Goins' RBI single in 10th lifts Blue Jays past Astros, 4-3

HOUSTON (AP) Toronto manager John Gibbons had no doubt his third base coach would send Rob Refsnyder home as the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning Saturday night.

The gamble paid off.

Ryan Goins hit the tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Blue Jays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

''It was close,'' Goins said. ''It was a hard play to say if he would be out or safe. We have come out on the wrong side of those a lot this year, so it was nice to finally get on our side.''

Goins hit the two-out single to left field off Francisco Liriano (6-7), and Refsnyder touched home plate with his left hand just before Brian McCann tagged him.

''It's two outs, game on the line, you're in extra innings, man let's go,'' Gibbons said. ''You've got to gamble, you've got to make them throw you out. Lucky it was just the right side of the plate just enough. But without the great slide by Refsnyder he's probably out anyway.''

Refsnyder, who played with McCann while the two were with the Yankees, said he knew McCann would try to swipe at him from across his body.

''I knew it was going to be close,'' Refsnyder said. ''He had to come across his body. He's really good at it, so I was trying to time it up and hopefully, he was going to make his tag and try to avoid it.''

Derek Fisher charged the ball in left field, but his throw drew McCann to the right side of home plate, and McCann had to dive back towards Refsnyder.

''With a play like that, bang, bang, you can't really see anything,'' McCann said. ''It's one of those you dive and hope for the best. He made a nice slide.''

The Astros challenged the call, which stood after a nearly two-minute review.

''It was a funky slide,'' Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. ''The call stood, which it means if he would have called him out they probably wouldn't have switched it over either.''

Ryan Tepera (6-1) threw two innings for the win, and Roberto Osuna got the last three outs for his 28th save.

Kevin Pillar tied it at 3-3 in the seventh, beating the throw home on Jose Bautista's fielder's choice to first.

Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in the first to give Houston a 2-1 lead, and Tyler White hit a solo home run off the train tracks in left field to lead off the third and put the Astros ahead 3-2. White's home run was his third in two games.

Josh Donaldson hit an RBI double to deep center in the first, and Bautista tied the game at 2-2, with a run-scoring grounder in the second.

Marco Estrada gave up three runs and five hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings. The right-hander had his third straight good start but has not won since May 27.

Charlie Morton allowed three runs and seven hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings for the Astros.

TRAINING ROOM

Astros: C Evan Gattis was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list after getting hit in the head with a backswing Thursday. ''We are hopeful that it might just be the seven days, but at this point, we don't know,'' Hinch said. Houston recalled C Juan Centeno from Triple-A Fresno. ... OF George Springer (left quad discomfort) ran the bases Saturday, Hinch said. Hinch is hopeful that he could return as soon as the Chicago series, which starts Tuesday. ... RHP Will Harris (right shoulder inflammation) will travel with the team on the upcoming road trip and should start a throwing program soon, Hinch said.

BAGWELL HONORED

Jeff Bagwell was honored in a pregame ceremony for entering the Hall of Fame last weekend. Bagwell played his entire 15-year career with the Astros and has his number retired by the club. Former teammate Lance Berkman, former manager Phil Garner and Astros President Reid Ryan were among those who spoke during the ceremony.

ROSTER MOVES

Blue Jays: Toronto designated RHP Mike Bolsinger for assignment Saturday and called up RHP Taylor Cole from Triple-A Buffalo.

Astros: Houston called up INF J.D. Davis from Triple-A Fresno on Saturday. Davis went 1 for 4, with three strikeouts, in his debut. The Astros optioned INF A.J. Reed to Fresno after Friday's game.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (10-5) will look for his third straight win when he takes the mound in the series finale Sunday. Stroman allowed four runs in seven innings in his last start and hasn't lost since July 3.

Astros: RHP Mike Fiers (7-6) will try to end a two-game losing streak Sunday. Fiers was tagged for six runs in 6 1/3 innings in his last outing Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

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  • W: R. Tepera (6-1)L: F. Liriano (6-7)S: R. Osuna (28)
  • HR: HOU - J. Reddick (11), T. White (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF51220014.218.325.380.7054.5
R. Martin C50000027.224.352.388.740-1.0
J. Donaldson 3B40110112.246.368.467.8353.5
J. Smoak 1B50000033.297.376.589.965-1.5
K. Morales DH30000101.253.314.458.7721.0
E. Carrera PR-DH00000000.302.367.451.8182.0
a- R. Refsnyder PH-DH01000100.130.245.217.4634.0
S. Pearce LF31000221.265.335.464.7992.0
R. Goins SS50210012.217.271.339.6092.5
K. Pillar CF51100025.245.297.398.6951.0
D. Barney 2B40300000.242.290.309.5993.0
  • a-walked for Carrera in the 10th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fisher RF-LF41000110.262.357.475.8331.5
J. Altuve 2B40000001.361.422.569.9910.0
J. Reddick CF-RF31121110.311.357.500.8577.5
Y. Gurriel DH40000011.289.317.481.799-0.5
C. Beltran LF40100020.242.293.416.7090.0
J. Marisnick CF00000000.247.327.511.8380.0
A. Bregman SS30100100.273.353.471.8243.0
B. McCann C40000003.238.322.423.7450.0
J. Davis 3B40100032.250.250.250.500-1.5
T. White 1B41111033.310.344.655.9994.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Donaldson (14)
    • RBI - J. Bautista 2 (47), J. Donaldson (36), R. Goins (40)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Goins (23)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Bregman (28)
    • HR - J. Reddick (11), T. White (3)
    • RBI - J. Reddick 2 (55), T. White (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Carrera (7), R. Refsnyder (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Davis
    FIELDING
    • PB - B. McCann (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Estrada7.05332725.121.4217.5
    R. Tepera (W, 6-1)2.00001203.381.0913.0
    R. Osuna (S, 28)1.00000202.740.7811.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Estrada7.0
    R. Tepera (W, 6-1)2.0
    R. Osuna (S, 28)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Morton7.07332703.781.2315.5
    C. Devenski0.20002102.790.86-1.5
    K. Giles1.11000202.931.033.0
    F. Liriano (L, 6-7)0.21111106.021.65-7.5
    L. Gregerson0.10000104.011.290.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Morton7.0
    C. Devenski0.2
    K. Giles1.1
    F. Liriano (L, 6-7)0.2
    L. Gregerson0.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 104-68, R. Tepera 23-14, R. Osuna 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 2-11, R. Tepera 1-3, R. Osuna 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 27, R. Tepera 7, R. Osuna 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Devenski (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 92-60, C. Devenski 21-8, K. Giles 21-13, F. Liriano 21-10, L. Gregerson 6-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 11-3, F. Liriano 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Morton 30, C. Devenski 4, K. Giles 5, F. Liriano 4, L. Gregerson
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Bautista RF51220014.218.325.380.7054.5
    R. Martin C50000027.224.352.388.740-1.0
    J. Donaldson 3B40110112.246.368.467.8353.5
    J. Smoak 1B50000033.297.376.589.965-1.5
    K. Morales DH30000101.253.314.458.7721.0
    E. Carrera PR-DH00000000.302.367.451.8182.0
    a- R. Refsnyder PH-DH01000100.130.245.217.4634.0
    S. Pearce LF31000221.265.335.464.7992.0
    R. Goins SS50210012.217.271.339.6092.5
    K. Pillar CF51100025.245.297.398.6951.0
    D. Barney 2B40300000.242.290.309.5993.0
    Total39494051225-----
    • a-walked for Carrera in the 10th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fisher RF-LF41000110.262.357.475.8331.5
    J. Altuve 2B40000001.361.422.569.9910.0
    J. Reddick CF-RF31121110.311.357.500.8577.5
    Y. Gurriel DH40000011.289.317.481.799-0.5
    C. Beltran LF40100020.242.293.416.7090.0
    J. Marisnick CF00000000.247.327.511.8380.0
    A. Bregman SS30100100.273.353.471.8243.0
    B. McCann C40000003.238.322.423.7450.0
    J. Davis 3B40100032.250.250.250.500-1.5
    T. White 1B41111033.310.344.655.9994.5
    Total34353231110-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Donaldson (14)
      • RBI - J. Bautista 2 (47), J. Donaldson (36), R. Goins (40)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Goins (23)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Bregman (28)
      • HR - J. Reddick (11), T. White (3)
      • RBI - J. Reddick 2 (55), T. White (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Carrera (7), R. Refsnyder (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Davis
      FIELDING
      • PB - B. McCann (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada7.05332725.121.4217.5
      R. Tepera (W, 6-1)2.00001203.381.0913.0
      R. Osuna (S, 28)1.00000202.740.7811.0
      Total10.05333112---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada7.0
      R. Tepera (W, 6-1)2.0
      R. Osuna (S, 28)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Morton7.07332703.781.2315.5
      C. Devenski0.20002102.790.86-1.5
      K. Giles1.11000202.931.033.0
      F. Liriano (L, 6-7)0.21111106.021.65-7.5
      L. Gregerson0.10000104.011.290.5
      Total10.09445120---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Morton7.0
      C. Devenski0.2
      K. Giles1.1
      F. Liriano (L, 6-7)0.2
      L. Gregerson0.1
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 104-68, R. Tepera 23-14, R. Osuna 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 2-11, R. Tepera 1-3, R. Osuna 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 27, R. Tepera 7, R. Osuna 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Devenski (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 92-60, C. Devenski 21-8, K. Giles 21-13, F. Liriano 21-10, L. Gregerson 6-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 11-3, F. Liriano 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Morton 30, C. Devenski 4, K. Giles 5, F. Liriano 4, L. Gregerson
      • 10TH INNING
        Goins singled to left, Refsnyder scored, Goins to second43
      • 7TH INNING
        Bautista reached on fielder's choice to first, Pillar scored, Barney to second33
      • 3RD INNING
        White homered to left center23
      • 2ND INNING
        Bautista grounded out to third, Pearce scored, Goins to third, Barney to second22
      • 1ST INNING
        Reddick homered to right center, Fisher scored12
        Donaldson doubled to deep center, Bautista scored10
      • 10TH INNING
        • Francisco Liriano relieved Ken Giles
        • Derek Fisher in left
        • Josh Reddick in right
        • Jake Marisnick in center
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
        • Rob Refsnyder hit for Ezequiel Carrera
        • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Refsnyder walked
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder stole second, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
        • R. Goins: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Goins singled to left, Refsnyder scored, Goins to second
        • Luke Gregerson relieved Francisco Liriano
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 10th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Tepera
        • Rob Refsnyder at designated hitter
        • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
        • D. Fisher: Fisher grounded out to third
        • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ezequiel Carrera at designated hitter
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barney flied out to right
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Bautista singled to left center
        • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Tepera Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel flied out to left
        • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltran struck out swinging
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bregman walked
        • B. McCann: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, McCann flied out to deep right
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Chris Devenski relieved Charlie Morton
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales walked
        • Ezequiel Carrera ran for Kendrys Morales
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carrera walked
        • R. Goins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Carrera to third, Pearce to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Goins fouled out to third
        • Ken Giles relieved Chris Devenski
        • K. Pillar: Pillar popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Marco Estrada
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Strike looking, Fisher fouled out to third
        • J. Altuve: Altuve grounded out to third
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pillar singled to shallow left
        • D. Barney: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Barney singled to right center, Pillar to third
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Bautista reached on fielder's choice to first, Pillar scored, Barney to second
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martin grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Barney to third, Bautista out at second
        • J. Donaldson: Donaldson grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Beltran singled to right
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Bregman doubled to deep left, Beltran to third
        • B. McCann: McCann fouled out to catcher
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • T. White: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Morales flied out to deep right
        • S. Pearce: Pearce grounded out to third
        • R. Goins: Goins lined out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • D. Fisher: Fisher lined out to right
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Altuve popped out to second
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reddick walked
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • D. Barney: Barney singled to center
        • J. Bautista: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Martin grounded out to third, Barney to second
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Barney to third, Donaldson to second on passed ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • B. McCann: Foul, Ball, Foul, McCann popped out to shortstop
        • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis reached on an infield single to third
        • T. White: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis caught stealing, catcher to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
        • R. Goins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goins struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Pillar grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gurriel grounded out to first
        • C. Beltran: Foul, Beltran popped out to second
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Bregman lined out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • T. White: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, White homered to left center
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fisher struck out swinging
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Foul, Altuve flied out to center
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Reddick fouled out to third
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked
        • R. Goins: Goins reached on bunt single to pitcher, Pearce to second
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • D. Barney: Ball, Foul, Foul, Barney singled to center, Pearce to third, Goins to second
        • J. Bautista: Bautista grounded out to third, Pearce scored, Goins to third, Barney to second
        • R. Martin: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bregman flied out to right
        • B. McCann: Strike looking, McCann flied out to deep right
        • J. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Bautista reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin fouled out to first
        • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Donaldson doubled to deep center, Bautista scored
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak grounded out to second, Donaldson to third
        • K. Morales: Morales grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fisher walked
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Altuve grounded out to first, Fisher to second
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Reddick homered to right center, Fisher scored
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltran struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)