Murphy, Chisenhall get five hits each for Indians

TORONTO — An impressive offensive display by the Cleveland Indians overshadowed another solid start from
Corey Kluber.
David Murphy had five hits and five RBIs, Lonnie Chisenhall had five hits and an RBI and the Indians beat
the Toronto Blue Jays 15-4 on Wednesday night.
“One of those games you love to be a part of,” Murphy said.
Kluber pitched seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season, and Carlos Santana
and Yan Gomes homered as the Indians set season-highs with 22 hits and 15 runs in winning for the sixth
time in eight games.
“From top to bottom, we either took walks or got hits,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.” Just a good
night all the way around.”
Kluber (4-3) allowed two runs and four hits, walked one and struck out nine. The right-hander is 3-0 with
a 2.04 ERA in his past five starts, with 47 strikeouts over 34 1-3 innings.
“I’m more and more impressed with him each time he goes out there,” Murphy said. “He’s got the stuff to
be an ace.”
Infielder Steve Tolleson came on to record the final out in the ninth inning after Gomes drilled a
three-run homer off Neil Wagner. Throwing knuckleballs, Tolleson faced two batters, giving up a double
to Chisenhall before Mike Aviles popped out.
It was the first time two Indians had five hits in a nine-inning game since Johnny Hodapp and Luke Sewell
had five each against the Yankees on July 29, 1928.
The last time it happened in the majors was last Sept. 6, when Andy Dirks and Omar Infante had five hits
each for Detroit against Kansas City.
The bottom four batters in Cleveland’s lineup combined for 14 hits, 10 RBIs and scored five runs.
“That makes you feel good when you’re getting contributions all up and down,” Francona said. “That’s the
kind of team we have to be.”
Kluber retired the first 13 batters before giving up his first hit, a double by Adam Lind. One out later,
Lind scored on Brett Lawrie’s double.
Bryan Shaw worked the eighth and Carlos Carrasco finished for the Indians.
Michael Brantley, whose 11-game hitting streak ended in Tuesday’s loss, doubled to open the fifth and
scored when Santana followed with a homer into the second deck. Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a single,
chasing Blue Jays starter Dustin McGowan.
McGowan (2-2) allowed four runs and nine hits in four-plus innings. He walked two and struck out three.

“All my pitches were fine tonight,” McGowan said. “I just got hit hard.”
McGowan is winless with an ERA of 9.19 in four home starts this season, but 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in four
road starts. He dropped to 0-3 with a 10.61 ERA in five career games against the Indians.
Toronto cut it to 4-2 on Jose Bautista’s RBI double in the sixth, but Edwin Encarnacion fouled out and
Lind flied out to the wall in left.
Cleveland capped it with a six-run, 10-batter ninth. Michael Bourn hit an RBI triple and scored on a base
hit by Jose Ramirez. Murphy hit a two-run double and Gomes ended a 12-pitch at bat by homering.
Brantley left in the fifth with a sore back. He was replaced by Nyjer Morgan, who lasted just half an
inning before spraining his right knee. Ramirez replaced Morgan, going in at second base as Aviles moved
to left.
Francona said he wasn’t sure whether Brantley or Morgan would be available Thursday. Morgan was wearing a
brace to immobilize his leg after the game.
“We need to see how he shows up in the morning,” Francona said of Morgan.
NOTES: Tolleson is the seventh position player to pitch for the Blue Jays. … This was the third
five-hit game of Murphy’s career. … The last time Cleveland had two or more players with at least five
hits in a game was July 10, 1932, when Johnny Burnett had nine and Earl Averill and Eddie Morgan had
five each in an 18-inning game against the Philadelphia Athletics. … The Blue Jays placed C Dioner
Navarro on the family medical emergency list and optioned RHP Chad Jenkins to Triple-A Buffalo. Toronto
recalled C Erik Kratz and Wagner from Triple-A. … Indians RHP Danny Salazar (1-3) faces LHP J.A. Happ
(1-1) in Thursday’s series finale.