Hafner Homer Leads Indians Past Blue Jays


CBS Cleveland

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Masterson pitched seven sharp innings, Travis Hafner homered and the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 Friday night.

Vinnie Pestano worked the eighth and All-Star closer Chris Perez finished for his 25th save in 27 chances save as the Indians wrapped up their sixth shutout of the season.

Hafner provided the only run Cleveland would need when he led off the second with a towering drive to right, his eighth.

The Indians put runners at second and third in the fourth when Carlos Santana walked and Michael Brantley doubled, but Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero struck out Los Marson and got Johnny Damon to ground out.

Masterson (6-8) was hit hard in his final start before the All-Star break, allowing eight runs and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings on July 6 in a loss to Tampa Bay, an outing that raised his ERA…

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