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Braves bash Blue Jays with 15-hit barrage in 9-5 win

17 May 2017
Braves bash Blue Jays with 15-hit barrage in 9-5 win

Tulowitzki (hamstring), has been out for more than three weeks, but he was able to play a simulated game Sunday. Darwin Barney followed by lining into an inning-ending double play.

The Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays were going for sweeps in their respective series on Sunday.

Kevin Pillar swatted his sixth home run for Toronto, while Devon Travis, continuing to emerge from a terrible start with the bat, rapped out two doubles, giving him six in the past three games.

"I would have considered it a fun experience to get to do it", Dickey, now with the Atlanta Braves, said on Monday at Rogers Centre.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said, "I don't think (Bolsinger) had his good curveball, which is kind of vital to him". The first batter he faced, Travis, hit another double, putting the tying run in scoring position. He overcame a shaky first inning Thursday to earn then win against the Seattle Mariners after allowing four hits, three walks and two runs. Foltynewicz was strong last time out with a run scoring on six hits over six innings of work in an 8-4 win at the Marlins.

Toronto (17-23) erased a 5-3 deficit in the sixth on an RBI single from Barney and a weak grounder from Ezequiel Carrera, which scored Travis.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hit his 14th home run of the season in Tuesday's 9-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Justin Smoak hit a two-run home run, his team-high eighth homer of 2017, in the ninth off Braves reliever Josh Collmenter.

"We've been playing a lot better baseball the last few games".

"We will round it together, get back home and get back on track again", Servais said. "I had pitched fairly well the last month and a half and just didn't have a chance to contribute in a way I was hoping to contribute, but I never wanted to be a distraction for the team because I was much more into us winning and we had pitchers that were pitching really well, so it was certainly understandable".

Travis has been a doubles-hitting machine of late, his 14 doubles this season puts him one behind Boston's Mitch Moreland for the Major League Baseball lead.

In his most recent start, Tuesday against the Houston Astros, he allowed eight earned in 5 2/3 innings - five in the first inning.

"I just wasn't making any pitches", Estrada said. "This is another opportunity to do what I know I'm capable of when someone gives me the ball every fifth day and gets out of the way". "That's basically what happened today". Travis, who leads the Major Leagues with 12 doubles in May, was up to his old tricks in the fourth, smashing a double to the gap in left centre with two out to score Pillar and Smoak.

Toronto had not collected a hit through the first three innings off Atlanta starter Jaime Garcia, but that changed quickly in the fourth when Pillar led off with a double.

On the plus side for the Blue Jays, Devon Travis and Jose Bautista both continued to look as though they're figuring things out at the plate. After Ender Inciarte led off with a bunt single, Brandon Phillips doubled and the Braves singled twice more before Estrada got Danny Santana to fly out to left field to end the top of the inning. He surpassed Aaron Hill's previous mark of 11 set in September 2009.

Pillar hit his fifth homer of the season against Edwin Diaz (1-2).