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Blue Jays looking to build on momentum against Indians

Cleveland infielder Nick Swisher celebrates following the Toronto Blue Jays' season opener against the Cleveland Indians at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

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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)

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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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