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Bautista, Morales HR as Blue Jays beat Mariners 7-2

May 25 2017, 06:05 | Van Peters

This is where the Mariners are right now in a rotation that has four of its five intended members on the disabled list.

Cody Allen, pitching in a non-save situation, walked Justin Smoak and Steve Pearce to load the bases with two out.

De Jong didn't have his best command - he was often behind in the count - but he nursed a 2-1 lead into the fifth inning. On April 19 against the Boston Red Sox, he kept them scoreless through 5.1 innings, winning for the first time this season. The loss left the Indians (18-15) with a 4-5 record on their nine-game road trip. Entering Saturday's game, Carrera's slash line sits at.330/.344/.460 with 3 home runs, and 10 RBIs in 96 plate appearances.

The 33-year-old was removed after two innings against the Cleveland Indians on May 10, while he allowed seven runs on five hits. A leadoff walk to Santana and singles by Lindor and Kipnis produced one run. This time created by ground-ball singles off the bats of Danny Valencia and Guillermo Heredia, which brought up Dyson with two outs. Dominic Leone replaced Liriano and Guyer greeted him with a three-run double to give the Indians a 7-3 lead.

The last thing Toronto's overworked bullpen corps needed was another long night.

It's also the number of runs the M's have scored, both coming on Nelson Cruz' two-run homer in the first inning of Thursday's game.

Biagini retired the side in order over the first two innings and pitched a solid five-plus, holding the Mariners off the scoreboard with just four hits during his 68-pitch performance.

De Jong (0-3) worked five innings and allowed six earned runs, seven hits and three walks.

Dan Otero relieved Salazar and escaped the third, but Ezequiel Carrera burned him with a game-tying two-run homer in the fourth to make it 7-7.

QUOTABLE: Cruz lined a ball off the right-field wall in the eighth inning and had to push on his sore left hamstring to reach second ahead of Carrera's throw.

Defensive giveaways are errors, fielder's choice with no out, passed balls and poor plays that are not ruled as errors (such as allowing a pop-up to fall in for a hit).

Martin and his $20-million salary are now being replaced on the 25-man roster by a combination of Luke Maile and Michael Ohlman, who both carry a big league salary of $535,000* for the year.

Zack Wheeler threw six strong innings, and NY scored four runs in the first inning to beat San Francisco. Roberto Perez came on for catcher Yan Gomes (illness) in the third.

Indians: Francona said OF Michael Brantley (sprained right ankle) might be available to pinch hit Wednesday. The Pirates dropped their third consecutive game. He threw a career-high 125 pitches. That's roughly 53 percent of the total payroll.

Yandy Diaz had his problems in left field on Wednesday night. That prompted a team meeting on the mound by Salazar and his infielders. Pearce scored when Travis grounded out to shortstop.

Well, it was only a matter of time before another member of the Toronto Blue Jays found themselves on the disabled list. First pitch was at 7:07 with a temperature of 68 degrees.

Indians: Cleveland is off today before starting a three-game series against visiting Minnesota.

SUNDAY 1:07 p.m.

Manager Scott Servais held off confirming Weber as Saturday's starter after Friday's game because the Mariners are still planning their corresponding moves to clear space on their 25- and 40-man rosters.



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