"I thought (Cleveland closer Cody Allen would) try to get ahead of me, looking for a heater and got one over the plate", Goins said. "So I didn't want it to rip completely". "The heater is 94, I've never faced him, but it looks like it's hitting a bowling ball". "His jersey's not even recognizable any more". 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.
Kevin Pillar's gift to his mom on Mother's Day was somewhat nicer than a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates. "When we have a lineup like that, hits are contagious, good swings are contagious, winning is contagious". 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.
Jays' first baseman Justin Smoak hit his seventh home run of the year in the sixth while Seattle's Jarrod Dyson hit his first homer of the season in the seventh. But Jose Bautista's throw from the outfield was off, earning him an error and allowing Segura to advance and Ruiz to score for the Mariners in the fifth.
Bautista's two-run homer on Friday was the 17th the Jays have hit in 11 games so far this month. He is 1-4 with a 5.15 ERA in 21 major-league games (seven starts), all with Atlanta.
Well, it was only a matter of time before another member of the Toronto Blue Jays found themselves on the disabled list. Roberto Osuna (2-0) worked one inning of relief for the win.
A week or so ago, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was given a little history lesson by former club president Paul Beeston and with it, a smidgen of perspective. "He's having a tremendous year".
Bautista broke a 2-all tie with a drive into the center-field party deck off Nick Vincent (1-1) in the seventh.
Dominic Leone was brought in to face Valencia with two out.
Aaron Sanchez (0-1) returned to start after a stint on the 10-day disabled list and allowed one unearned run, five hits and struck out four in five innings pitched.More news: Merkel's party seeks decisive victory in bellwether state vote
Bautista beat up on a third-inning offering from Mariners pitcher Christian Bergman, who was making his first career start.
Biagini has not walked a batter in any of his past 13 outings, covering 21 1/3 innings. Sanchez wasn't thrilled to be asked about the bleeding. Still hitting below the mendoza line, "Joey Bats" is starting to show signs of snapping out of his season-long funk, hitting a home run for the second day in a row and picking up another double as well.
The Cardinals upped their lead to 4-0 in the third when Matt Carpenter launched his eighth homer of the season.
It was the third time this season Seattle had been shut out, and the first since April 18. Toronto recalled Campos from Triple-A Buffalo.
"I wanted to keep my jersey on because I told my mom we'd get a picture after the game", Pillar explained after his walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre. Weber will start against the Blue Jays today.
The Blue Jays still have significant issues with players like Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki, Russell Martin and J.A. Happ, but some of the players who are in action have played well.
Selected from Triple-A Tacoma to start against the Blue Jays on Saturday, Weber left because of tightness in his shoulder after 3 2/3 innings.
Despite getting behind in the first inning, Marco Estrada, would battle is way through six very effective innings.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last eight Sunday games, and 0-6 in their last six games versus a left-handed starter.