Rookie Danny Salazar pitched six superb innings to win his major league debut, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
Salazar, who began the season in Double-A ball, allowed just one run and two hits. The right-hander didn't give up a hit until the sixth and struck out seven. The hard-throwing 23-year-old was shocked at being called up, but he pitched with the nerves of a seasoned veteran and gave the Indians a much-needed strong outing.
Chris Perez gave up a run in a shaky ninth but got his 11th save.
Asdrubal Cabrera homered in the first off R.A. Dickey (8-10) and Lonnie Chisenhall drove in a run in Cleveland's two-run sixth.
Jose Bautista hit an RBI double for Toronto's only run off Salazar, who was recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Columbus and is likely to be headed back to the Clippers.
If Salazar was nervous, he certainly didn't show it.
Unleashing a fastball that registered 99 mph on the stadium radar gun, he coas...