Blue Jays lose pitcher Francisco Liriano to DL

Just compete, attack, not even worry about what's going on with my finger.

"I'm glad I was able to make better pitches and turn things around after that".

And Gibbons had considered sending Sanchez back out to the mound for the sixth frame, then made a decision to turn once more to a yeoman bullpen that leads the American League in strikeouts this month. The Mariners return home to play a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics with Seattle RHP Yovani Gallardo (1-3, 4.58 ERA) opposing Oakland LHP Sean Manaea (1-2, 5.18 ERA) in the opener Monday.

Aaron Sanchez returned to start after a stint on the 10-day disabled list; he allowed one unearned run and five hits and struck out four in five innings pitched. "It's been a long time coming", said the Barstow, Calfi., native.

The instant the Cleveland Indians jumped out ahead of the Blue Jays 7-4, that's when I knew I had to leave. They battled all day.

Minnesota got a two-run double from Joe Mauer in the sixth and a solo home run by Jorge Polanco in the seventh.

Edwin Diaz, however, was on the bump in the bottom of the ninth to serve up the hanging slider that, with two out, Pillar deposited over the left-field wall. He hit his 200th home run in May last season and now has the all-time Major League Baseball record for career fielding percentage by a shortstop. It's what he does at the Rogers Centre. They trooped down to have a memento family photo taken. OF Mitch Haniger (right oblique) will swing off a tee for the first time Saturday.

Carrera started the rally with a one-out single off Cody Allen (0-1), who issued back-to-back walks to Justin Smoak and Steve Pearce. The Jays have taken to shredding the jersey of the team hero.

The Mariners are 4-1 in Miranda's last five starts, and 5-2 in Miranda's last seven starts with four days' rest.

Reds 3, Giants 2: Zack Cozart had two extra-base hits, including an RBI double in the top of the eighth inning that scored the game-winner, as the Reds defeated the Giants.

Looking fastball all the way in that at-bat from a pitcher he'd never faced before.

"I went up there taking the first pitch". "It used to feel that way when I was starting before and it's just a matter of being in a certain role for a while and starting to build up to more of a set (workload)".

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has had quite the beginning to the 2017 season, especially when pitching away from Progressive Field, but the right-hander is focused squarely on the present and future, not past results. He threw me another slider for a ball. "It gets us off on the right foot (on this homestand)". He's jumping on pitches.

Those awesome catches a-field are cool.

"That's really what cooled off obviously, our bats", Servais said. "I can't remember it where it hit at once".

"It was a good swing", he said.

After that, it's two at home and two on the road against the lowly Atlanta Braves, one of the worst teams in the National League. It's just pure joy. He walked none and struck out seven, one shy of his season high. Gave credit to hitting coach Brook Jacoby for the adjustment he's made.

"It was a very substantial amount that I was closer to the plate", Travis explained. Usually you spread it out a little bit. (Maile) hasn't seen me a lot but he definitely seemed to think it might be effective. 177 with a.589 on-base plus slugging percentage and three homers. "That guy is nasty man, I'll tell you". Sometimes it's nice for someone else to point it out and say, hey, this could be it. "But that's how you find out how good you are". "When you're struggling, it's the complete opposite". He has reached base in seven straight games and has provided the answer to the Blue Jays' needs in the leadoff spot.

  • Julie Sanders