Toronto Blue Jays (43-45) at Cleveland Indians (46-42, before Monday’s game)
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. (EDT): RHP Josh Johnson (1-3, 4.89 ERA) vs. RHP Ubaldo Jiminez (6-4, 4.67)
Wedsneday, 7:05 p.m.: RHP Esmil Rogers (3-4. 3.84) vs. RHP Justin Masterson (10-7, 3.78)
Thursday, 12:05 p.m.: LHP Mark Buehrle (5-5, 4.50) vs. TBA
Notes: Blue Jays followed up an 11-game win string by losing series to Tampa Bay, Boston and Detroit, before taking two of three from Minnesota. … Indians have lost five of six after Monday’s 4-2 defeat in 10 innings against Detroit.… Cleveland is in second place, 3 1/2 games behind in the American League Central and 3 1/2behind in the wild-card chase. … Opening the season against the Indians at Rogers Centre, Jays lost the first two games, setting the tone for a crippling April. … Since then, Indians are 6-19 vs. AL East. … Masterson was named to the AL all-star team, along with 2B Jason Kipnis, who hit .446 during a recent 16-game run, with four HR and 20 RBIs.… With his 16th homer last Sunday, Jays OF Colby Rasmus has some stats approaching those of Baltimore all-star Adam Jones, including homers (tied), slugging percentage (.476/.498), on-base percentage (.324/.313). … Jays SS Jose Reyes has three homers in eight games. … Blue Jays had Monday off, but participated in the club’s annual charity golf tournament, the club hoped to raise $650,000 for the Jays Care Foundation.
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