Buehrle, Toronto blank Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.
Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat of the season and went on the disabled list.
Buehrle (4-0) lowered his ERA to 0.64 in four starts.
The left-hander who once pitched a perfect game was pulled after giving up a single and walk to start the eighth. He allowed four hits overall, struck out three and walked three.
Corey Kluber (1-2) allowed five runs in 6 2-3 innings.
Dioner Navarro drove in three runs. Run-scoring singles by Jose Bautista and Navarro in the first put Toronto ahead, which was more than enough for Buehrle against the struggling Indians, who have lost seven of their last nine games.
Navarro added a two-run single in the seventh that chased Kluber.
Buehrle gave Toronto’s overworked bullpen a much-needed breather. The Blue Jays played a doubleheader Thursday in Minnesota and needed four relievers in Friday’s 3-2 win over the Indians.
Cleveland didn’t get a runner past second base and was shut out for the first time this season.