Indians 7, Blue Jays 3
TORONTO (AP) _ Paul Sorrento homered and drove in four runs Monday night as Orel Hershiser and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 for their fourth straight win.
Hershiser (11-5) pitched seven innings, allowing three runs while striking out eight and walking none. He is 4-0 in his last five starts and 6-2 since coming off the disabled list July 7.
Alan Embree pitched two scoreless innings for his first major league save.
Edwin Hurtado (5-2) gave up six runs on just four hits in five innings. He walked seven.
Sorrento had an RBI double during a four-run second inning, made it 6-0 in the third with his 20th homer, a two-run shot, and singled home a run in the ninth. Albert Belle extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games.
Jim Thome and Manny Ramirez, who walked four times, drew leadoff walks in the second. Sorrento followed with a double, Sandy Alomar hit an RBI single and Kenny Lofton hit a ball through shortstop Alex Gonzalez’s legs, scoring Sorrento. Carlos Baerga added a sacrifice fly, making it 4-0.
Ramirez drew a one-out walk in the third and Sorrento followed with a drive into the second deck in right, just inside the foul pole.
Ed Sprague drove in Toronto’s first run with a single in the fourth. Gonzalez led off the fifth with his ninth homer and Roberto Alomar hit an RBI single later in the inning. Alomar has a 16-game hitting streak.
Notes: Eddie Murray has 3,024 hits, moving him past Lou Brock into 16th place on the career list. ... Thome has walked in nine straight games. ... Gonzalez was 0-for-17 against Cleveland this season before homering. ... Demetra Christakos, a 35-year-old woman from Sudbury, Ontario, was hit in the head by a line drive foul off the bat of Joe Carter in the first inning. She was conscious and taken to Toronto General Hospital as a precaution.