Smoak's pinch-hit slam lifts Blue Jays over Marlins 6-5

MIAMI (AP) Justin Smoak's first career pinch-hit homer was one memorable drive.

Smoak capped Toronto's five-run ninth inning with a grand slam, sending the Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

''It's awesome, man,'' Smoak said. ''In that situation, down the whole game, to be able to come big for your team, it's what it's all about.''

Toronto trailed 5-1 heading into the ninth. The Blue Jays loaded the bases on Danny Jansen's one-out infield single before the Marlins replaced Kyle Barraclough with Drew Steckenrider (4-4).

Aledmys Diaz then struck out looking, but Devon Travis forced in a run with a walk and Smoak drove Steckenrider's 0-2 pitch over the wall in right for his 22nd homer.

It was Smoak's second slam this season and No. 3 for his career. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam for Toronto since Reed Johnson accomplished the feat against Boston on July 1, 2005.

''I had no clue who he was, I've never faced him before,'' Smoak said. ''Down 0-2, honestly I was trying to battle there. I put a good swing there.''

Joe Biagini (3-7) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win and Ken Giles worked a shaky ninth for his 19th save. Miami put two runners on before Austin Dean fouled out and Magneuris Sierra lined to left, ending the game.

After the game was over, Toronto announced it had traded slugger Josh Donaldson and cash considerations to Cleveland for a player to be named. Donaldson, who won the AL MVP award in 2015, has been limited to 36 games this season because of injuries.

Miami wasted a solid performance by Dan Straily in its fourth consecutive loss. Starlin Castro went 3 for 3 for the Marlins, and Brian Anderson doubled and walked twice.

Straily allowed four hits, struck out four and walked one in eight innings. He pitched six scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over NL East-leading Atlanta in his previous start.

''This is a tough one to take,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''Dan pitched a quality game all day and then to just not be able to close it out there. Obviously, frustrating for everyone.''

Toronto right-hander Aaron Sanchez was charged with five runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. It was his second start after missing two months because of a contusion on his right index finger.

The Marlins jumped in front with three runs in the fourth. Derek Dietrich and J.T. Riddle had run-scoring singles, and Dean drove in Castro with a groundout.

RBI singles for J.T. Realmuto and Castro extended the lead to 5-0 in the fifth.

WALK THIS WAY

It took 93 plate appearances but the speedy Sierra reached on a walk for the first time since he was promoted from Triple-A New Orleans on July 24. He was walked intentionally to load the bases, and Straily struck out to end the fourth inning.

SLIPPERY BAT

Toronto slugger Kendrys Morales lost his bat on a swing-and-miss in the sixth inning, with the lumber flying high above the Blue Jays dugout. The elevated netting prevented the bat from landing in the stands.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (back) joined the team in Miami and manager John Gibbons confirmed he will start the second game of the series Saturday.

Marlins: OF Garrett Cooper had right wrist surgery. Cooper, the Marlins' opening-day right fielder, originally hurt his wrist when he was hit by a pitch in the second game of the season. He returned July 6 before having another setback 10 days later.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Estrada (7-10, 5.18 ERA) lasted two innings in his previous start against Philadelphia on Sunday.

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (5-9, 4.91 ERA) is 4-3 with a 1.86 ERA in 11 home starts this season.

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  • W: J. Biagini (3-7)L: D. Steckenrider (4-4)S: K. Giles (19)
  • HR: TOR - J. Smoak (22)
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A. Diaz 3B40000014.253.288.443.731-0.5
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b- T. Hernandez PH10000000.240.299.467.7660.0
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c- J. Smoak PH-1B11141000.251.358.472.8309.0
  • a-singled for Barnes in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Mayza in the 8th
  • c-homered for Biagini in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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B. Anderson 3B32200201.278.362.407.7698.0
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D. Dietrich 1B41210001.270.333.431.7654.0
M. Rojas 1B10100000.255.302.354.6561.0
Y. Rivera PR00000000.186.282.233.5140.0
S. Castro 2B41310111.289.342.414.7555.5
J. Riddle SS40110104.226.272.383.6553.0
A. Dean LF40010016.204.264.429.6931.5
M. Sierra CF40100104.174.183.196.3782.0
D. Straily P20000012.161.333.194.5270.5
a- I. Galloway PH-RF10000000.256.370.462.8310.0
  • a-grounded out for Straily in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. McKinney (5)
  • HR - J. Smoak (22)
  • SF - L. Gurriel
  • RBI - L. Gurriel (24), D. Travis (43), J. Smoak 4 (68)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Travis (13), J. Smoak 4 (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Gurriel 2 (2), K. Morales, R. Grichuk, A. Diaz
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson 2 (30), S. Castro (27)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (67), D. Dietrich (43), S. Castro (50), J. Riddle (31), A. Dean (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto, D. Dietrich, A. Dean 2 (2), M. Sierra 4 (4), D. Straily 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Castro (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Jansen-Travis; Gurriel-Travis-Morales)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez4.18553205.221.63-3.0
D. Barnes0.20000005.501.750.0
M. Smith1.01001008.101.801.0
T. Mayza1.01000004.561.522.0
J. Biagini (W, 3-7)1.01000005.791.589.0
K. Giles (S, 19)1.01001105.621.378.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez4.1
D. Barnes0.2
M. Smith1.0
T. Mayza1.0
J. Biagini (W, 3-7)1.0
K. Giles (S, 19)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily8.04111404.131.3223.0
K. Barraclough0.12331104.111.33-5.5
D. Steckenrider (L, 4-4) (BS, 5)0.22221114.081.33-9.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily8.0
K. Barraclough0.1
D. Steckenrider (L, 4-4) (BS, 5)0.2
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Sanchez (2)
  • HBP - M. Smith, T. Mayza (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 82-48, D. Barnes 13-7, M. Smith 16-9, T. Mayza 18-11, J. Biagini 20-14, K. Giles 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 7-3, M. Smith 1-1, T. Mayza 3-0, J. Biagini 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 23, D. Barnes 2, M. Smith 5, T. Mayza 5, J. Biagini 4, K. Giles 5
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Barraclough (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 104-72, K. Barraclough 19-11, D. Steckenrider 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 6-14, D. Steckenrider 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 29, K. Barraclough 4, D. Steckenrider 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Morales 1B41100002.258.337.471.8072.0
K. Giles P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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A. Diaz 3B40000014.253.288.443.731-0.5
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J. Biagini P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Smoak PH-1B11141000.251.358.472.8309.0
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  • a-singled for Barnes in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Mayza in the 8th
  • c-homered for Biagini in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Ortega RF50100002.275.333.325.6581.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Steckenrider P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Anderson 3B32200201.278.362.407.7698.0
J. Realmuto C51110006.285.344.491.8363.0
D. Dietrich 1B41210001.270.333.431.7654.0
M. Rojas 1B10100000.255.302.354.6561.0
Y. Rivera PR00000000.186.282.233.5140.0
S. Castro 2B41310111.289.342.414.7555.5
J. Riddle SS40110104.226.272.383.6553.0
A. Dean LF40010016.204.264.429.6931.5
M. Sierra CF40100104.174.183.196.3782.0
D. Straily P20000012.161.333.194.5270.5
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  • a-grounded out for Straily in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. McKinney (5)
  • HR - J. Smoak (22)
  • SF - L. Gurriel
  • RBI - L. Gurriel (24), D. Travis (43), J. Smoak 4 (68)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Travis (13), J. Smoak 4 (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Gurriel 2 (2), K. Morales, R. Grichuk, A. Diaz
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson 2 (30), S. Castro (27)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (67), D. Dietrich (43), S. Castro (50), J. Riddle (31), A. Dean (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto, D. Dietrich, A. Dean 2 (2), M. Sierra 4 (4), D. Straily 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Castro (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Jansen-Travis; Gurriel-Travis-Morales)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez4.18553205.221.63-3.0
D. Barnes0.20000005.501.750.0
M. Smith1.01001008.101.801.0
T. Mayza1.01000004.561.522.0
J. Biagini (W, 3-7)1.01000005.791.589.0
K. Giles (S, 19)1.01001105.621.378.5
Total9.01255530---
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez4.1
D. Barnes0.2
M. Smith1.0
T. Mayza1.0
J. Biagini (W, 3-7)1.0
K. Giles (S, 19)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily8.04111404.131.3223.0
K. Barraclough0.12331104.111.33-5.5
D. Steckenrider (L, 4-4) (BS, 5)0.22221114.081.33-9.5
Total9.0866361---
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily8.0
K. Barraclough0.1
D. Steckenrider (L, 4-4) (BS, 5)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Sanchez (2)
  • HBP - M. Smith, T. Mayza (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 82-48, D. Barnes 13-7, M. Smith 16-9, T. Mayza 18-11, J. Biagini 20-14, K. Giles 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 7-3, M. Smith 1-1, T. Mayza 3-0, J. Biagini 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 23, D. Barnes 2, M. Smith 5, T. Mayza 5, J. Biagini 4, K. Giles 5
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Barraclough (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 104-72, K. Barraclough 19-11, D. Steckenrider 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 6-14, D. Steckenrider 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 29, K. Barraclough 4, D. Steckenrider 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Smoak homered to right, Grichuk, Jansen and Travis scored65
    Travis walked, Morales scored, Grichuk to third, Jansen to second25
  • 6TH INNING
    Gurriel hit sacrifice fly to right, Granderson scored, McKinney to third15
  • 5TH INNING
    Castro singled to right, Realmuto scored, Dietrich to second05
    Realmuto singled to center, Anderson scored04
  • 4TH INNING
    Dean grounded out to shortstop, Castro scored, Riddle to third03
    Riddle singled to left center, Dietrich scored, Castro to third, Riddle to second02
    Dietrich singled to right, Anderson scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Morales singled to center
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Morales to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Grichuk walked
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jansen reached on an infield single to shortstop, Morales to third, Grichuk to second
    • Drew Steckenrider relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • A. Diaz: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
    • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Travis walked, Morales scored, Grichuk to third, Jansen to second
    • Justin Smoak hit for Joe Biagini
    • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Smoak homered to right, Grichuk, Jansen and Travis scored
    • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, McKinney singled to center
    • L. Gurriel: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ken Giles pitching
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas singled to center
    • Yadiel Rivera ran for Miguel Rojas
    • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Riddle walked, Rivera to second
    • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Foul, Dean fouled out to first
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Sierra lined out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Miguel Rojas at first base
    • D. Travis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Travis flied out to deep center
    • Teoscar Hernandez hit for Tim Mayza
    • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • B. McKinney: Foul, McKinney singled to center
    • L. Gurriel: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Gurriel fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Joe Biagini pitching
    • Isaac Galloway hit for Dan Straily
    • I. Galloway: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Galloway grounded out to third
    • R. Ortega: Ball, Strike looking, Ortega singled to center
    • B. Anderson: Anderson flied out to left
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grichuk flied out to deep left
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar grounded out to third
    • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen walked
    • A. Diaz: Diaz flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tim Mayza relieved Murphy Smith
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castro doubled to left center
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle grounded out to first, Castro to third
    • A. Dean: Ball, Dean hit by pitch
    • M. Sierra: Strike swinging, Sierra grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Travis grounded out to shortstop
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Danny Barnes
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson singled to right
    • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McKinney doubled to left center, Granderson to third
    • L. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel hit sacrifice fly to right, Granderson scored, McKinney to third
    • K. Morales: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Morales grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Murphy Smith pitching
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sierra reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • D. Straily: Ball, Straily hit by pitch, Sierra to second
    • R. Ortega: Strike swinging, Ortega flied out to deep right, Sierra to third
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked, Straily to second
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Realmuto grounded out to second, Anderson out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar lined out to shortstop
    • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ortega grounded out to third
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson doubled to deep left
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Foul, Realmuto singled to center, Anderson scored
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dietrich singled to left, Realmuto to second
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro singled to right, Realmuto scored, Dietrich to second
    • Danny Barnes relieved Aaron Sanchez
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Riddle flied out to left
    • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Dean popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
    • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel singled to left
    • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Morales flied out to deep center, Gurriel to second
    • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson doubled to deep center
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop, Anderson to third
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Dietrich singled to right, Anderson scored
    • S. Castro: Castro singled to left, Dietrich to second
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Riddle singled to left center, Dietrich scored, Castro to third, Riddle to second
    • A. Dean: Foul, Dean grounded out to shortstop, Castro scored, Riddle to third
    • M. Sierra: Sierra intentionally walked
    • D. Straily: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Straily struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Diaz popped out to shortstop
    • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Travis flied out to deep center
    • A. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Sierra grounded out to second
    • D. Straily: Ball, Strike looking, Straily grounded out to second
    • R. Ortega: Ball, Ball, Ortega flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grichuk lined out to center
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Pillar grounded out to third
    • D. Jansen: Jansen flied out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro walked
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle lined out to left
    • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging, Castro caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
    • L. Gurriel: Gurriel flied out to left
    • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Morales flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ortega flied out to center
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to third, Anderson out at second
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)