fourth, the Jays extended their lead to 4-1 on a two-run double by Rajai Davis. It became 6-1 when Orlando Cabrera misplayed a ground ball from Corey Patterson which allowed two runs to score. Jose Bautista doubled in two more runs, and yet another double, this one off the bat of J.P. Arencibia made it 9-1.

The Jays scored their final two runs in the fifth off of Chad Durbin on an RBI single from Yunel Escobar and a sac fly from Patterson.

Jo-Jo Reyes, who had not won since 2008, when he pitched for Atlanta, went the distance, giving up eight hits and the one run on the Duncan blast, while walking four and striking out four. Reyes (1-4, 4.15 ERA) needed 121 pitches for the complete game, but with a 10-run lead with four innings to go, the rest was pretty simple.

Carmona falls to 3-6 on the season, while his ERA balloons to 5.31. Carmona surrendered nine runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits with two walks and three K's in only four innings of work. Durbin worked two innings, allowing two runs, and Rafael Perez finished up with two scoreless innings.

The Indians will try to get their act together on Tuesday night at 7:07 when Mitch Talbot tries to improve on his dreadful performance against the Red Sox in his first game back from the disabled list on Wednesday, when he surrendered eight runs on 12 hits in only three innings.

Talbot will be opposed by Brandon Morrow (2-2).

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