Cleveland starter Cliff Lee threw his hat and glove into the stands after his latest loss.
All-star Ted Lilly won for the first time in more than a month and Vernon Wells homered before leaving with a calf injury as Toronto beat the visiting Cleveland Indians, 6-1, yesterday.
A fan sitting 23 rows deep caught Lee's glove after he allowed six runs -- two earned -- on nine hits in 41/3 innings. It was the third straight start in which he's been rocked.
"I didn't even realize I did it until I got to the bench. I'm definitely frustrated," Lee said. "I pitched in the second inning this game, so it's definitely better than the last one."
Lee (10-4) was pounded for six runs and eight hits in a career-low two-thirds of an inning in a 13-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on July 26. The poor start came five days after he allowed seven runs and nine hits in four innings of a 14-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
"He's frustrated but he has to recognize that he did throw the ball better," Cleveland Manager Eric Wedge said. "A couple of powerful hitters touched him up early, but he was strong after that."
Wedge and Lee joked that at least he made a fan happy.
Wells left the game after fouling a ball off his left calf in the fifth inning. He was listed as day-to-day with a bruise.
Toronto's Chris Gomez reached on second baseman Ronnie Belliard's fielding error, and Alex Rios singled before Wells hit a three-run homer off Lee in the first. Josh Phelps followed with his 12th home run, the first time this year Toronto has hit consecutive homers.
Lilly (8-7) won for the first time since June 28, a span of six starts. The left-hander allowed one run and three hits in seven innings.
* RED SOX 6, DEVIL RAYS 3: Tim Wakefield pitched seven solid innings and David McCarty hit a three-run homer to lead Boston in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Kevin Youkilis had a two-run double during a three-run fifth, and the Red Sox rebounded from two straight losses to AL Central-leading Minnesota. Boston trails the Yankees by nine games in the AL East and the Texas Rangers by a half-game in the wild-card race.