Carrasco And 2 Relievers Toss 4-hitter, Indians Top Jays 6-0

Jays third baseman Darwin Barney smacked his first home run of the season in the eighth to break a 1-1 deadlock. As the Jays have been missing some of their top home run hitters, it means others have had to pick up their game. The diagnosis of hamstring tightness suggests that Morales was removed for precautionary reasons, though we'll have to await official confirmation from the Blue Jays following the conclusion of Tuesday's contest.

The Blue Jays promoted Bolsinger (0-1, 3.18) from Class AAA Buffalo to start Tuesday night because starters J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez are on the disabled list. Bauer walked Kevin Pillar and gave up a double to Kendrys Morales to bring Smoak to the plate. "I'm really excited to be here", Encarnacion said. "I knew O's fans aren't going to stop until you give them a little bit of an acknowledgement".

Ezequiel Carrera made a nice play in left field as a defensive replacement, but his hitting streak ended at a career-high 12 games.

"Unbelievable", Goins said. "One of the best catches I've ever seen him make". But in the end, it's the intangibles or making the game-changing or game-saving play in the clutch that has not been a regular occurrence.

The early ace of the Jays pitching staff, Marcus Stroman, will face the Indians' Trevor Bauer. He's 0-1 through three starts. Rays players have struck out 330 times over their first 33 games, an average of 10 per game (they also lead in walks).

He was 0-for-2 before exiting against Cleveland, but had been hitting well over his last eight games.

Edwin's first game back in Toronto on Monday night, since he signed with Cleveland as a free agent in the off-season, only magnified the drop-off in production he and Bautista have endured over the first month of the Major League Baseball campaign.

The Indians finally broke through against Toronto in the eighth, but it took some doing.

He walked two Cleveland batters in the second inning and both would come in to score to provide the Indians with a 2-0 lead. Chisenhall followed with a double and a second run scored when Yandy Diaz grounded into a fielder's choice, with Chisenhall thrown out at third base.

Lindor was awarded second base on the play and crew chief Tom Hallion tossed Gibbons for arguing. Perhaps putting hitting guru Jose Ramirez third instead of the struggling Jason Kipnis would help, but the struggles have been deeper than some lineup tinkering can fix.

"I'm having a hard time lifting my arm and catching certain pitches", he said.

It was a big and warm welcome for Edwin Encarnacion returning to Toronto, as he received a standing ovation in his first at bat.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Joe Biagini on May 7, 2017. The roof was closed. He threw 52 pitches and did not allow an earned run over four innings against Tampa Bay. He is 8-16 with a 4.61 ERA in the big leagues with Arizona and the Dodgers. Many fans have been upset with Travis' offensive/defensive output this season, and want Goins to start playing everyday.

Bolsinger, who is out of options, has four days of limbo ahead of him awaiting the verdict on Sanchez, although given the Blue Jays' lack of starting depth, risking him on waivers may be a bad idea (the Blue Jays have spoken to free agent Doug Fister, but aren't in on him right now). Salazar is 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

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