Final
  for this game

Halladay gets start against Indians

Jul 6, 2007 - 3:16 PM Cleveland (51-34) at Toronto (41-43) 7:07 pm EDT

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Roy Halladay takes the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays when they host the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series on Friday.

After making the All-Star squad the last two years, Halladay (9-3, 4.27 ERA) will not be participating in the Midsummer Classic after being out-voted by Boston Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima in the Final Vote.

The 30-year-old Halladay had a four-game winning streak snapped in his previous start, surrendering three runs and 10 hits with three strikeouts over six innings in an 8-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners last Saturday.

The 10-year veteran will have to shut down a talented Indians lineup which includes All-Star catcher Victor Martinez, who is currently on a nine-game hitting streak.

The switch-hitting Martinez is batting .322 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 64 RBI this season.

Cliff Lee (5-4, 4.90) will start for Cleveland, which hopes to avoid a three-game losing streak.

Lee has not received a loss in his last four starts, posting a 3-0 record with a 2.77 ERA over 26 innings over that span.

The 28-year-old lefthander pitched eight innings, yielding just one run and four hits with two walks and a season-high nine strikeouts in a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Sunday.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 6 11 1
    TORONTO 0 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 x 8 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - CLIFF LEE, FERNANDO CABRERA (5TH), TOM MASTNY (7TH) AND KELLY
    SHOPPACH
    TOR - ROY HALLADAY, SCOTT DOWNS (6TH), CASEY JANSSEN
    (7TH), JEREMY ACCARDO (9TH) AND G

    Jul 6 10:08 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    LINE OUT BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED JASON MICHAELS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6
    TORONTO 8 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.260, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 10:04 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ROYCE CLAYTON SCORED MATT STAIRS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R CLAYTON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    TORONTO 8 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: J MCDONALD (.293, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 8:51 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY MATT STAIRS SCORED GREGG ZAUN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M STAIRS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    TORONTO 7 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: R CLAYTON (.225, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 8:50 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JHONNY PERALTA SCORED CASEY BLAKE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PERALTA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5
    TORONTO 6 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: B FRANCISCO (.455, 1-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 8:42 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    TORONTO 6 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.274, 0-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 8:41 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY VERNON WELLS (13) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF CLIFF LEE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3, TORONTO 6
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: R JOHNSON (.265, 0-FOR-0, BB, SAC)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 8:27 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY KELLY SHOPPACH SCORED BEN FRANCISCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    TORONTO 5 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: M ROUSE (.130, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 8:21 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CASEY BLAKE (13) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF ROY HALLADAY.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, TORONTO 5
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.328, 1-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 8:04 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALEX RIOS SCORED JOHN MCDONALD AND VERNON WELLS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, A RIOS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    TORONTO 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F THOMAS (.246, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 7:53 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VERNON WELLS SCORED CURTIS THIGPEN AND ROYCE
    CLAYTON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, V WELLS ON FIRST, J MCDONALD ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    TORONTO 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: R JOHNSON (.265, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 7:51 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHN MCDONALD SCORED GREGG ZAUN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MCDONALD ON FIRST, R CLAYTON ON SECOND, C
    THIGPEN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.255, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 7:49 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 1 3 0
    TORONTO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - CLIFF LEE
    TOR - ROY HALLADAY

    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.255, 12 HR, 46 RBI)
    R JOHNSON (.265, 1 HR, 7 RBI)
    A RIOS (.295, 17 HR, 50 RBI)

    Indians vs. Blue JaysJul 6 7:20 PM