The Indians avoided the series sweep with a 6-4 win against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field Sunday afternoon.
Closer John Axford loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth inning against Edwin Encarnacion before getting him to ground out to Jason Kipnis in a shift to end the game.
Starter Carlos Carrasco threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out five. He was perfect through three innings before allowing three runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth.
The Indians, down 4-2 in the sixth inning, came back when Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup walked the bases loaded and David Murphy emptied them with a three-RBI double down the left-field line to take a 5-4 lead. In the seventh inning, Nick Swisher extended that lead with a sacrifice fly to right field to score Lonnie Chisenhall.
Michael Brantley finished the game 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and two RBI.