Co­la­bello comes through for Jays

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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.

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