TORONTO, July 7 (UPI) -- Casey Blake hit a three-run homer in the first inning Saturday as Cleveland beat Toronto 9-4.
His 14th homer of the season helped Cleveland build a 6-0 lead.
Winner Fausto Carmona (10-4) gave up three earned runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Toronto's Vernon Wells, Matt Stairs, Aaron Hill and John McDonald each drove in one run. Frank Thomas had a run and three hits, while Hill and Greg Zaun had two hits each for the Blue Jays, who had won two in a row.
Loser Shaun Marcum (4-3) yielded eight earned runs and nine hits in 3 1/3 innings.