Toronto, Cleveland Split Highlight-Heavy Double-Header

Triple play and pitching gems figure in 3-0 wins
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 12, 2008 10:31 PM CDT
Cleveland Indians reliever Rafael Betancourt holds his arm after being hit by a ball from Toronto Blue Jays batter Lyle Overbay during tenth inning action.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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(Newser) – Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history, and it wasn't enough for the Cleveland Indians to complete a doubleheader sweep. Shannon Stewart hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, Aaron Hill added a two-run single and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 3-0 on Monday to salvage a split of the doubleheader.

The nightcap featured terrific pitching performances from Toronto's Shawn Marcum and Cleveland's Cliff Lee, who got a big assist from Cabrera in the fifth inning. With Kevin Mench and Marco Scutaro on with singles, Cabrera made a diving backhand catch of a line drive by Lyle Overbay, touched second base to force Mench and then tagged out Scutaro. (Read more baseball stories.)