Blue Jays lose pitcher Francisco Liriano to DL

Blue Jays lose pitcher Francisco Liriano to DL

Blue Jays lose pitcher Francisco Liriano to DL

Buoyed by a strong night from Smoak, the offense provided more than Estrada would need for a Toronto Blue Jays. Edwin Encarnacion walked and Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker was ejected by home plate umpire Vic Carapazza during his visit to the mound. Seattle OF Guillermo Heredia started in left field after missing the start Thursday because of visa issues entering Canada.

Ryan Goins singled in the winning run with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on Wednesday night.

"Now he's starring to hit them", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He's taking a good healthy swing".

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Ryan Weber, left, leaves after hurting his arm in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Lonnie Chisenhall reached base three times for the Indians, who scored more than three runs for the first time since a 12-4 win over Seattle on April 30. "The guys in that room understand we have a lot of injuries and it's their chance, and they're kind of feeding off that". 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.

The Blue Jays outhit the Mariners 9-6 in the opener of the four-game series.

"It's been a wild year so far", Mariners manager Scott Servais said with a rueful smile. We just couldn't get the big one.

"As hot as we were in Philadelphia, we've been just as cold here in Toronto", Servais said. He was 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in nine games at Triple-A.

"I'm not so concerned so far", Morales said. "We, as his teammates, keep reminding him it's not about what you've done, it's about what you're going to do for us today".

Indians: Francona said OF Michael Brantley (sprained right ankle) might be available to pinch hit Wednesday. "I probably should have kind of pitched around him". "They've got Morales and (Justin) Smoak there, too". Bautista was on with a one-out walk on just four pitches. "When you've got guys going down left and right, it's tough for a bullpen to hold that lead and confidence and stuff".

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The four pitchers to have taken turns filling in - Casey Lawrence, Mat Latos, reliever Joe Biagini, and most recently Mike Bolsinger, have combined for an 0-4 record with 23 earned runs over 36 innings in seven starts, at about a fifth the salary. The right-hander struck out nine. He allowed one run and three hits.

"Every time you pitch it's a rhythm", said Salazar. "He's not to go out there the next day and feel fine".

The Mariners tied it 1-1 in the fifth when Ben Gamel punched a double over the head of Pillar to score Jarrod Dyson from third.

After Leonel Campos put the first two batters on to start the ninth, Gibbons went to closer Roberto Osuna, who promptly got Cruz to hit into a double play.

Goins led off the bottom of the eighth with a single against James Pazos.

Steve Pearce and Goins each had a single and advanced a base after Barney's sacrifice. "A good hitter is going to hit that pitch". Travis scored on a double steal.

After Aaron Loup struck out Kyle Seager, Leone came on and got Danny Valencia to ground out.

Kendrys Morales also connected for Toronto, and Kevin Pillar had three hits, raising his AL-leading total to 47.

Zack Wheeler threw six strong innings, and NY scored four runs in the first inning to beat San Francisco.

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