Diamondbacks winning streak ends in loss to Blue Jays

Jun 22, 2016, 4:45 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks Wellington Castillo reacts to a called third strike during the third inning of...

Arizona Diamondbacks Wellington Castillo reacts to a called third strike during the third inning of an interleague baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Russell Martin hit a three-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki added solo shots as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks’ five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday.

With the win, the Blue Jays earned a split of the two-game interleague series. Arizona came into its fifth-ever game in Toronto on an 8-2 run that featured six consecutive road wins.

J.A. Happ (9-3) won his third straight start and maintained his streak of never having given up more than two earned runs in his fifth start against the Diamondbacks, who left nine runners on base.

Happ went five innings, giving up two runs and six hits while striking out eight. Gavin Floyd, Drew Storen and Jason Grilli got the Blue Jays to the ninth, where Roberto Osuna picked up his 14th save.

In his first career start against Toronto, Robbie Ray (4-6) lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and four earned runs with eight strikeouts.

A day after seeing his 13-game hitting streak end, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 2 with two walks.

Facing a full count with two outs in the first, Martin got the Blue Jays on the board early, driving home Josh Donaldson and Encarnacion with a shot over the scoreboard in left-center for his sixth home run of the season.

Encarnacion chalked up his 19th home run and major league-leading 62nd RBI in the sixth inning with a homer to left-center, while Tulowitzki followed suit two batters later, extending his hitting streak to 10 games with his 10th home run, off reliever Zack Godley.

Arizona’s Phil Gosselin capitalized on an error by right fielder Darrell Ceciliani to put the Diamondbacks on the board in the third inning. Arizona then had a chance to tie the game after Happ issued consecutive walks to load the bases, but the left-hander struck out Welington Castillo to end the threat. Michael Bourn added a run in the fourth with an RBI single.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF Ezequiel Carrera (sore Achilles) was replaced by Ceciliani after jamming his leg against a base in Tuesday’s series opener. Ceciliani, who celebrated his birthday Wednesday, made his first start as a Blue Jay, while Carrera was given the day off. He was replaced as leadoff hitter by 2B Devon Travis. RHP Marco Estrada, who left Tuesday’s game with tightness in his back, is still on track to make his next scheduled start, Monday against Colorado.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (10-3, 3.54) will face Rockies RHP Eddie Butler (2-4, 6.26) Thursday as Arizona begins a four-game series at Colorado. In six road starts this season, Greinke is 5-0 with a 1.47 ERA, and is 7-4 lifetime with a 4.06 ERA against the Rockies.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (7-1, 3.35) starts against White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon (2-6, 4.16) on Friday as Toronto starts a three-game set at Chicago. Sanchez will be making his first career start against the White Sox.

Penguin Air
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray comes out of the game during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Toronto Blue Jays catcher Martin Russell embraces pitcher Roberto Osuna after the Blue Jays defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in a baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday June 22, 2016. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) Toronto Blue Jays Roberto Osuna reacts after the Blue Jays defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Arizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas slides safely into second with a double past Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits a home run against Arizona Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Toronto Blue Jays Russell Martin during the first inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion reacts after hitting a home run against Arizona Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Arizona Diamondbacks Wellington Castillo reacts to a called third strike during the third inning of an interleague baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Diamondbacks

Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds attends an NBA basketball game between the Portland...
Associated Press

Bonds, Schilling fall short in contemporary era vote to make Hall of Fame

Fred McGriff was the only player elected Sunday to the Hall of Fame by a 16-member contemporary era committee.
12 hours ago
Kyle Lewis #1 of the Seattle Mariners at bat during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Ange...
Jordan Leandre

New Diamondbacks OF Kyle Lewis: Willing to do whatever to help

Outfielder Kyle Lewis believes this Arizona Diamondbacks team has the talent to put together a memorable 2023 season.
3 days ago
Ali Sanchez #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a double in the seventh inning of the Spring Traini...
Wills Rice

Diamondbacks make 3 moves official prior to Sunday’s Winter Meetings

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced three separate moves on Friday as rumors have swirled prior to the start of Winter Meetings on Sunday.
4 days ago
New York Yankees relief pitcher Miguel Castro (30) works on the mound during the eighth inning in G...
Jordan Leandre

Arizona Diamondbacks sign reliever Miguel Castro to 1-year deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed free agent right-handed reliever Miguel Castro, the team announced on Friday.
4 days ago
Kansas City Royals' Drew Waters (6) slides out at second as Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, right...
Jordan Leandre

Report: Arizona Diamondbacks have expressed interest in free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts

Jeff Passan of ESPN reported that the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in free agent All-Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
6 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake McCarthy follows the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relie...
Jordan Leandre

Diamondbacks potential trade packages involving OF surplus

The Arizona Diamondbacks have holes on the roster while also boasting an outfield surplus. Here are three possible packages to address both.
10 days ago
Diamondbacks winning streak ends in loss to Blue Jays