Odorizzi, 2 homers help Rays beat Blue Jays 6-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jake Odorizzi has given up only eight hits in his last four starts for the Tampa Bay Rays. Three of them came in Saturday's 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

''Jake can pitch. He moves the ball around,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''He can throw different pitches at you, and he can elevate when he needs to. He's just one of the better pitchers out there. That's what he is, he's a pitcher.''

Logan Morrison and Colby Rasmus hit two-run homers and Odorizzi (2-1) gave up one run in seven innings, the seventh straight time the right-hander has given up two runs or fewer in starts against Toronto.

''I'm just trying to be unpredictable, mixing locations, pitches, everything pretty well,'' Odorizzi said. ''We see those guys all the time so you have to keep changing things up on them.''

Morrison put the Rays up 2-1 in the third inning with his team-leading seventh home run. It came off Toronto starter Marco Estrada after a single by Evan Longoria. Morrison added an RBI double in the fifth, giving him 18 RBIs - 18 more than he had in 64 at-bats on this date a year ago.

''It's just a start,'' Morrison said. ''It's not what you've done, it's what you're going to do. (I'll) get ready to make a positive influence on the game tomorrow.''

The home run for Rasmus, who spent the first month of the season on the disabled list while recovering from October surgeries, came on his first hit with the Rays.

Morrison and Rasmus drove in three runs each while Longoria had two hits and scored three runs.

Estrada (1-2) gave up five earned runs in six innings after giving up just three in his four previous starts. All five of the home runs Estrada has given up this season came in his two starts at Tropicana Field.

''Those guys have hit me pretty well lately,'' he said.

Odorizzi gave up three hits and no walks while striking out six. He retired 18 of 19 after giving up a home run to Ezequiel Carrera in the first inning.

Carrera extended his career-long hitting streak to 12 games with his second home run of the season.

Kendrys Morales had two hits for the Blue Jays, who became the first major league team to lose 20 games this season.

REVOLVING PEN

The Rays reinstated RHP Erasmo Ramirez from the paternity list and designated LHP Justin Marks for assignment. It was the sixth straight day the Rays made a roster move, and five involved the bullpen. ''We don't have a ton of defined roles down there right now,'' manager Kevin Cash said.

HOUSE CALL

Blue Jays minor league LHP T.J. House, who was hit in the head by a liner during a major league spring training game in March, had a seven-hit shutout in a seven-inning game for Triple-A Buffalo against Lehigh Valley on Saturday. House is 4-1 with a 1.24 ERA in five starts overall.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier was back in the lineup a day after leaving a game early because he was struck on the right hand by a pitch from Francisco Liriano.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (split finger nail) is scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday and could rejoin the rotation next weekend. ... 3B Josh Donaldson (right calf) is hitting in an indoor cage but not running the bases yet. ... LHP JA Happ (left elbow) is ''encouraged'' after throwing the past two days at 90 feet on level ground.

UP NEXT

Toronto RHP Joe Biagini (0-1) makes his first major league start in Sunday's series finale against Rays RHP Alex Cobb (2-2). Biagini was inserted into the Blue Jays' injury-filled rotation following RHP Mat Latos being designated for assignment Friday.

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TOR10-20
100000000140
TB16-16
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  • W: J. Odorizzi (2-1)L: M. Estrada (1-2)
  • HR: TOR - E. Carrera (2), TB - C. Rasmus (1), L. Morrison (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Pillar CF40000010.304.346.488.834-0.5
E. Carrera LF41111000.306.324.431.7556.0
J. Bautista RF40000020.180.306.270.576-1.0
K. Morales DH30200010.254.302.449.7512.5
J. Smoak 1B30000012.271.297.490.787-0.5
D. Travis 2B30000012.156.206.240.445-1.5
R. Goins SS30100000.197.254.344.5981.0
D. Barney 3B20000000.291.328.327.6550.0
a- C. Coghlan PH-3B10000001.225.289.325.6140.0
L. Maile C30000010.000.167.000.167-0.5
  • a-lined out for Barney in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Dickerson DH40000020.306.353.550.902-1.0
B. Miller 2B30000120.198.362.317.6792.0
E. Longoria 3B33200101.233.316.405.7217.0
L. Morrison 1B32231111.275.377.538.91611.5
S. Souza RF30000113.283.382.460.8420.5
C. Rasmus LF41131002.111.273.444.7178.0
T. Beckham SS40000033.264.295.500.795-1.5
K. Kiermaier CF40100002.202.296.269.5651.0
D. Norris C30000012.209.263.314.577-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Morales (5)
    • HR - E. Carrera (2)
    • RBI - E. Carrera (8)
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Longoria (8), L. Morrison (3)
    • HR - L. Morrison (7), C. Rasmus
    • RBI - L. Morrison 3 (18), C. Rasmus 3 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - L. Morrison 2 (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. Travis
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Miller (3)
    FIELDING
    • PB - L. Maile
    FIELDING
    • E - B. Miller (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Estrada (L, 1-2)6.06552723.141.333.5
    J. Howell1.000001010.130.003.5
    J. Grilli1.00102209.312.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Estrada (L, 1-2)6.0
    J. Howell1.0
    J. Grilli1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Odorizzi (W, 2-1)7.03110612.880.4330.0
    E. Ramirez1.01000102.611.002.5
    J. Alvarado1.000000013.500.003.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Odorizzi (W, 2-1)7.0
    E. Ramirez1.0
    J. Alvarado1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 96-62, J. Howell 9-7, J. Grilli 39-22
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 6-5, J. Howell 1-1, J. Grilli 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 26, J. Howell 3, J. Grilli 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 107-66, E. Ramirez 8-5, J. Alvarado 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 9-6, J. Alvarado 3-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 24, E. Ramirez 3, J. Alvarado 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TOR10-20
    100000000140
    TB16-16
    00200301X661
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF40000010.304.346.488.834-0.5
    E. Carrera LF41111000.306.324.431.7556.0
    J. Bautista RF40000020.180.306.270.576-1.0
    K. Morales DH30200010.254.302.449.7512.5
    J. Smoak 1B30000012.271.297.490.787-0.5
    D. Travis 2B30000012.156.206.240.445-1.5
    R. Goins SS30100000.197.254.344.5981.0
    D. Barney 3B20000000.291.328.327.6550.0
    a- C. Coghlan PH-3B10000001.225.289.325.6140.0
    L. Maile C30000010.000.167.000.167-0.5
    Total301411075-----
    • a-lined out for Barney in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Dickerson DH40000020.306.353.550.902-1.0
    B. Miller 2B30000120.198.362.317.6792.0
    E. Longoria 3B33200101.233.316.405.7217.0
    L. Morrison 1B32231111.275.377.538.91611.5
    S. Souza RF30000113.283.382.460.8420.5
    C. Rasmus LF41131002.111.273.444.7178.0
    T. Beckham SS40000033.264.295.500.795-1.5
    K. Kiermaier CF40100002.202.296.269.5651.0
    D. Norris C30000012.209.263.314.577-0.5
    Total31666241014-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Morales (5)
      • HR - E. Carrera (2)
      • RBI - E. Carrera (8)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Longoria (8), L. Morrison (3)
      • HR - L. Morrison (7), C. Rasmus
      • RBI - L. Morrison 3 (18), C. Rasmus 3 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Morrison 2 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Travis
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Miller (3)
      FIELDING
      • PB - L. Maile
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Miller (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada (L, 1-2)6.06552723.141.333.5
      J. Howell1.000001010.130.003.5
      J. Grilli1.00102209.312.002.0
      Total8.06654102---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada (L, 1-2)6.0
      J. Howell1.0
      J. Grilli1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (W, 2-1)7.03110612.880.4330.0
      E. Ramirez1.01000102.611.002.5
      J. Alvarado1.000000013.500.003.0
      Total9.0411071---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (W, 2-1)7.0
      E. Ramirez1.0
      J. Alvarado1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 96-62, J. Howell 9-7, J. Grilli 39-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 6-5, J. Howell 1-1, J. Grilli 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 26, J. Howell 3, J. Grilli 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 107-66, E. Ramirez 8-5, J. Alvarado 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 9-6, J. Alvarado 3-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 24, E. Ramirez 3, J. Alvarado 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Rasmus reached on fielder's choice to second, Longoria scored, Morrison to third16
      • 6TH INNING
        Rasmus homered to right center, Morrison scored15
        Morrison doubled to deep right center, Longoria scored13
      • 3RD INNING
        Morrison homered to right center, Longoria scored12
      • 1ST INNING
        Carrera homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Alvarado Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pillar grounded out to third
        • E. Carrera: Carrera grounded out to first
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • E. Ramirez Pitching:
        • R. Goins: Goins singled to center
        • C. Coghlan: Ball, Coghlan lined into double play first, Goins out at first
        • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Grilli Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria walked
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked, Longoria to second
        • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Longoria to third, Morrison to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
        • C. Rasmus: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rasmus reached on fielder's choice to second, Longoria scored, Morrison to third
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Morales doubled to left center
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Howell Pitching:
        • D. Norris: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Norris struck out swinging
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Dickerson lined out to shortstop
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Miller grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • L. Maile: Maile grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Carrera grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Longoria doubled to left center
        • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Morrison doubled to deep right center, Longoria scored
        • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Souza grounded out to first, Morrison to third
        • C. Rasmus: Foul, Rasmus homered to right center, Morrison scored
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beckham popped out to second
        • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Travis lined out to second
        • R. Goins: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goins grounded out to second
        • D. Barney: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Barney popped out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • D. Norris: Norris flied out to center
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Ball, Carrera grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bautista: Bautista lined out to shortstop
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales singled to left
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smoak flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • C. Rasmus: Foul, Ball, Rasmus flied out to left
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Kiermaier grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • D. Barney: Ball, Barney fouled out to right
        • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Maile grounded out to pitcher
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • B. Miller: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • E. Longoria: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Longoria singled to left center
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Morrison homered to right center, Longoria scored
        • S. Souza: Ball, Strike swinging, Souza grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Smoak safe at first on 2nd baseman Miller fielding error
        • D. Travis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Travis reached on fielder's choice to first, Smoak out at second
        • R. Goins: Ball, Travis caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Goins flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Souza walked
        • C. Rasmus: Foul, Rasmus flied out to left
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike (foul tip), Kiermaier singled to right center, Souza to third
        • D. Norris: Ball, Norris hit into double play shortstop to second, Kiermaier out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Pillar grounded out to second
        • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Carrera homered to right center
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Bautista struck out on foul tip
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Morales struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Miller: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller walked
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria flied out to deep center, Miller to second
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Miller stole third, Foul, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)