"It kind of came as a blessing that Seattle came in here banged up a little bit with their pitching staff", Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar said.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Ryan Weber, left, talks with a trainer after hurting his arm in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday, May 13, 2017. In three at bats, Smoak scored two runs on three hits and had four RBI's, including a home run.
In the stands was Pillar's mom Wendy, dad Mike and wife Amanda and 42,030 ecstatic Jays supporters who nearly blew the lid off the stadium. "So I didn't want it to rip completely".
My television is over ten years old, it has burn marks on it and I don't have HDTV, so sometimes I really have to check the TV up close to see what the score is or what inning it is.
The Pillars did get the photo, though the jersey was a little stained courtesy of a Gatorade spray provided by Darwin Barney.
Tepera also worked a clean eighth inning and Roberto Osuna pitched a 1-2-3 ninth.
The Mariners return home to face the A's Monday night. He had nine strikeouts, the fifth time he has had nine or more in a game in his career.
"I looked at first and it was Luke".
"The guy just knows how to pitch", Smoak said. He didn't figure in the decision.
Cleveland opened the scoring in the first inning when Jason Kipnis touched up Toronto starter Francisco Liriano for a two-run double.
Ender Inciarte led off with a single, advanced to second when Adonis Garcia was hit by a pitch and scored when Nick Markakis laced a two-out opposite-field single.
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Estrada gave up a two-run homer to Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz in the first, a 441-foot shot to deep centre field that staked the M's to an early lead.
In the third inning, a misplaced 2-1 changeup allowed slumping Jose Bautista to reach out and pull a fly ball down the left-field line. Bautista was given an error on the play.
Even as he rounded the bases on his first career walkoff home run, Kevin Pillar was thinking about how he wanted to share the special moment with his mom.
Smoak without a doubt has incorporated a new approach when hitting this season, and it has made him a saviour on the team.
It was Smoak's sixth homer of the season, giving him a share of the club lead and the big first baseman now has 21 RBIs on the season, just 14 shy of his production all of past year. The game appeared to be going in extra innings until Pillar's heroics in the ninth. I saw what happened to (teammate Ryan Goins after a game-winning hit against Cleveland on Wednesday).
"It's a feeling you can't describe".
"We've been knocking on the door a lot and now we're finally knocking that door down", Goins said.
Bautista was confident that Toronto had stolen home in some point in his nine and a half seasons with the team, but couldn't put his finger on it. "Maybe it was a hemorrhoid or something". Sanchez wasn't thrilled to be asked about the bleeding.
"We'll probably have to bring somebody up for tomorrow's game", Servais said.
SHORT HOPS: The Mariners have lost four in a row for the first time this season...the last Toronto center fielder to hit a walk-off homer was Vernon Wells on July 20, 2006. "He seems to get better at the end". "I thought the start against Tampa Bay there would be no issues and today reassured that there were none". He returned to make a start April 30 but lasted only one inning when the fingernail split. He threw his fastball in 96 miles per hour range and snapped off a number of curves, the pitch that affected his finger the most. With a back-and-forth thing going on, I felt like I owed it stick around.