Today in Tribe History: April 5, 2012
Bob Toth | On 05, Apr 2015
2012 – On a chilly afternoon in Cleveland, the Indians and Blue Jays play a Major League Opening Day record 16 innings before Toronto claimed the victory, 7-4.
The Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning, led by a three-run home run from third baseman Jack Hannahan. A three-run ninth inning by the Jays off of Tribe closer Chris Perez spoiled a two-hit, eight-inning effort by starting pitcher Justin Masterson. In to protect the three-run lead, Perez allowed a pair of singles to start the inning before a sacrifice fly. A walk and a two-run double by Edwin Encarnacion tied up the contest.