INDIANS 7, BLUE JAYS 4
at Dunedin, Fla.
Wednesday, March 8
Blue Jays at the plate:
Eric Hinske hit a towering solo home run to right field -- his second shot of the spring -- off Cleveland left-hander Jeremy Sowers in the second inning. Catcher Guillermo Quiroz added a solo homer in the sixth. Ryan Patterson added an RBI single in the eighth.
Indians at the plate:
Third baseman Andy Marte, who was acquired from Boston in the Coco Crisp deal, went 4-for-4. He hit a two-run home run off Toronto starter A.J. Burnett in the second inning, added a sacrifice fly in the third, and had two singles and a double with a run scored.
Blue Jays on the mound:
Burnett gave up four runs on five hits in three innings. He struck out four, walked one and hit a batter. Left-hander B.J. Ryan pitched one scoreless inning and had one walk and a strikeout.
Indians on the mound:
Sowers pitched three innings and gave up two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out one. Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie pitched two scoreless, hitless innings and struck out two.
Grapefruit League records:
Toronto 2-6, Cleveland 6-3
Toronto right-hander Josh Towers will take the mound against Detroit righty Joel Zumaya when the Blue Jays host the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. ET on Thursday at Knology Park.
Cleveland right-hander Jason Johnson will start against Washington lefty Billy Traber when the Indians host the Nationals at 1:05 p.m. on Thursday at Chain of Lakes Park.
Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.