Bautista, Morales HR as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

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Gibbons also provided an update on Tulowitzki, saying the tentative plan is to have him play rehab games in Florida on Saturday and early next week before joining the Blue Jays in Atlanta on Wednesday. "He's taking a good healthy swing".

But the true hero of that game is Ryan Goins, dare I say it - the hottest hitter on the Blue Jays right now? They have scored seven or more runs in back-to-back games for the first time since August 26-28, when they did it in three straight games. Two years and one day after that, Marc might have felt a premonition, because he was involved in a third deadline deal, this time to the Padres for Abraham Almonte. "We're going to put our heads down, get as many wins as we can and look up at the end".

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are 7-1 in Stroman's last eight Saturday starts, and 1-4 in Stroman's last five starts in game three of a series.

"He shut us down tonight", Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "We're six or seven weeks into this thing and we had our ninth starter out there today. Offensively, it happens some nights and we just didn't get anything going".

Campos is 1-0 with two saves and a 2.31 ERA in nine games with Buffalo.

"Fastball middle", Vincent said. "I still liked the pitch selection, but I just need to locate it better". "They've got Morales and (Justin) Smoak there, too".

STAT PACK: Weber was the ninth different starting pitcher used this season by the Mariners in 37 games.

Bergman was 5-0 with a 2.17 ERA in five starts with Triple-A Tacoma. He allowed two runs instead and was removed with one out left in the inning. The right-hander struck out nine. He is 1-3 with a 4.13 ERA in four career games (all starts) against the Mariners. The Mariners have yet to name their starter. The lefty allowed just five runs in four starts while striking out 24 batters.


"Any time a pitcher grabs his shoulder like that, it's pretty significant", Servais said. "He's not to go out there the next day and feel fine".

Toronto opened the scoring on Ezequiel Carrera's two-out RBI single in the third, but the Mariners responded with Ben Gamel's RBI double in the fifth.

Jarrod Dyson gave the Mariners a 2-1 lead with an RBI single in the sixth.

The instant the Cleveland Indians jumped out ahead of the Blue Jays 7-4, that's when I knew I had to leave. Morales tied it again when he connected off Tony Zych for his seventh of the season in the bottom half. This could be useful for Toronto, as De Jong has struggled to keep the ball on the ground (29.2 %) which has left him susceptible to the long ball (three home runs in 13 innings with a normal 12.5 % HR/FB). That gave Kevin Pillar more than enough time to score from second.

Pillar added to that lead with a sacrifice fly in the eighth, plating Goins and making it 6-2. Travis scored on a double steal.

Danny Barnes replaced Loup in the sixth and pitched around Kyle Seager's single. No Robinson Cano. The slugger has missed the past two games with that tweaked quad that wasn't supposed to be a problem.

Kendrys Morales hit a towering home run to right field in his first game back after missing three games with a strained left hamstring. Bolsinger started on May 9 and went 5.2 innings while allowing two runs.

Notes: Right-hander Aaron Sanchez (0-1) will be activated off Toronto's disabled list in time to start Sunday's series finale against Seattle. Sanchez has been out because of a blister and then a split fingernail.

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