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Goins homers as Blue Jays beat Indians 4-2

10 May 2017

In the top of the fifth, Perez bounced back to Stroman, who started the Blue Jays' third double play of the game to end the inning.

In mid-December, Toronto Blue Jays fans were left heartbroken when the news came out that Edwin Encarnacion was taking his parrot to the Cleveland Indians.

Centerfielder Kevin Pillar sprinted toward the outfield fence and dove headfirst over the warning track for one of the best catches of the year at Toronto's Rogers Centre.

"It's something I pride myself on as centre fielder", Pillar said of his leaping catch Monday that robbed Cleveland's Jose Ramirez of an extra-base hit and likely two RBI. You can't afford any more tough streaks, I know that. "That's what you're seeing from everybody that's getting a chance to play".

In back to back games Barney and Goins have delivered key home runs that propelled the Jays to victory.

"It took some time, a few weeks, to understand what happened", Encarnacion said when asked about the disappointment of last off-season. "All that he did up there. but I hope he does something to break their hearts".

"It's like I physically have a hard time doing certain things that I've never had trouble doing before", Martin said.

"This is a business". "This is a city that opened its doors to me and gave me the opportunity to have the career that I've had". Justin Smoak added a two-run single in the third.

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Backup Patty Mills will likely absorb between 5 and 10 of them, but he's a fundamentally different type of guard from Tony. While it might not feel as good in the end now, the Houston Rockets will have to use Parker's absence to benefit them.

Manager John Gibbons is of the belief that the Jays will have difficulty making up serious ground until the lineup gets some of its star power back.

"Today was one those days where Stroman had his good stuff", Pillar said. You could set your watch by it - provided you own a watch. "I'd be very happy with that".

Just how much are "those guys" worth? They also have starting pitchers J.A. Happ (elbow) and Aaron Sanchez (blister) on the DL. He has pitched 41.1 innings while allowing just 10 earned runs. Bauer has been largely ineffective and his problems have led to a 2-3 record with a high 7.67 ERA over five outings.

As if the carnage in the Blue Jays training room wasn't scattered far and wide enough, the team announced prior to Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians that catcher Russell Martin was headed to the 10-day disabled list with an inflamed nerve in his left shoulder/neck area.

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

Then, just before Marcus Stroman threw the first pitch of the game, the Blue Jays presented a special video package that had everybody wondering who was cutting an onion around them.

The catch preserved Stroman's six innings of scoreless work.

Toronto (12-20) threatened again in the fourth inning as right-fielder Abraham Almonte appeared to lose a Luke Maile liner in the lights.

Goins homers as Blue Jays beat Indians 4-2