- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - After struggling the previous night, Toronto took it to the reigning AL Cy Young winner on Saturday.

The Blue Jays took advantage of Corey Kluber’s struggles and an error in a six-run sixth inning en route to an 11-4 win.

Jose Bautista drove in four runs and Russell Martin had three hits as the Blue Jays scored double-digit runs for an AL-best seventh time this season. The outburst kept Kluber winless this season.

“It’s hard to score that many runs in the game but we have an offense that is capable of it,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “It came against a tough pitcher but we were able to grind out some at-bats.”

Bautista had two hits and is 5 for 11 in the series. His two-run single in the fifth with the bases loaded broke a 2-2 tie. He also had a two-run double during the sixth, when Toronto sent 10 men to the plate.

Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall’s throwing error made all the runs in the inning unearned.

Of Toronto’s 137 runs this season, 107 have come in the first six innings, tops in the majors.

Kluber (0-4) was pulled after Kevin Pillar led off the inning with a double. The right-hander, who was 18-9 last season with a 2.44 ERA, allowed five runs in five-plus innings on eight hits. He has allowed 17 runs and 31 hits over 17 1-3 innings in his last three starts.

“All I know is he was throwing strikes early and expanding,” Bautista said. “Some guys were able to get walks early even though he got ahead early. We put a good sequence of at-bats together and got some runs.”

Russell Martin had three hits, including a home run in the fourth inning. Edwin Encarnacion also had two hits and drove in three runs as he extended his hitting streak to five games.

Aaron Sanchez (2-2) allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings despite walking six. He allowed four hits and struck out five.

“That’s the best we’ve seen his curveball,” Gibbons said. “He fell into ruts where he lost his strike zone then got it back in. It’s progress and he’s getting better each time.”

After losing five of the first six on a 10-game road trip, the Blue Jays have won two of three in Cleveland. The Indians haven’t won consecutive games since April 8-9, the second and third games of the season.

TORONTO SOUTH?

The Blue Jays have won 10 of 16 at Progressive Field since the start of the 2011 season and are 16-11 here dating back to mid-2008. Saturday’s crowd of 18,008 consisted of several thousand Blue Jays fans.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: 2B Devon Travis (sore left collarbone) returned to the lineup after missing Friday’s game. He took a hard grounder hit by Brandon Moss off the shoulder in shallow right field Thursday.

Indians: CF Michael Bourn was scratched from the lineup because of a cervical strain. He slid into the plate Friday and was shaken up briefly after hitting the ground face-first, but remained in the game.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Toronto has won four of five games started by RHP Drew Hutchison, who will go against the Indians in Sunday’s series finale. He allowed six runs in four innings against Boston on Tuesday.

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer looks to stay unbeaten in his first career start against the Blue Jays. He’s pitched at least six innings in each of his four starts.

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