TORONTO — Ryan Goins hit a homer and drove in two runs and Marco Estrada pitched five ef­fec­tive in­nings as the Toronto Blue Jays held on for a 4-3 win over the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles on Mon­day.

Estrada (8-8) al­lowed two runs on four hits while strik­ing out seven. The right-han­der, who im­proved to 3-0 against Bal­ti­more this year and 7-1 ver­sus the Ori­oles in his ca­reer, has al­lowed three earned runs or less in eight of his last 10 starts.

Richard Urena hit an RBI dou­ble and Dar­win Bar­ney plated a run with an in­field sin­gle for the Blue Jays (67-77).

Bal­ti­more had the ty­ing run on sec­ond base with one out in the ninth in­ning but Do­minic Leone pitched around it with two strike­outs for his first save of the sea­son.

Mark Trumbo home­red for the Ori­oles (71-73) and Adam Jones and Caleb Joseph had RBI sin­gles.

Ubaldo Jimenez (5-10) gave up three runs and six hits over five in­nings while walk­ing two and strik­ing out five. Jimenez couldn’t quite re­peat his per­for­mance from his last out­ing at Rogers Cen­tre on June 29, when he pitched eight shutout in­nings in a 2-0 Bal­ti­more win.

Goins and Urena got Toronto on the board in a wacky sec­ond in­ning that saw Bal­ti­more com­mit two er­rors.

Goins plated Teoscar Her­nan­dez on a ground­out af­ter the rookie reached third on a dou­ble and an er­ror to Mark Trumbo. The Ori­oles right-fielder botched a rou­tine fly ball, then bob­bled it into the seats. Bar­ney fol­lowed with a dou­ble and ad­vanced to third on an er­ror to the cen­tre-fielder, then scored on Urena’s dou­ble for a 2-0 Toronto lead.

Jones cut Bal­ti­more’s deficit in half at 2-1, plat­ing Manny Machado from sec­ond base on a sin­gle in the fourth in­ning.

Goins re­stored the two-run cush­ion with a solo homer in the bot­tom of the frame. But Trumbo led off the fifth with a solo homer of his own, a no-doubter to left-cen­tre-field that Estrada didn’t even turn to look at.

Bar­ney made it 4-2 in the sixth when Miguel Mon­tero scored from third on his weak drib­bler off for­mer Blue Jays closer Miguel Cas­tro.

But Joseph brought the Ori­oles within one again, scor­ing Trey Mancini with a sin­gle in the sev­enth. The run was charged to Danny Barnes.

Josh Don­ald­son was back in Toronto’s lineup as the des­ig­nated hit­ter af­ter miss­ing three games with an ill­ness. He went 0 for 2 with two walks.

At­ten­dance was 28,401. ... Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna will be away from the team for three days as he ex­pects the birth of his first child . ... Man­ager John Gib­bons said catcher Russell Martin (oblique) could re­turn to game ac­tion over the next few days. ... The Blue Jays held a moment of si­lence be­fore the game in mem­ory of vic­tims of the Sept. 11, 2001 ter­ror­ist at­tacks in the United States, vic­tims of the re­cent hur­ri­canes in the U.S. and Caribbean, and for se­nior ad­viser of Blue Jays player de­vel­op­ment Mel Di­dier, who died ear­lier Mon­day. He was 90.


Ta­tum James (14), of Strat­ford North­west­ern, takes a jump shot over Jes­sica Find­lay Robin­son of Strat­ford St. Michael dur­ing ac­tion from the sec­ond an­nual MDHS se­nior girls bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment Satur­day in Mitchell. James scored 13 points in a 38-30 vic­tory over the War­riors. North­west­ern fin­ished sec­ond over­all in the eight-team tour­na­ment, with St. Mike’s plac­ing third.


Kevin Pil­lar, of the Toronto Blue Jays, hits a soft sin­gle in the first in­ning dur­ing MLB game ac­tion against the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles at Rogers Cen­tre on Mon­day, in Toronto.

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