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Bautista returns to help Blue Jays end skid vs. Brewers

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TORONTO -- A little extra zip made Drew Hutchison's fastball too much for the Milwaukee Brewers to handle.

Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus hit solo home runs, Hutchison struck out a career-high 10 to snap a two-start losing streak and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Brewers 4-1 on Tuesday.

Manager John Gibbons said Hutchison had "a dynamite fastball."

"When he's on, he's on," Gibbons said.

Pitching on an extra day's rest, Hutchison retired the first 14 batters he faced before outfielder Khris Davis reached on an infield single to shortstop in the fifth. Hutchison followed by getting Lyle Overbay to fly out.

"The ball riding up a little bit with that extra life kind of caught us off guard," Overbay said. "It wasn't in the scouting report."

However, the Brewers did get a late scouting report from leadoff batter Scooter Gennett, who lined out to begin the game and brought a warning back to the bench.

"He came back and said 'Hey, when his ball is up, it takes off,'" Overbay said. "It kind of looks good coming in so you end up swinging at it anyway."

Hutchison (6-6) came in 1-4 with an 8.13 ERA in six home starts but delivered his best performance of the season at Rogers Centre. The right-hander allowed one run, three hits and two walks in seven innings.

"I was able to make good pitches and get ahead," Hutchison said. "That has a lot to do with it."

The Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak, one shy of their season high, and won for the third time in 14 meetings against Milwaukee, much to the delight of a Canada Day crowd of 45,088.

"It's Canada Day in front of a nice crowd," Gibbons said. "You don't want to lay an egg."

The Brewers had their four-game road winning streak end as they lost away from home for just the third time in 13 games.

"We didn't get a lot of hits," manager Ron Roenicke said. "A lot of strikeouts, not a lot of hits."

Starting for the first time since leaving a June 22 game at Cincinnati with a strained left hamstring, Bautista gave the Blue Jays an early lead with a two-out blast in the first. The homer was his first since June 6 against St. Louis.

"Obviously, adding a guy like Bautista helps," Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada said. "He's one of the better hitters in the game."

Starting as the designated hitter, Bautista went 1 for 4 with a strikeout. He hopes to return to right field Wednesday.

Rasmus made it 2-0 with a leadoff drive in the fifth.

Both homers came off Estrada, who has allowed an MLB-high 26, nine more than the next-highest total.

Estrada (7-5) lost for the first time in three starts, allowing two runs and six hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Milwaukee cut the deficit in half with a two-out rally in the sixth when Gennett singled and scored on Ryan Braun's double.

The Brewers loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh thanks to a pair of walks and a hit batter, but Hutchison escaped by getting Jean Segura to fly out.

Aaron Loup started the eighth but left after hitting pinch hitter Rickie Weeks. Dustin McGowan came on and got Braun to ground into a double play. Jonathan Lucroy walked but McGowan fanned Carlos Gomez.

The Blue Jays added two runs in the eighth against reliever Rob Wooten. Melky Cabrera hit an RBI triple and scored on Edwin Encarnacion's double.

Casey Janssen finished for his 13th save in 15 chances.

Notes

  • Elian Herrera replaced Davis in left in the seventh after Davis suffered a strained pectoral muscle sliding into second base. Davis said the injury was "mild."
  • Gomez returned after sitting out Sunday's game with a strained neck. Gomez suffered the injury in an outfield collision with Braun on Saturday.
  • Segura returned for Milwaukee after missing Sunday's game with a sore left quadriceps.
  • The Blue Jays wore special red caps and jerseys to mark the Canada Day holiday.
  • Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchliffe threw out the first pitch.
  • Brewers RHP Wily Peralta (9-5) faces Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ (7-4) on Wednesday.
 
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Jose Bautista hits his first home run since June 6 for the Blue Jays, sporting their red Canada Day jerseys.  (USATSI)
Jose Bautista hits his first home run since June 6 for the Blue Jays, sporting their red Canada Day jerseys. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Toronto

J. Bautista
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
Toronto

D. Hutchison
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 2
K 10
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Scooter Gennett, 2B3110000 .311
   a-Rickie Weeks, PH-2B0000000 .265
Ryan Braun, RF4011021 .289
Jonathan Lucroy, C3000121 .331
Carlos Gomez, CF3000121 .307
Aramis Ramirez, DH4000001 .287
Khris Davis, LF2010010 .260
   Elian Herrera, LF1010000 .244
Lyle Overbay, 1B4000024 .239
Mark Reynolds, 3B3000111 .211
Jean Segura, SS3000013 .242
Marco Estrada, P0000000 .111
   Zach Duke, P0000000 .000
   Robert Wooten, P0000000 .000
Totals30141311  
a-hit by pitch for Gennett in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ryan Braun (17, Hutchison)
RBI - Ryan Braun (47)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Braun (15)
SB - Carlos Gomez (14, 2nd base off Hutchison/Navarro), Khris Davis (3, 2nd base off Hutchison/Navarro), Elian Herrera (2, 2nd base off Janssen/Navarro)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Overbay-Segura
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marco Estrada (L,7-5) 6622122 4.94
Zach Duke 1000010 1.38
Robert Wooten 1322010 4.85
Pitches-Strikes - Marco Estrada 92-57, Zach Duke 15-9, Robert Wooten 22-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Marco Estrada 4-10, Zach Duke 1-1, Robert Wooten 1-1
Batters Faced - Marco Estrada 23, Zach Duke 3, Robert Wooten 6
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS4010002 .264
Melky Cabrera, LF4111002 .299
Jose Bautista, DH4111011 .303
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B3011100 .278
Dioner Navarro, C4010001 .269
Colby Rasmus, CF3111002 .228
Juan Francisco, 3B2010010 .239
   a-Steve Tolleson, PH-3B1000012 .227
Munenori Kawasaki, 2B3010003 .263
Anthony Gose, RF2000011 .238
   b-Brad Glenn, PH0000000 .000
   c-Adam Lind, PH1010000 .335
   Darin Mastroianni, PR-RF0100000 .105
Drew Hutchison, P0000000 .667
   Aaron Loup, P0000000 .000
   Dustin McGowan, P0000000 .000
   Casey Janssen, P0000000 .000
Totals3149414  
a-struck out for Francisco in the 7th
b-announced for Gose in the 8th
c-singled for Glenn in the 8th
Batting
2B - Edwin Encarnacion (21, Wooten)
3B - Melky Cabrera (3, Wooten)
HR - Jose Bautista (16, M. Estrada), Colby Rasmus (12, M. Estrada)
RBI - Melky Cabrera (43), Jose Bautista (50), Edwin Encarnacion (66), Colby Rasmus (27)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Bautista (10), Edwin Encarnacion (21)
CS - Juan Francisco (2, 2nd base by M. Estrada/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Kawasaki-Reyes-Encarnacion
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drew Hutchison (W,6-6) 73112100 3.81
Aaron Loup 0000000 3.29
Dustin McGowan (H,7) 1000110 4.03
Casey Janssen (S,13) 1100000 1.00
HBP - Davis (by Drew Hutchison), Weeks (by Aaron Loup)
Pitches-Strikes - Drew Hutchison 105-66, Aaron Loup 3-2, Dustin McGowan 16-8, Casey Janssen 14-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Drew Hutchison 3-8, Dustin McGowan 1-0, Casey Janssen 1-2
Batters Faced - Drew Hutchison 27, Aaron Loup 1, Dustin McGowan 3, Casey Janssen 4
Game Information
Attendance - 45088
Game Time - 2:56
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Mark Carlson, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Quinn Wolcott