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Suárez homers in 11th, Mariners top Blue Jays 5-2

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SEATTLE (AP) — Eugenio Suárez hit a three-run homer off Sergio Romo within the eleventh inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Friday night time for his or her season-best sixth straight victory.

Suárez didn’t miss on a 2-1 slider from Romo (0-1) and stored it truthful down the left subject line. It was his fifteenth dwelling run of the season and improved Seattle to 43-42, the primary time the Mariners have been above .500 since they have been 12-11 on Could 2.

Romo threw simply 4 pitches in his transient outing. The veteran was designated for project by Seattle late final month earlier than signing with the Blue Jays.

Former Toronto reliever Ryan Borucki (1-0) picked up the win, pitching the tenth and eleventh innings with out permitting a run. Borucki received out of the tenth because of Matt Chapman lining right into a double play. Within the eleventh, Chapman reached third with one out, however Borucki struck out Cavan Biggio and received a fly out from George Springer.

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Seattle tried to win it within the tenth on J.P. Crawford’s line drive single to left subject. Third base coach Manny Acta made the aggressive determination to ship Abraham Toro from second, however Lordes Gurriel Jr’s. throw was heading in the right direction and Toro was simply tagged out.

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Dylan Moore had an RBI double within the second inning, and Crawford added an RBI double within the third that scored Julio Rodríguez from first base. Rodríguez practically homered to begin the sport, however his drive hit the highest of the wall in heart subject and he was thrown out after stumbling and falling between second and third.

Toronto starter Ross Stripling allowed two runs and 7 hits over 5 innings.

Gurriel had an RBI single within the second inning and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled and scored on Teoscar Hernández’s RBI single within the fifth.

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Seattle starter George Kirby lasted 4 1/3 innings and allowed 10 hits, however the Blue Jays may handle solely two runs regardless of the fixed site visitors on the bases. Toronto left the bases loaded in fourth inning and left runners at second and third within the fifth.

ALL-STAR NODS

Toronto ended up with a pair of All-Star Sport starters after Guerrero and catcher Alejandro Kirk received the ultimate vote to be starters at their positions for the July 18 sport in Los Angeles.

It is going to be the second All-Star Sport look for Guerrero, however the first for Kirk, who entered Friday hitting .312 with 10 homers and 33 RBIs.

Guerrero beat out Seattle Ty France for the nod at first base.

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Toronto activated RHP Yimi García from the 15-day injured record and optioned RHP Casey Lawrence to Triple-A Buffalo. García had been out since June 22 with a again pressure.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: Toronto has not named a starter for Sunday’s sequence finale, with supervisor Charlie Montoyo saying he wished to see how the subsequent two days went earlier than deciding on a starter. He additionally stated there stays an opportunity the RHP Kevin Gausman (ankle) shall be wholesome sufficient to make the beginning. Gausman was scheduled to begin Thursday however was scratched after getting hit on his ankle in his final begin.

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Mariners: RHP Ken Giles left the sport with an undisclosed damage with one out within the eighth inning and in the course of an at-bat. Giles received the primary out of the inning, however then known as for a coach after falling behind 3-1 to Santiago Espinal.

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Blue Jays: RHP Alek Manoah (9-3, 2.33) appears to be like to rebound from a loss in his final begin and strengthen his All-Star worthy resume. Manoah allowed 4 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings in his final begin in opposition to Oakland. The 4 earned runs matched a season-high allowed.

Mariners: LHP Robbie Ray (7-6, 3.62) get to face his former crew for the primary time. Ray didn’t journey with the Mariners to Toronto when the groups met in Could resulting from border restrictions associated to the COVID-19 vaccine. Ray is 4-1 with a 0.80 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings over his previous 5 begins.

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