Colabello comes through for Jays
a .417 average, with two home runs and seven RBI.
He now has a career .331 average with 84 extra-base hits in 164 career starts as a No. 4 hitter.
Toronto’s Ezequiel Carrera tied the game at 6- 6 in the eighth with his first career pinch-hit home run, a two-run shot to right off Fernando Rodney.
The Blue Jays have homered in eight consecutive games since the all-star break.
Jesus Sucre, in just his 13th start at catcher for the Mariners, jolted a home run in the second. It was the first in his 126th big-league at-bat.
“It creates a lot of balance and makes it difficult to match up because of that big guy (Cruz) in the middle. You have to think about what you’re doing,” McClendon said. day or two.
Blue Jays: LHP Aaron Sanchez (right lat strain), on the DL since June 15, came off Saturday and will work out of the bullpen. RHP Steve Delabar was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room.
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The Toronto Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello scores on a single by Danny Valencia in the second inning Saturday in Seattle.