Thursday, April 5, 2012

Toronto Blue Jays open the 2012 season with a win over the Indians in 16 innings

Well that's over... Thank goodness. The Blue Jays opened 2012 with the longest Opening Day game in MLB history at Progressive Field by topping the Cleveland Indians by a score of 7-4 in 16 innings. Toronto found themselves in an early 4-0 hole, but scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th to send the game to extra innings. Both teams had opportunities to score in the additional innings, but neither team could score. That is until JP Arencibia walked to the plate. On the first pitch, he attempted to sac bunt to move ahead the baserunners. After given the green light to swing away on the very next pitch, Arencibia hammered a homer, deep into left field, to give the Blue Jays their first victory of 2012.