Goins' hit caps comeback as Blue Jays beat Indians 8-7

Pillar had promised his mom Wendy and his wife Amanda that he'd take a Mother's Day picture with them after Toronto's 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday and he wanted to have his jersey in good shape for the photo op.

You know when you get that feeling like "this is definitely going to get worse and I'm going to get mad if I keep watching"? "I didn't want it to rip completely". "It was a little orange, but those are memories I'll remember for the rest of my life, and we got the photo to commemorate it". "His jersey is not even recognizable anymore". But Segura smoked a change-up at 99.4 miles per hour to third base, where Darwin Barney knocked it down, looked Taylor Motte back to the bag and threw across the infield for one out before Steve Pearce lumbered in from left to make a diving grab on a Ben Gamel's blooper. "Now, you're up there more often and you hit what you're given, and with two strikes you just battle your butt off". But once Cleveland took a three-run lead, it was at that point I chose to take a break from the game to better myself and get some exercise. While he's striking out 9.53 batters per nine and allowing less home runs than last season, Liriano's command and declining ground ball rate have been concerns.

Travis didn't move off third until Mariners catcher Carlos Ruiz committed to throwing to second to try and catch Maile. The two infielders have provided the same sterling defence fans have come to expect of Tulowitzki, and have kept pace at the plate, as well, combining to hit.242 with four home runs and 17 RBIs this season, in a little more than twice the at bats of Tulo.

"I mean, yeah", he said, when asked if the finger was bleeding while he was on the mound.

Red Sox 4, Brewers 1: Mookie Betts' three-run home run in the ninth inning lifted Boston over Milwaukee. Ezequiel Carrera and Ryan Goins also continued swinging the bat well, picking up another 2 hits each, just as they did in Friday's game.

Pillar also made an exhilarating grab in deep centre field on a line drive by Danny Valencia in the fourth inning with Nelson Cruz stationed at second base. "He's having a tremendous year".

Dyson tied the game 2-2 in the seventh when he sent Dominic Leone's first offering over the fence in right, a no-doubter.

Sanchez was yanked after 78 pitches and the Mariners leading 1-0.

Left-hander Francisco Liriano became the latest Toronto Blue Jays player to go down to injury as he was added to the 10-day disabled list Thursday due to shoulder inflammation.

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Ryan Weber is expected to make the start for the Mariners, although it had not been listed officially. For the season, the M's are hitting a robust.283/.370/.438 at home and.245/.321/.409 on the road.

It was Smoak's sixth homer of the season, giving him a share of the club lead and the big first baseman now has 21 RBIs on the season, just 14 shy of his production all of past year.

NOTES: Seattle 2B Robinson Cano (right quadriceps strain) missed his second straight game.

That would be a welcome and optimistic outlook for the steadily warming Blue Jays, who beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 Thursday night at the Rogers Centre for their second win in a row and fourth in their past five. Weber will start against the Blue Jays today. Gibbons said Pearce will undergo an MRI.

The Mariners return home to face the A's Monday night.

Weber was 2-0 with a 0.85 ERA in six games at Tacoma, including five starts.

Remember when so much discussion in the off season centred around the projected struggles of Smoak at first base?

He was 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in nine games at Triple-A.

Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer and Devon Travis drove in the other two runs as Toronto (15-21) won for the fifth time in six games.

  • Lawrence Cooper