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J.P. Arencibia hit two solo homers, Edwin Encarnacion added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-8 on Thursday night, avoiding their first 0-3 start since 2004.
Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer and Colby Rasmus also connected as the Blue Jays went deep five times.
Arencibia had three hits with two RBIs. He had a second-deck drive to center in the second and a tiebreaking shot to left in the sixth, his seventh career multihomer game.
Carlos Santana and Mark Reynolds replied with solo homers for the Indians, who were trying to start a season with three straight road wins for the first time since 1998.
Steve Delabar (1-0) got two outs for the win and Casey Janssen finished in the ninth for his first save.
Consecutive doubles by Jason Kipnis and Nick Swisher gave the Indians a 1-0 lead in the first, but Toronto answered in the bottom half when Bautista drilled a two-run homer to left, his second in two days.
Arencibia's leadoff drive in the...
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First Pitch: Friday 7:07, Saturday 1:07, Sunday 1:07
Arms: Monday: Felix Doubront, LHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Josh Johnson, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Wednesday: John Lackey, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. J.A. Happ, LHP (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Thursday: Jon Lester, RHP (1-0, 3.60 ERA) vs. R.A. Dickey. RHP (0-1, 4.50 ERA)
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