CLEVELAND (AP) — Jake Westbrook pitched six solid innings and Jayson Nix's suicide squeeze bunt in the sixth scored the go-ahead run, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
The Indians, who broke a seven-game losing streak Sunday, won consecutive games for the first time since winning four straight June 9-12. The Blue Jays have lost six of eight.
Westbrook (5-4), who allowed a run in the first inning, was pulled after Lyle Overbay led off the seventh with a single. Westbrook gave up six hits, struck out four and walked one.
Kerry Wood pitched the ninth for his seventh save in 10 chances. Overbay singled with two outs and pinch-runner Nick Green took second on a wild pitch, but Wood struck out John Buck on a 3-2 pitch.
The win was Cleveland's first of the season in 21 games when scoring two runs or less. The Indians' last win when scoring two runs or less was last Aug. 6, against Minnesota, a stretch of 38 games.
Ricky Romero (6-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings. The left-hander is 2-2 with a 1.88 ERA in his last six starts.
Travis Hafner was hit by a pitch in the sixth and took third on Jhonny Peralta's double. After Matt LaPorta grounded out, Hafner broke for home on an 0-1 pitch to Nix, who bunted toward the mound. Romero got to the ball quickly and flipped it with his glove to Buck. The toss fell short of the plate as Hafner slid home to break the 1-1 tie.
Westbrook gave up three straight hits with one out in the first. Jose Bautista's double scored Alex Gonzalez, who doubled. Austin Kearns' two-out single scored Carlos Santana, who doubled, in the bottom of the inning.
Romero appeared to have been struck near his left wrist on Trevor Crowe's hard grounder in the fifth inning, but stayed in the game.
The Blue Jays swept three games in Cleveland in May and had won six of their last seven in Cleveland before Monday.
NOTES: Overbay had two hits and is 6 for his last 32. ... Hafner was back in the lineup after not starting in the nine games the Indians played in NL parks. He was hitless in five pinch-hit appearances on the trip. ... Indians INF Jason Donald (jammed left wrist) was out of the lineup for the third straight game. ... Cleveland manager Manny Acta said INF Asdrubal Cabrera (broken left forearm) will start taking ground balls by the end of the week.