- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

TORONTO (AP) - A big win for Toronto was overshadowed by bad news about Marco Estrada’s sore back.

The Blue Jays stopped Cleveland’s franchise-record 14-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory on Saturday, scoring three runs in the eighth inning to overcome a cycle by Indians outfielder Rajai Davis.

Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki homered for Toronto, which lost 2-1 in 19 innings on Friday, matching the longest game in Blue Jays history. Jason Grilli (2-2) pitched one inning for the win.

Estrada left after five innings, unable to continue because of back pain.

“I don’t know if I can do this again,” he said. “If it hurts as much as it did today, I’m probably going to have to watch the next game.”

Estrada allowed three runs and five hits in five innings, failing to extend his major league-record stretch of 12 starts of six innings pitched with no more than five hits allowed.

The right-hander said he likely would have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury, which first bothered him in spring training and flared up again in June.

Still, Estrada said he had no intention of skipping Saturday’s start.

“We just played a 19-inning game and used everybody,” he said. “I don’t know what else we were going to so I’m going to take the ball and give as much as I can.”

Right-hander Drew Hutchison was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo before the game. Initially expected to return to the minors afterward, Toronto chose to keep Hutchison around in case Estrada needs to skip his next start.

Donaldson hit a tying solo shot off Dan Otero in the seventh and then made it 7-6 with an RBI single in the eighth. Michael Saunders added a two-run double, and Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth for his 16th save.

A contentious replay call in the eighth gave Toronto the decisive run. Ezequiel Carrera drew a one-out walk off Otero (2-1) and went to second on a base hit by Devon Travis. Tommy Hunter came on to face Donaldson, who singled into shallow center.

Carrera had to hold up to make sure the ball dropped, and was called out by home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Toronto challenged the call and Carrera was ruled safe after the review.

“I definitely thought I had him in the leg,” Indians catcher Chris Gimenez said. “The explanation they gave us was his arm got in there before I tagged him. I don’t necessarily think that was the case.”

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said his team “caught a break” by getting the call overturned.

“We liked what we saw but you never know for sure,” Gibbons said.

Indians manager Terry Francona said he was “shocked” when the call was overturned.

“They keep telling us it has to be conclusive,” Francona said. “I will look forward to an explanation that I understand. As of now, from what I’ve seen, I don’t know how they did that.”

Davis became the eighth player in Cleveland history to hit for the cycle. He led off the game with a homer, tripled home a run in the third, doubled and scored in the seventh and singled in the ninth.


With Encarnacion (22) and Donaldson (20), Toronto is one of two major league teams to boast a pair of 20-homer sluggers. Baltimore, with Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis, is the other.


The last player to hit for the cycle against Toronto was Hall of Famer George Brett, who did it on July 25, 1990.


Indians: 3B Juan Uribe left after being hit on the right hand in the sixth. Uribe got an RBI when he was hit by Joe Biagini with the bases loaded. Francona said X-rays were negative but said Uribe may have lost a fingernail. Francisco Lindor came on to play shortstop in the seventh and Jose Ramirez moved to third.

Blue Jays: INF Ryan Goins, one of two position players to pitch for Toronto on Friday, was placed on the 15-day DL with a sore right forearm.


Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (8-7, 3.50 ERA) pitches on Sunday. He has won back-to-back starts, allowing two runs and six hits in 17 innings.

Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ (10-3, 3.70 ERA) gets the ball on Sunday. He is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA in five career games against the Indians, including four starts.

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