Jays’ game with Indians scrubbed again

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND–The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays will try again in a couple of weeks.
The teams will play a traditional doubleheader starting at 1:10 p.m. on May 3 at Progressive Field after their series finale was postponed by rain yesterday.
The game was called about four hours before the scheduled 1:10 p.m. first pitch.
Saturday’s game also was rained out.
Toronto, in its only previously-scheduled trip to Cleveland this season, broke the Indians’ five-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory Friday night.
Both teams should have a better chance of getting on the field in their next series. The Indians open a two-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico against the Minnesota Twins tonight.
The Jays, meanwhile, start a three-game series against Kansas City at Rogers Centre tonight.
Corey Kluber (1-1), working on seven days of rest, will pitch the first game against the Twins.
The reigning AL Cy Young winner struck out 13 and allowed two hits in eight innings for his first win of the season against Detroit on April 9.
The Indians finished 6-2 on their first homestand of the season, which included a ballpark-record low temperature 32 degrees F for the start of the April 8 game against Kansas City.
Cleveland’s strong pitching has overcome a struggling offence. The Indians have allowed three runs or fewer in 10 games and gave up just 16 runs in the homestand.
Cleveland is batting .200 as a team but has reached double figures in hits the last three games.
Jaime Garcia (1-0) had been scheduled to start yesteray for Toronto, which has won seven of 10.
The Jays are playing without third baseman Josh Donaldson, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a sore right shoulder.
The 2015 AL MVP is batting .239 with three homers and nine RBIs in 12 games.
Donaldson is in Florida working on a throwing program; it’s unclear how long he’ll be out.
Left-fielder Teoscar Hernandez, called up from ‘AAA’ Buffalo to replace Donaldson, drove in the winning run with an RBI double in the seventh inning off relief ace Andrew Miller on Friday.
Right-fielder Randal Grichuk, acquired from St. Louis in January, has struggled through the first two weeks, batting just .071 amid a 1-for-16 slump.
Elsewhere in the AL yesterday, Boston beat Baltimore 3-1, Oakland edged Seattle 2-1, and Texas downed Houston 3-1 (10 innings).
Chicago at Minnesota and the L.A. Angels at Kansas City also were postponed, as was a doubleheader between the N.Y. Yankees and host Detroit Tigers.
Over in the NL, New York beat Milwaukee 3-2, Pittsburgh upended Miami 7-3, St. Louis edged Cincinnati 3-2, Colorado topped Washington 6-5, L.A. dumped Arizona 7-2, and San Diego bombed San Francisco 10-1.
Atlanta at Chicago was postponed.
Philadelphia dumped Tampa Bay 10-4 in interleague play.

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