Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales left scores against the Cleveland Indians during third inning in Toronto on Monday. He will miss Wednesday's game with a hamstring strain

Ninth-inning woes doom Cleveland Indians in 8-7 loss to Toronto Blue Jays

He drove in Jose Bautista, who had led off the inning with a walk, to make it 2-1. Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada (1-2, 3.14) is scheduled to start the opener of a four-game set against Seattle on Thursday night.

"I wanted to keep my jersey on because I told my mom we'd get a picture after the game". "I didn't want it to rip completely". He is hitting.314 through 38 games. "His jersey is not even recognizable anymore".

The Pillars did get the photo, though the jersey was a little stained courtesy of a Gatorade spray provided by Darwin Barney.

"He did a great job", Gibbons said. "Do whatever it takes to get a win". He allowed one run and three hits.

"That's really what cooled off obviously, our bats", Servais said.

Over his past seven games, Bautista has launched three home runs and driven in eight runs.

Ezequiel Carrera's RBI single in the third gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead, driving in Kevin Pillar from second.

The Indians won the game 6-0 to leave Toronto with a 12-21 record. But yanking one out of the park is cooler, he said. Ryan Tepera replaced Barnes and ended the inning with Segura's fly to right and pitched a ideal eighth.

Pillar also made a jumping catch in center, taking a hit away from Danny Valencia in the fourth, when Seattle had runners at first and second. The Blue Jays continued to manufacture runs in the next at-bat with Devon Travis and Luke Maile executing a double steal.

Smoak's seventh-inning solo shot gave him a share of the team lead with six homers.

With Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson, Aaron Sanchez, J.A. Happ, Russell Martin and now Francisco Liriano on the DL, things have gone from bad to worse for the Toronto Blue Jays.

In the third inning, a misplaced 2-1 changeup allowed slumping Jose Bautista to reach out and pull a fly ball down the left-field line.

However, the Blue Jays had a three-run answer in the bottom half of the first inning.

Sanchez acknowledged that his finger was bleeding at times during the game, but said it didn't affect him.

Pillar came to the plate with two outs and the game seemingly headed to extra innings, but the American League's hits leader brought the 42,030 in attendance to their feet with his first career walk-off home run. It was his eighth homer of the year.

Remember when so much discussion in the off season centred around the projected struggles of Smoak at first base? The Seattle Mariners lost another starting pitcher to an injury. Michael Martinez replaced Cleveland centre-fielder Abraham Almonte (right shoulder) in the second inning. RHP Jean Machi, who was designated for assignment Saturday, was outrighted to Tacoma.

The Blue Jays scratched out a run in the first inning and then struck for five more against Seattle starter Chase De Jong (0-3) in the fifth, capped by Pearce's fourth homer of the season.

"Is that what they had on TV or something?" said Gibbons, with a mischievous smile.

With the win, the Blue Jays are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 10-10 in their last 20 games and winners of three of their last four series.

While it's likely to be a game-time decision, the Mariners are cautiously optimistic that Cano will return to the lineup Monday when they open a three-game series against Oakland at Safeco Field. It was Seattle's first run since the first inning of Thursday's loss, snapping a 21-inning scoreless streak.

The 30-year old is a big part of the Jays' success despite the team's shaky start, and the Blue Jays can be thankful they have been able to rely on him, unlike in previous seasons.

CARDINALS 5, CUBS 3: Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez had two hits and an RBI, Tommy Pham kept up his strong start to the season and St. Louis beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday.

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