Blue Jays shell Indians with five home runs

BY foxsports • July 23, 2009

What started as a pregame joke turned into a rare display of power from Marco Scutaro.

Not known for his slugging, the shortstop hit two of Toronto's season-high five home runs and matched a career-high with four RBIs, leading the Blue Jays to a 10-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.

Scutaro had a solo homer in the fifth and a three-run shot in the sixth, the first multihomer game of his career.

A career .264 hitter before this season, Scutaro has been playing every day for Toronto and has responded. He's batting .286 with eight homers, one shy of his career high.

"This is my best year, I feel so far, just because of playing time," Scutaro said. "That's pretty much what I'm trying to focus on, being consistent. That's the toughest thing, especially hitting, because sometimes your swing's not there everyday."

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