By Sean Tuttle
The day began with all the celebrator grandeur of Opening Day and Justin Masterson dominated for eight innings, but Chris Perez could not close the game and the Cleveland Indians allowed the Toronto Blue Jays to steal the opener, 7-4.
The Tribe’s bats would come alive in the bottom of the second. Carlos Santana started the inning off with a walk, Travis Hafner struckout swinging for the first out, Shelly Duncan doubled to left and advanced Santana to third. Kotchman with his first appearance as an Indian grounded out to first, but struck first on the scoreboard with Santana scoring. Jason Kipnis followed with a walk which set up Jack Hannahan who hit a three run home run to right field. Michael Brantley followed with a double of his own, giving the tribe three extra base hits in the inning.