Sunday afternoon the Blue Jays were looking for another big series win in the west coast road trip. The Blue Jays sent out Mark Buehrle to the mound who was looking for his 12th win of the season. The Mariners sent out their struggling young pitcher Taijuan Walker.
With one out in the top of the 1st inning Josh Donaldson hit a no doubt solo home run to left field. Jose Bautista almost followed that up with a shot of his own but the ball came down at the warning track and was caught for the 2nd out. Edwin Encarnacion ground out to end the inning.
Austin Jackson led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a home run to left field to tie up the game. Kyle Seagar followed that up with a single to right field. Nelson Cruz flew out to right field for the 1st out of the inning. Kyle Seagar was picked off at 1st by Buehrle for the 2nd out. Robinson Cano lied out to right field to end the inning.
Justin Smoak led off the top of the 2nd inning with a single to right field. Russell Martin hit a double down the left field line to put two runners in scoring position. Taijuan Walker balked allowing Smoak to score and Martin to advance to 3rd base. Ezequiel Carrera hit a single to center field scoring Martin from 3rd base. Kevin Pillar reached base on a fielding error by Chris Taylor. Ryan Goins struck out for the 1st out of the inning. Jose Reyes walked to load up the bases with only one out. Josh Donaldson hit a sacrifice fly to deep right to score Carrera from 3rd. Jose Bautista ground out to short to end the inning.
Edwin Encarnacion led off the top of the 3rd with a single to left field. Justin Smoak hit a fly ball to right field for the 1st out of the inning. Russell Martin struck out swinging and Encarnacion was thrown out attempting to steal 2nd base for a double play to end the inning.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning Brad Miller and Mike Zunino hit back to back singles to lead off the inning. Austin Jackson hit the 3rd straight single to score Miller from 2nd base. Kyle Seagar ground into a double play. Zunino advanced to 3rd base on the play. Nelson Cruz hit a single center to score Zunino. Robinson Cano picked up an infield single off the 3rd base bag. Franklin Gutierrez walked to load up the bases with two out. Mark Trumbo struck out to end the inning.
Ezequiel Carrera led off the top of the 4th inning with a walk. Kevin Pillar hit a single to left field and Carrera advanced to 3rd base on the play. Ryan Goins ground out to 1st base. Both Carrera and Pillar got caught in run downs and both called out at 3rd base for an odd triple play.
Brad Miller hit a one out single in the bottom of the 4th inning. Mike Zunino reached on an infield single to deep short. Austin Jackson ground into a double play to end the inning.
Kyle Seagar hit a lead off single in the bottom of the 5th inning. Nelson Cruz popped up to 2nd base for the 1st out. Robinson Cano popped up to short for the 2nd out. Franklin Gutierrez hit a fly ball to shallow center to end the inning.
Edwin Encarnacion lead off the top of the 6th with a walk. Justin Smoak hit into a double play to erase the lead off runner. Russell Martin struck out to end the inning.
Chris Taylor reached base with one out on a Josh Donaldson error in the bottom of the 6th. Brad Miller put down a nice bunt but Smoak made a nice play to throw out the lead runner. With two outs Bo Schultz entered the game taking over to Buehrle. Ezequiel Carrera made a nice leaping catch to steal a home run away from Mike Zunino and end the inning.
David Rawlins entered the game to pitch for the Mariners. Directly after stealing a home run, Carrera blasted a lead off home run in the top of the 7th. Jose Reyes drew a two out walk to extend the inning. Josh Donaldson hit a deep fly ball to end the inning.
Kyle Seagar drew a one out walk in the bottom of the 7th inning. Nelson Cruz smashed a two run home run to left field to tie up the game. Bo Schultz rebound and struck out the next two batters he faced.
Mark Lowe entered the game to pitch for the Mariners. Edwin Encarnacion drew a one out walk to put the go ahead run on base. Justin Smoak struck out for the 2nd out. Russell Martin struck out to end the inning.
Aaron Sanchez entered the game in the bottom of the 8th to pitch for the Jays. Sanchez picked up an easy 1-2-3 inning.
Devon Travis came in to pinch hit for Ryan Goins. Travis hit a single to rights field with two outs in the top of the 9th. Jose Reyes hit a single to right field advancing Travis to 3rd base. Josh Donaldson ground out to 1st base to end the inning.
Ryan Tepera came in to pitch the bottom of the 9th for the Jays. Mark Zunino hit a lead off single to put the go ahead run on base. The lead off runner didn’t matter as Tepera got the next 3 batters he faced out.
Joe Beimel came in the game to pitch the 10th inning for the Mariners. Chris Colabello entered the game as a pinch hitter for Justin Smoak. With two outs Colabello ground out to short to end the inning.
Aaron Loup entered the game to pitch the 10th inning for the Jays. Franklin Gutierrez blasted a home run to for a walk off win for the Mariners.
- Mark Buehrle had his streak of at least 7 IP snapped at 7 straight games. Today was also only the 2nd time in his last 10 outings that he gave up more than 2 runs.
- Base running errors cost the Jays some potential runs in the 4th inning. The Mariners turned a triple play when Carrera and Pillar both were on 3rd base but Carrera fell off the bag. Both runners were tagged out.
- While not known for his defense Ezequiel Carrera made a nice catch to steal a home run away from Zunino. Carrera also contributed at the plate picking up two hits and a walk, one of those hits a key home run.
- The series win was within grasp but the bullpen failed to close out the game. The bullpen gave up 3 runs in what could have been a key victory for the Jays.