Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 4/8/12

The Indians got yet another strong performance from their starting pitcher, this time from Derek Lowe (seven innings, five hits, two runs (unearned) and a walk) and Carlos Santana provided the power (two home runs) and the Indians got their first win of the season. Things did get a little hairy in the 9th; Asdrubal Cabrera botched a double-play ball that would’ve ended the game and Chris Perez ended up facing Jose Bautista with the bases loaded. For the entire at-bat, I was thinking about how a HR would make the score 7-4, same as the first two games. Thankfully, Perez came through and got Bautista to pop-up, giving the Tribe their first win of 2012

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Toronto 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 1                            Cleveland 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 x 4 6 2 WP: D. Lowe (1-0) S: C. Perez (1)
LP: J. Carreno (0-1) Toronto AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg Y. Escobar ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .105 K. Johnson 2b 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .357 J. Bautista rf-1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 .333 A. Lind 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250     R. Davis pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 E. Encarnacion dh 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .250 B. Lawrie 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 .214 E. Thames lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 C. Rasmus cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .067 J. Mathis c 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333     B. Francisco ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000  Totals 36 3 9 3 0 2 5 0 18  Batting 2B - E Encarnacion (3, D Lowe); J Mathis (1, D Lowe). SF - B Lawrie. RBI - A Lind (1), E Encarnacion (3), B Lawrie (3). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Johnson 1, J Bautista 2, B Lawrie 1, E Thames 1. GIDP - C Rasmus. Team LOB - 9.  Fielding E - K Johnson (1, field). DP - 1 (Y Escobar-A Lind).  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg M. Brantley cf 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .077 A. Cabrera ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 .200 S. Choo rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .154 C. Santana c 4 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 2 .250 T. Hafner dh 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .200     J. Donald pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 S. Duncan lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .111     A. Cunningham lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 C. Kotchman 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .062 J. Kipnis 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .154 J. Hannahan 3b 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .250  Totals 29 4 6 4 2 6 5 1 16  Batting HR - C Santana 2 (2, 2nd inning off J Carreno 0 on, 0 Out, 5th inning off J Carreno 1 on, 2 Out). RBI - C Santana 3 (3), J Hannahan (4). 2-out RBI - C Santana 2, J Hannahan. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Cabrera 2, C Santana 1, J Kipnis 1. GIDP - J Hannahan. Team LOB - 7.  Base Running SB - J Donald (1, 2nd base off J Frasor/J Mathis). CS - M Brantley (1, 2nd base by J Carreno/J Mathis).  Fielding E - A Cabrera (1, field); J Hannahan (1, field). DP - 1 (J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).  Toronto IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Carreno (L, 0-1) 6.0 6 4 4 4 3 2 1.67 6.00 C. Villanueva 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.20 0.00 J. Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.50 0.00  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA D. Lowe (W, 1-0) 7.0 5 2 0 1 1 0 0.86 0.00 J. Smith (H, 1) 0.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 1.67 3.00 V. Pestano (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.12 3.38 C. Perez (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.62 10.12 Pitches-strikes - J Carreno 97-57; C Villanueva 22-13; J Frasor 23-12; D Lowe 95-61; J Smith 18-12; V Pestano 11-8; C Perez 28-20. Ground balls-fly balls - J Carreno 10-5; C Villanueva 3-0; J Frasor 1-1; D Lowe 16-7; J Smith 0-0; V Pestano 0-0; C Perez 1-2. Batters faced - J Carreno 26; C Villanueva 5; J Frasor 4; D Lowe 27; J Smith 4; V Pestano 2; C Perez 6. Game Details Umpires: HP–Mike Everitt. 1B–Paul Schrieber. 2B–Tim Welke. 3B–Mark Carlson.
Weather: 51 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 17 mph, left to right.
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