Blue Jays place lefty Liriano on 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation

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The reason for that small amount of success is that the Blue Jays are getting some unexpected performance from those who have maintained the ability to get on the field. "If you start saying, 'Oh, we've got to win seven out of 10, ' it gets too confusing".

Biagini made 52 pitches over four innings (two hits, one unearned run, four strikeouts) in a no-decision Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, a game won 2-1 by Toronto.

Gibbons also provided an update on Tulowitzki, saying the tentative plan is to have him play rehab games in Florida on Saturday and early next week before joining the Blue Jays in Atlanta on Wednesday. They have scored seven or more runs in back-to-back games for the first time since August 26-28, when they did it in three straight games. "This year it's hitting us".

Mariners: Right-hander Christian Bergman gets his first start for Seattle's injury-plagued rotation in Friday's 4:07 p.m. PT game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Mark Trumbo hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning, and Baltimore rallied to beat Washington. He just got a couple of balls up in the middle of the zone.

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"As hot as we were in Philadelphia, we've been just as cold here in Toronto", Servais said.

Bautista's game-changing home run came on a 1-and-1 pitch from Nick Vincent (1-1) and followed one-out singles by Kevin Pillar and Ezequiel Carrera to give Toronto a 5-2 lead.

"I thought he hung in there fine", Servais said.

In most years Marc has been used as a "situational lefty", but the sinker/slider combination has made him more valuable than the LOOGY who dare not face a right handed hitter. "Then all of a sudden I just kind of turned things around". "Tremendous job. They've got a good lineup over there and he shut them down".

In addition to taking victim of 60 percent of the club's starting rotation, the disabled list is now home to $85.81 million of Toronto's $163.3 million Opening Day payroll. "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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Biagini has been outstanding to start the year, with a 2.28 ERA, 2.58 SIERA, 22.9 percent strikeout rate, 2.9 percent walk rate and 0.87 WHIP. Kendrys Morales (left hamstring) ran without pain during batting practice but did not start for the third straight game. The right-hander struck out nine.

Someone named Ryan Weber is starting for the Mariners. "He's not to go out there the next day and feel fine". He had an RBI single in the first, walked in the fourth, singled home two runs in the fifth, and connected off rookie Sam Gaviglio in the seventh. It scored Pillar, who singled with two out and stole second.

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

Tony Zych replaced Overton in the bottom of the sixth and allowed the seventh homer of the season by Morales with one out to tie the score 2-2.

Pillar added to that lead with a sacrifice fly in the eighth, plating Goins and making it 6-2. "A good hitter is going to hit that pitch". Pearce scored when Travis grounded out to shortstop.

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Relievers Aaron Loup, Ryan Tepera, Danny Barnes and closer Robert Osuna worked the final four innings to keep the shutout intact. To make room for Lawrence, RHP Evan Scribner was moved from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL. It was Seattle's first run since the first inning of Thursday's loss, snapping a 21-inning scoreless streak.