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Published: Wednesday, 5/5/2010

9th inning errors prove costly to Tribe

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEVELAND — Manny Acta endured plenty of losses with the Washington Nationals. His time with the Cleveland Indians hasn't been much better.

The Indians were one out away Wednesday from ending a losing streak and salvaging a game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Then his backup shortstop made an error and his closer left a fastball out over the plate.

When Adam Lind's ninth inning two-run homer landed in the bleachers in left, the Blue Jays had a 5-4 victory and the Indians were dealt another stinging loss.

Tribe closer Chris Perez (0-2), trying to get his first save since April 18, retired the first two hitters in the ninth. Following a Fred Lewis double Aaron Hill hit a slow roller to short that trickled between the legs of Luis Valbuena.

Lind's blast on a 1-2 pitch followed and Toronto had a four-game winning streak and its first three-game sweep in Cleveland since Sept. 9-11, 2002.



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