Indians 5, Blue Jays 4
TORONTO (AP) _ Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez and Tony Pena homered as the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 Sunday.
Cleveland starter Charles Nagy (3-1) went six innings, giving up one run on six hits.
Jose Mesa, the fifth Indians pitcher, got his eighth save despite giving up an RBI single to Joe Carter in the ninth. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam by getting Ed Sprague to hit into an inning-ending double play.
Toronto starter Danny Darwin (1-4) allowed only three hits in six innings, but two were homers by Ramirez and Pena.
The Blue Jays loaded the bases three times _ twice with one out, the other with none out _ but only managed sacrifice flies by Robbie Alomar in the fifth and Devon White in the eighth.
Ramirez hit his 12th homer leading off the third. Pena’s two-run homer made it 3-0, and Omar Vizquel’s RBI single in the fifth made it 4-0 before the Blue Jays rallied.
Notes: Alomar has played 74 error-free games in a row. ... Toronto used a different shortstop for each of the three games in the series, with Alex Gonzalez, Tomas Perez and Domingo Cedeno getting playing time. ... Paul Molitor, who sat out the three previous games with a leg injury, pinch hit in the eighth and drew a walk.