- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TORONTO (AP) - Ryan Goins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 5-3 on Tuesday night, snapping the Indians’ winning streak at six games.

Yan Gomes hit two home runs and Michael Brantley also connected but it wasn’t enough for the Indians.

Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion went 0 for 2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly, ending his career-high hitting streak at 26 games.

Dioner Navarro singled off Bryan Shaw (3-3) to begin the 10th and was replaced by pinch-runner Ezequiel Carrera. One out later, Goins drilled the game-winning homer into the right field bullpen, his fifth.

Mark Lowe (1-2) got one out for the victory as AL East-leading Toronto won for the fourth time in five games and remained 1 1-2 games ahead of the New York Yankees, who beat Boston 3-1.

Gomes tied it 2-all with a leadoff drive off Marco Estrada in the seventh, then knotted it at 3-all with a one-out blast off closer Roberto Osuna in the ninth. It was the second multihomer game of the season for Gomes and the third of his career.

Abraham Almonte followed with a triple but was left stranded as pinch-hitter Chris Johnson grounded out and Jose Ramirez lined out.

Justin Smoak walked to begin the seventh against reliever Ryan Webb, and was replaced by pinch-runner Dalton Pompey, one of five September call-ups to join the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

After Navarro flied out, Pompey stole second and third before scoring on Kevin Pillar’s sacrifice fly to center, Toronto’s third of the game.

Encarnacion hit a sacrifice fly in the first and Jose Bautista had one the third as Toronto opened a 2-0 lead on Indians rookie Cody Anderson.

Brantley cut the deficit in half with a solo homer in the fourth, and Gomes tied it in the seventh.

Anderson retired the final 10 batters he faced. He allowed two runs and three hits in six innings in his second start since returning from a strained left oblique.

Estrada allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Indians: Manager Terry Francona said he will be careful with RHP Gavin Floyd, who was activated off the DL on Tuesday after missing the season so far because of a fractured elbow. “We owe it to him to manage him carefully,” Francona said. … INF Chris Johnson (left index finger) was activated.

Blue Jays: Manager John Gibbons said he had no update on the status of 2B Devon Travis, who received a cortisone shot on his injured left shoulder last week.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (10-10, 4.31 ERA) has allowed two earned runs in his past two starts after giving up five in 1 2-3 innings against Boston in his previous start.

Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (9-10, 4.25 ERA) has won six straight decisions and is unbeaten in nine starts since a 2-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox on July 9.


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