GOINS GOOd

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Goins has been clutch with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion but he didn’t ex­actly rel­ish the sit­u­a­tion in the ninth in­ning.

Going to the plate with two out and a chance to drive in the win­ner, he shud­dered at hav­ing to face his for­mer team­mate, Liri­ano.

“That’s one guy when I was here I’d tell him I never want to face him,” Goins said of Liri­ano, who has now been tagged with two losses in his two ap­pear­ances with his new team. “Then I end up going out there with two outs and luck­ily I found a hole. That guy’s one of the nas­ti­est in the league, for sure.”

The play wouldn’t have been com­plete without a bril­liant slide from Rob Ref­s­ny­der, who had an inkling the way Mc­Cann might move from his days when they were team­mates in New York.

“Play­ing with Mc­Cann I had a feel­ing he was going to come across his body,” Ref­s­ny­der said. “I just had to try to time it right.”

Goins, mean­while, im­proved to .378 with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion and has a su­per clutch 22 RBI with two outs. with Josh Red­dick hit­ting a two-run shot out in the first and Tyler White adding a solo shot in the third … The Jays tied it up in the sev­enth af­ter Pil­lar and Dar­win Bar­ney led off the in­ning with sin­gles to put run­ners on the cor­ners for Jose Bautista. The Jays lead­off hit­ter brought in Pil­lar with a ground ball to first that White fired home to catcher Mc­Cann who had va­cated the plate al­low­ing the equal­izer to cross. They couldn’t take the lead how­ever, af­ter Martin grounded into a dou­ble play fol­lowed by a rou­tine ground out by Josh Don­ald­son … Though burned with the two home runs, Estrada was at his fly-ball best, al­low­ing just five hits and three earned runs in seven in­nings.

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