Cleveland Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion humbled by welcome from Toronto fans

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons say Joe Biagini will make another start

Pillar also is outstanding at home this season and has a 1.025 OPS at Rogers Centre this season in 49 at-bats. "Then I hope he does something to break their hearts". But after I took the necessaray steps to secure my future with the Indians, it got a lot easier.

"This is a business".

"That was one of the better plays I've seen in a long time", Francona said. When I got back in the dugout my teammates asked if I saw how I ran the bases.

Toronto's bullpen hasn't allowed an earned run in its last 13 1/3 innings.

If there's a downside, Jays manager John Gibbons says it's that Pillar's ability to make the extraordinary look ordinary takes away some of its magic. "I kept doing it and that's how it started".

Just how much are "those guys" worth? The Blue Jays are already dealing with injuries to a list of prominent players that includes J.A. Happ (elbow), Aaron Sanchez (finger), Troy Tulowitzki (hamstring) and Josh Donaldson (calf).

There has been a school of thought that the Maple Leafs lost their place as Toronto's most popular sports franchise with their fall from grace and the Raptors and Blue Jays enjoying some post-season success, but making the playoffs with exciting rookies Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander, and the others fading prospects have put the Leafs back on the throne. Bauer has been largely ineffective and his problems have led to a 2-3 record with a high 7.67 ERA over five outings. It turned out the only home run of the game was hit by shortstop Ryan Goins.

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"If you can hit at the same time, you can move around the bases and don't clog all the bases and score on singles to left because you just gave me a good opportunity to send you with a good secondary lead, that's huge". Gibbons has always applauded Goins defensive prowess - and he made a couple of spectacular athletic plays again Monday.

The Toronto Blue Jays are back at home for a nine game home stand and they opened things up with a great 4-2 victory against the Cleveland Indians in last night's game.

The Indians' Francisco Lindor got caught in a rundown, but when Travis was nailed for interference he was awarded second, allowing Cleveland's first two runs to cross.

Gibbons disapproved, of course and let the umps know about it, earning an early trip to the showers.

Joe Smith escaped further damage by getting Jason Kipnis on a grounder and striking out Encarnacion and Ramirez.

Pillar delivered a highlight-reel catch in the sixth inning to keep the Indians off the board.

On the positive side, the Rays have patched together four consecutive quality starts (3 runs or less in 6 innings). The Blue Jays have called up Mike Ohlman from triple-A Buffalo, who will backup Luke Maile, and have designated right hand pitcher Casey Lawrence, to make room on the 40-man roster. The Indians added some runs late, but couldn't complete the rally.

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