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CLEVELAND -- Once his long drive caromed into no mans land, Tyler Naquin kept going. And going. And going.Naquin sprinted around the bases, stumbled toward home plate and scored with a head-first dive.Then he was mobbed by his Cleveland teammates -- they all wanted to celebrate a game-winning inside-the-park home run in the ninth inning.Even by walk-off standards, the Indians 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night was a stunner.That was a pretty cool moment, Naquin said. I almost fell down there for a second. I wanted to just keep running.It was the first game-ending inside-the-park homer since Angel Pagan did it for San Francisco against Colorado in 2013, according to baseballreference.com.Naquins mad dash capped a two-run rally. Toronto took a 2-1 lead into the ninth in a matchup of AL division leaders.Closer Roberto Osuna (2-2) retired the first batter, but Jose Ramirez tied it with a home run.Naquin followed with a fly that hit the top of the right-field wall, above the leap of Michael Saunders. The ball bounced away at an angle and center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. gave chase as Naquin rounded second.Upton finally retrieved the ball, but fell down as third base coach Mike Sarbaugh waved Naquin home. Upton flung it toward the infield, and Naquin reached the plate way ahead of second baseman Devon Travis relay.I was just thinking after I hit it, I took a couple steps out of the box and just pictured it kicking off the wall, Naquin said. I thought, `I have a chance to score if it kicks far enough. And sure enough, it did.On Thursday night, the rookie lofted a sacrifice fly as a pinch-hitter in the ninth to lift Cleveland over the White Sox.Id actually like to win by five or 10 so we dont have to do that, Naquin said.This was only the second time -- and first since 1916 by Braggo Roth -- the Indians ended a win with an inside-the-park home run, ESPN Stats and Info said.Jeff Manship (2-1) pitched the ninth. Osuna blew his third save in 30 chances.Trevor Bauer struck out a career-high 13 in eight innings.Russell Martin hit a two-run homer in the first for Toronto.The win increased Clevelands lead in the AL Central over Detroit to seven games. Torontos lead over Boston in the AL East was cut to a half-game.The crowd of 30,665 featured several thousand Blue Jays fans who matched cheers and chants with Indians fans throughout the game.It was a heck of a game, both sides, Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. Good pitching, good crowd excitement, good baseball.Blue Jays manager John Gibbons obviously felt differently about the shocking ending.That was tough, he said. We were sitting pretty good. That went from feeling pretty good to feeling rotten pretty quick.Mike Napoli hit an RBI single in the sixth for Cleveland.Toronto played without third baseman Josh Donaldson (jammed right thumb) and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (sore calf).THE CHAMP IS HEREUntil the wild finish, the biggest cheer of the night went to LeBron James, who watched the game from a suite. James led the Cavaliers past Golden State in the NBA Finals, Clevelands first championship in 52 years.ROSTER NEWSThe Indians called up RHP Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus and optioned left-hander Kyle Crockett to the same club. The Blue Jays optioned outfielder Darrell Ceciliani to Triple-A Buffalo.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: Manager John Gibbons expects Donaldson and Tulowitzki to be available Saturday.UP NEXTBlue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez will start for the first time since Aug. 13 as the team attempts to limit his innings.Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin returns from the family medical emergency list. He flew home to Tyler, Texas, on Wednesday. Authentic NBA Jerseys . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Discount NBA Australia Jerseys . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http://www.cheapnbajerseysaustralia.com/ . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. Wholesale NBA Jerseys Australia . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Cheap NBA Jerseys Australia Free Shipping . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. CHICAGO -- When it comes to power plays in the Stanley Cup finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins might just prefer to keep going with everyone on the ice. The last two teams in the NHL playoffs have been lousy with the man advantage and terrific at killing penalties during the post-season. When the Blackhawks are forced to play a man down, Michael Frolik and Marcus Kruger are so persistent it almost resembles an even-strength situation. And the Bruins have hulking defenceman Zdeno Chara and goalie Tuukka Rask, who is swallowing everything at the net these days. Heading into Game 1 on Wednesday night, goals on special teams have been so scarce for these teams that a couple for either side could tip the series in one direction. "The special teams are kind of key, if you want to (have) success," Frolik said after Chicago held an optional practice on Monday. "We try to talk about it all the time about that and make sure were on the same page. Its especially going to be key right now. Weve got to make we are ready for the challenge." So far, so good on that front for the Bruins and Blackhawks. With Frolik and Kruger tying up the action on top of the zone, Chicago has allowed just three goals in 58 power-play opportunities for an astounding 94.8 per cent kill rate. Los Angeles got two of them in the Western Conference finals, but one was a meaningless goal by Tyler Toffoli at the very end of the Blackhawks 4-2 victory in Game 2. The 92.5 per cent finish for the 2000 New Jersey Devils is the best playoff rate for a Stanley Cup champion in the last 25 years, according to STATS. "I think they do a good job of fronting shots," Boston coach Claude Julien said of Chicagos penalty killers. "You really have to work hard to get the shots through. Thats what they are, theyre very patient; theyre very aggressive when you do lose, I guess, control of the puck and if they feel they can get on you, theyll get on you quick. Theyve done a good job that way." Pittsburgh had converted an NHL-best 28.3 per cent of its power-play chances heading into the Eastern Conference finaals against Boston, but the high-powered Penguins went 0 for 15 with the man advantage during the Bruins impressive four-game sweep.dddddddddddd One of the lasting images from Bostons post-season run came with Pittsburgh on the power play in the second period of Game 3. Bruins forward Gregory Campbell broke his right leg when he dove to block Evgeni Malkins hard shot, then limped around for more than 30 seconds until Boston cleared the zone and he was able to get off the ice. Campbells gutsy display served as inspiration for the Bruins, and they went on to finish off the Penguins with a 1-0 victory on Friday. But Campbell will miss the remainder of the playoffs, presenting a challenge for the series against Chicago. "It just means some other guys have to step in and do the job," Julien said. "(Campbell) is an elite penalty killer for us. Like anything else, when you lose a player like that it certainly hurts your team. But at the same time, theres also guys that come up and step up and do a great job just like our young Ds did when our three Ds were hurt." When it comes to scoring on Boston, whether its even strength or on the power play, the last line of defence may be the most difficult one to solve. Rask has been terrific throughout the playoffs, making an NHL-best 497 saves. Led by the 26-year-old Finn, Boston has yielded seven goals in 52 power-play opportunities for an 86.5 per cent kill rate in the post-season. "Were facing a goalie that in the last round was as good as any of the goalies weve seen over a segment of two years in the playoffs," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. While the penalty killing has been great for both sides, the power play for the Blackhawks and Bruins has been, well, powerless. Each team has seven goals with the man advantage in the playoffs. Boston had an NHL-worst 18 power-play goals during the regular season, compared to 25 for Chicago. Quenneville and Julien have faced a running stream of questions about the lack of production, and thats likely to continue in this series -- especially with the PK units on each side. 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