Freeman hits 3-run HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 10-6

TORONTO (AP) Bartolo Colon gave Atlanta five innings. That was enough on a tough night for the big right-hander.

Colon brushed off an illness and got his first victory in a month, and the Braves snapped Toronto's five-game win streak with a 10-6 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday.

Freddie Freeman hit his 13th homer and Nick Markakis had three RBIs for Atlanta, which has won three of four. Matt Kemp had four hits and scored three times.

Colon (2-4) allowed three runs, two earned, and seven hits. He struck out one and walked two while throwing 81 pitches.

''That was real big, because this is a hot ballclub,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ''We come in here and these guys are swinging the bats really well. I guarantee you an outing like that will do a lot for him and his confidence going forward.''

Colon allowed fewer than four runs for the third time in eight starts this season. He said he kept the Blue Jays off balance by relying on off-speed pitches earlier and more often.

''Everything was working today,'' Colon said through a translator. ''Everything felt good.''

Everything, that is, except for Colon's stomach. Already bothered by a head cold and headache, he developed an upset stomach as the day went on.

''After five, I thought that was enough for him,'' Snitker said. ''We just didn't want to push him anymore. He'd done his job at that point.''

Kemp said it was easy to tell Colon had good stuff against the Jays.

''You could even see it from left field,'' Kemp said. ''He was definitely moving the ball more. When he does that, it's tough to pick up that run.''

Kemp singled and scored in the first, singled in the third, then doubled and scored in the fifth and sixth. He walked in his final plate appearance.

Freeman matched Washington's Ryan Zimmerman and Milwaukee's Eric Thames atop the NL home run leaderboard with a three-run shot off Leonel Campos. Freeman's long drive to center was the big blow in Atlanta's four-run sixth.

Freeman has connected against all 10 teams Atlanta has faced this season.

Markakis hit a two-run single in the first and singled home a run in the fifth.

Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia had two RBIs and scored twice. Shortstop Dansby Swanson also had two RBIs.

Making his second start of the season, Blue Jays right-hander Mike Bolsinger (0-2) allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings.

''It was a tough outing for him,'' manager John Gibbons said. ''I didn't think he had his good curveball, which is kind of vital to him.''

Toronto's Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer off Josh Collmenter in the ninth.

Devon Travis had two RBI doubles for the Blue Jays and Jose Bautista also doubled home a run. Catcher Mike Ohlman delivered an RBI single in the fourth for the first hit of his career.

LEAVING THEIR MARK

The Blue Jays set a franchise record by hitting five batters. Bolsinger hit Brandon Phillips in the first, Garcia in the second and Jace Peterson in the fourth. Campos hit Tyler Flowers in the sixth and Aaron Loup hit Markakis in the eighth.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

''He was feeling a little puny, if that's possible.'' - Snitker on the 280-pound Colon's illness.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: LF Steve Pearce (right calf) was placed on the 10-day disabled list and RHP Leonel Campos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo ... Gibbons said 3B Josh Donaldson (right calf) could be ready to return as soon as this weekend. Donaldson has not played since April 13. ... SS Troy Tulowitzki (right hamstring) went 1 for 3 with an RBI at Class A Dunedin. Tulowitzki's double play partner was Cavan Biggio, the son of former Astros star Craig Biggio.

UP NEXT

Braves: LHP Jaime Garcia (1-2, 4.33 ERA) is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA in three career starts against the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (2-2, 3.12) allowed two runs in six innings to beat Seattle in his previous outing, winning for the second time in three starts.

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ATL14-21
21012400010132
TOR17-22
0101101026101
  • W: B. Colon (2-4)L: M. Bolsinger (0-2)
  • HR: ATL - F. Freeman (13), TOR - J. Smoak (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF51100111.252.311.404.7152.5
B. Phillips DH40000023.272.308.368.6770.0
F. Freeman 1B52131011.338.452.7381.1918.5
M. Kemp LF43400100.346.381.617.99710.0
N. Markakis RF41230002.308.392.406.7987.0
T. Flowers C30100113.352.477.423.9002.5
A. Garcia 3B42220013.237.278.348.6268.5
J. Peterson 2B40000025.214.321.300.6210.0
D. Swanson SS41220010.184.262.248.5105.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF51100001.310.364.487.8522.0
    E. Carrera LF40000112.314.340.441.7810.5
    J. Bautista RF51310000.197.322.345.6676.0
    K. Morales DH41000104.237.289.432.7202.0
    J. Smoak 1B32221200.283.333.535.86912.0
    D. Travis 2B51320012.195.231.317.5487.5
    R. Goins SS50000024.217.277.348.625-1.0
    M. Ohlman C40110011.143.143.143.2861.5
    C. Coghlan 3B30000101.184.268.265.5331.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Kemp 2 (11), D. Swanson (2)
      • HR - F. Freeman (13)
      • SF - D. Swanson (2)
      • RBI - F. Freeman 3 (23), N. Markakis 3 (18), A. Garcia 2 (16), D. Swanson 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Markakis 3 (7), A. Garcia 2 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bautista (6), J. Smoak (6), D. Travis 2 (12)
      • HR - J. Smoak (8)
      • RBI - J. Bautista (18), J. Smoak 2 (25), D. Travis 2 (8), M. Ohlman
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Travis (2), M. Ohlman
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Garcia (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Swanson 2 (7)
      • PB - T. Flowers (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Bautista (4)
      • E - M. Ohlman
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Colon (W, 2-4)5.07322106.801.8011.5
      I. Krol1.20113107.631.80-0.5
      J. Motte1.11000102.350.752.5
      J. Collmenter1.02220216.432.000.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Colon (W, 2-4)5.0
      I. Krol1.2
      J. Motte1.1
      J. Collmenter1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Bolsinger (L, 0-2)4.28652306.102.14-6.5
      J. Howell0.122200013.506.00-4.0
      L. Campos2.13221413.601.712.0
      A. Loup0.20000202.250.001.0
      J. Grilli1.00000007.300.003.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Bolsinger (L, 0-2)4.2
      J. Howell0.1
      L. Campos2.1
      A. Loup0.2
      J. Grilli1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 81-48, I. Krol 33-15, J. Motte 24-14, J. Collmenter 21-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 6-8, I. Krol 1-3, J. Motte 3-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Colon 24, I. Krol 8, J. Motte 6, J. Collmenter 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Bolsinger 3 (3), L. Campos, A. Loup (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bolsinger 95-57, J. Howell 5-4, L. Campos 40-27, A. Loup 8-6, J. Grilli 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bolsinger 3-6, J. Howell 1-0, J. Grilli 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Bolsinger 25, J. Howell 3, L. Campos 12, A. Loup 3, J. Grilli 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      ATL14-21
      21012400010132
      TOR17-22
      0101101026101
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      E. Inciarte CF51100111.252.311.404.7152.5
      B. Phillips DH40000023.272.308.368.6770.0
      F. Freeman 1B52131011.338.452.7381.1918.5
      M. Kemp LF43400100.346.381.617.99710.0
      N. Markakis RF41230002.308.392.406.7987.0
      T. Flowers C30100113.352.477.423.9002.5
      A. Garcia 3B42220013.237.278.348.6268.5
      J. Peterson 2B40000025.214.321.300.6210.0
      D. Swanson SS41220010.184.262.248.5105.5
      Total3710131013918-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        K. Pillar CF51100001.310.364.487.8522.0
        E. Carrera LF40000112.314.340.441.7810.5
        J. Bautista RF51310000.197.322.345.6676.0
        K. Morales DH41000104.237.289.432.7202.0
        J. Smoak 1B32221200.283.333.535.86912.0
        D. Travis 2B51320012.195.231.317.5487.5
        R. Goins SS50000024.217.277.348.625-1.0
        M. Ohlman C40110011.143.143.143.2861.5
        C. Coghlan 3B30000101.184.268.265.5331.0
        Total38610615515-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Kemp 2 (11), D. Swanson (2)
          • HR - F. Freeman (13)
          • SF - D. Swanson (2)
          • RBI - F. Freeman 3 (23), N. Markakis 3 (18), A. Garcia 2 (16), D. Swanson 2 (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - N. Markakis 3 (7), A. Garcia 2 (4)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Bautista (6), J. Smoak (6), D. Travis 2 (12)
          • HR - J. Smoak (8)
          • RBI - J. Bautista (18), J. Smoak 2 (25), D. Travis 2 (8), M. Ohlman
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Travis (2), M. Ohlman
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Garcia (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - D. Swanson 2 (7)
          • PB - T. Flowers (4)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Bautista (4)
          • E - M. Ohlman
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Colon (W, 2-4)5.07322106.801.8011.5
          I. Krol1.20113107.631.80-0.5
          J. Motte1.11000102.350.752.5
          J. Collmenter1.02220216.432.000.0
          Total9.01065551---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Colon (W, 2-4)5.0
          I. Krol1.2
          J. Motte1.1
          J. Collmenter1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Bolsinger (L, 0-2)4.28652306.102.14-6.5
          J. Howell0.122200013.506.00-4.0
          L. Campos2.13221413.601.712.0
          A. Loup0.20000202.250.001.0
          J. Grilli1.00000007.300.003.0
          Total9.013109391---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Bolsinger (L, 0-2)4.2
          J. Howell0.1
          L. Campos2.1
          A. Loup0.2
          J. Grilli1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 81-48, I. Krol 33-15, J. Motte 24-14, J. Collmenter 21-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 6-8, I. Krol 1-3, J. Motte 3-1
          • Batters Faced - B. Colon 24, I. Krol 8, J. Motte 6, J. Collmenter 5
          PITCHING
          • HBP - M. Bolsinger 3 (3), L. Campos, A. Loup (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bolsinger 95-57, J. Howell 5-4, L. Campos 40-27, A. Loup 8-6, J. Grilli 9-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bolsinger 3-6, J. Howell 1-0, J. Grilli 2-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Bolsinger 25, J. Howell 3, L. Campos 12, A. Loup 3, J. Grilli 3
          • 9TH INNING
            Smoak homered to right center, Bautista scored106
          • 7TH INNING
            Travis doubled to right, Morales scored, Smoak to third104
          • 6TH INNING
            Garcia singled to right center, Kemp scored, Flowers to third103
            Freeman homered to center, Swanson and Inciarte scored93
          • 5TH INNING
            Bautista doubled to deep left, Pillar scored63
            Garcia singled to center, Markakis scored, Flowers to third62
            Markakis singled to center, Kemp scored52
          • 4TH INNING
            Ohlman singled to left center, Travis scored42
            Swanson singled to deep right, Garcia scored, Peterson to third, Swanson out at second41
          • 2ND INNING
            Travis doubled to deep center, Smoak scored31
            Swanson hit sacrifice fly to center, Garcia scored30
          • 1ST INNING
            Markakis singled to center, Freeman and Kemp scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Grilli Pitching:
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Peterson grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Swanson: Foul, Swanson lined out to right
            • E. Inciarte: Inciarte grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Collmenter Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Bautista singled to left center
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Morales flied out to deep left
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak homered to right center, Bautista scored
            • D. Travis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Travis struck out looking
            • R. Goins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Goins struck out looking
            • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • L. Campos Pitching:
            • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
            • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kemp walked
            • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Markakis hit by pitch, Kemp to second
            • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Motte Pitching:
            • M. Ohlman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ohlman struck out looking
            • C. Coghlan: Strike looking, Coghlan grounded out to first
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pillar safe at first on shortstop Swanson fielding error
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Pillar to second on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Carrera flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • L. Campos Pitching:
            • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
            • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte flied out to center
            • B. Phillips: Phillips popped out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Krol Pitching:
            • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Carrera lined out to center
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista flied out to deep right
            • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales walked
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked, Morales to second
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Travis doubled to right, Morales scored, Smoak to third
            • R. Goins: Goins grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Howell Pitching:
            • D. Swanson: Ball, Swanson doubled to left center
            • E. Inciarte: Inciarte reached on bunt single to shortstop, Swanson to third
            • B. Phillips: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
            • F. Freeman: Freeman homered to center, Swanson and Inciarte scored
            • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp doubled to deep right center
            • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis flied out to left
            • T. Flowers: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Flowers hit by pitch
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garcia singled to right center, Kemp scored, Flowers to third
            • J. Peterson: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Peterson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Krol Pitching:
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goins struck out swinging
            • M. Ohlman: Ohlman grounded out to third
            • C. Coghlan: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Coghlan walked
            • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pillar lined out to right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
            • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Freeman flied out to deep center
            • M. Kemp: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kemp doubled to deep left
            • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis singled to center, Kemp scored
            • T. Flowers: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Flowers walked, Markakis to second
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia singled to center, Markakis scored, Flowers to third
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Peterson grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Pillar singled to right
            • E. Carrera: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Carrera grounded out to second, Pillar to second
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista doubled to deep left, Pillar scored
            • K. Morales: Foul, Morales lined out to left
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak walked
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Travis grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Flowers singled to center
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Flowers out at second
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson hit by pitch, Garcia to second
            • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Swanson singled to deep right, Garcia scored, Peterson to third, Swanson out at second
            • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Smoak grounded out to pitcher
            • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Travis reached on an infield single to shortstop, Travis to second on shortstop Swanson fielding error
            • R. Goins: Ball, Goins lined out to center
            • M. Ohlman: Foul, Ohlman singled to left center, Travis scored
            • C. Coghlan: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Coghlan flied out to left
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Freeman flied out to left
            • M. Kemp: Kemp singled to right
            • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Kemp out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • C. Coghlan: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Coghlan fouled out to catcher
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pillar grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carrera walked
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Bautista singled to right, Carrera to second
            • K. Morales: Morales flied out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garcia hit by pitch
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Garcia to third on catcher Ohlman fielding error
            • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Swanson hit sacrifice fly to center, Garcia scored
            • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Inciarte walked
            • B. Phillips: Phillips lined out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Morales grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak doubled to right
            • D. Travis: Ball, Travis doubled to deep center, Smoak scored
            • R. Goins: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Goins flied out to center
            • M. Ohlman: Strike looking, Ball, Ohlman grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • E. Inciarte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Inciarte struck out looking
            • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Phillips hit by pitch
            • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman reached on fielder's choice to third, Phillips out at second
            • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp singled to center, Freeman to third, Kemp to second
            • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis singled to center, Freeman and Kemp scored
            • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Flowers popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar flied out to right
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Carrera struck out looking
            • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Foul, Bautista flied out to left
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)