Estrada fans 12 as Blue Jays beat Orioles 3-1 to avoid sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) An error, a three-run homer and Marco Estrada provided the Toronto Blue Jays with a feel-good victory against the Baltimore Orioles.

Estrada matched his career high with 12 strikeouts , Devon Travis took care of the offense and Toronto averted a three-game sweep with a 3-1 win on Sunday.

Travis connected in the first inning off Wade Miley (1-2) following a two-out error and a single. Those three unearned runs turned out to be enough to provide last-place Toronto with its second victory in nine games against the Orioles this season.

''I think it's huge, especially where we're at,'' manager John Gibbons said. ''It's been a tough go.''

Estrada (3-2) allowed one run, five hits and a walk over 7 2/3 innings. His only other 12-strikeout game came against Cincinnati on June 26, 2012.

''Great lineup,'' the right-hander said. ''You have to make pitches because any one of them can hit it out, especially in this ballpark.''

Estrada is 5-1 against Baltimore, including 1-0 with a 1.33 ERA in three starts this year.

''He's always pitched so well against this team,'' Gibbons said. ''This is maybe the toughest ballpark to pitch in especially a day game when it's warm. The ball flies.''

Baltimore's Adam Jones hit a solo shot in the fourth inning, but that was the extent of the damage against Estrada.

Joe Smith struck out Chris Davis with two on in the eighth, and Roberto Osuna got three outs for his sixth save in nine chances.

Toronto has been trying for weeks to recover from a 2-11 start. The Jays were starting to gather a bit of momentum before dropping a pair of two-run games - the first in extra innings - to start this series.

''When you lose the first two games obviously you want to stop that,'' Estrada said. ''You don't want to get swept anywhere. Just to win a ballgame, is all.''

Jones went 3 for 4, but the Orioles fell to 15-4 at home.

Miley gave up three runs, none of them earned, and six hits over seven innings. The left-hander hasn't won since April 14.

''He gave us a great chance to win today,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''We just couldn't do anything against Estrada.''

Baltimore committed a season-high three errors. The most costly miscue was the first-inning grounder up the middle botched by second baseman Jonathan Schoop, which set up Travis' drive into the left-field seats.

''Tough play,'' Showalter said. ''You know what happens sometimes? When guys are in shifts ... it's just a different look. Different angles, different hops, different sight lines.''

Travis went 2 for 4, his sixth multihit game in seven starts. He is 15 for 28 during that span, lifting his batting average 72 points to .239.

''I'm just trying to stick with the approach and trusting the process,'' Travis said.

RECORD-TYING SHOT

Jones' home run was his 124th home run at Camden Yards, tying Rafael Palmeiro for the most in the history of the ballpark.

''It's impressive,'' Showalter said. ''Think about all the people who have played here in the last 26 years.''

TOUGH LOSS

Miley was as sharp as he's been all season, but it wasn't good enough.

''Made one mistake early on and Travis did a good job, put a pretty good swing on that ball,'' he said.

It was the second time in his career he took a loss without allowing an earned run. It also happened in 2012, when he was with Arizona against Pittsburgh.

ROSTER MOVE

The Orioles optioned RHP Miguel Castro to Double-A Bowie after the game.

CAN'T SIT NOW

Orioles catcher Welington Castillo received his fourth career start as a designated hitter after delivering three homers with seven RBIs in his previous two games. Showalter said: ''It's hard to keep him out of the lineup right now.'' Perhaps he should have: Castillo went 0 for 4.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Placed INF Ryan Flaherty on the 10-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. ''It could very possibly be longer than that,'' Showalter said. Baltimore recalled INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: After taking Monday off, Toronto calls on right-hander Joe Biagini (1-2, 3.41 ERA) in the opener of a two-game series in Milwaukee.

Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2, 6.52 ERA) gets his eighth start of the season when Baltimore launches a three-game series against the surprising Minnesota Twins.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Copyright 2017 by Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
TOR19-26
300000000360
BAL25-17
000100000173
  • W: M. Estrada (3-2)L: W. Miley (1-2)S: R. Osuna (6)
  • HR: TOR - D. Travis (2), BAL - A. Jones (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Pillar CF30100100.309.361.491.8532.0
J. Bautista RF30000103.227.350.405.7551.0
K. Morales DH41100001.244.297.419.7152.0
J. Smoak 1B41100002.278.340.542.8812.0
D. Travis 2B41231011.239.278.394.6738.5
R. Martin 3B-C40100011.202.356.333.6890.5
D. Barney SS-3B40000012.243.271.311.582-0.5
A. Alford LF30000001.000.000.000.0000.0
L. Maile C30000021.065.122.130.253-1.0
R. Goins SS0000-000.191.250.300.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Schoop 2B40000022.267.321.452.773-1.0
    A. Jones CF41311010.276.323.425.7487.5
    M. Machado 3B30000011.221.312.442.7540.5
    C. Davis 1B40000033.248.358.483.841-1.5
    M. Trumbo RF40200011.270.310.408.7181.5
    W. Castillo DH40000022.348.375.543.918-1.0
    T. Mancini LF30200100.300.333.560.8934.0
    C. Joseph C30000022.257.267.432.699-1.0
    a- S. Smith PH10000001.303.388.506.8940.0
    P. Janish SS20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
    b- H. Kim PH10000000.222.311.296.6080.0
    J. Hardy SS0000-000.194.237.278.000-
    • a-popped out for Joseph in the 9th
    • b-flied out for Janish in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - D. Travis (2)
    • RBI - D. Travis 3 (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Travis 3 (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Mancini (5)
    • HR - A. Jones (7)
    • RBI - A. Jones (18)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Machado (6), W. Miley (2), J. Schoop (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Estrada (W, 3-2)7.251111213.300.7830.0
    J. Smith (H, 6)0.10000102.570.000.5
    R. Osuna (S, 6)1.02000003.312.008.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Estrada (W, 3-2)7.2
    J. Smith (H, 6)0.1
    R. Osuna (S, 6)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Miley (L, 1-2)7.06301312.591.0013.5
    A. Asher2.00001202.330.506.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Miley (L, 1-2)7.0
    A. Asher2.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Smith
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 115-78, J. Smith 6-3, R. Osuna 14-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 3-8, R. Osuna 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 29, J. Smith 2, R. Osuna 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 107-61, A. Asher 26-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 13-5, A. Asher 1-2
    • Batters Faced - W. Miley 28, A. Asher 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    TOR19-26
    300000000360
    BAL25-17
    000100000173
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF30100100.309.361.491.8532.0
    J. Bautista RF30000103.227.350.405.7551.0
    K. Morales DH41100001.244.297.419.7152.0
    J. Smoak 1B41100002.278.340.542.8812.0
    D. Travis 2B41231011.239.278.394.6738.5
    R. Martin 3B-C40100011.202.356.333.6890.5
    D. Barney SS-3B40000012.243.271.311.582-0.5
    A. Alford LF30000001.000.000.000.0000.0
    L. Maile C30000021.065.122.130.253-1.0
    R. Goins SS0000-000.191.250.300.000-
    Total3236312512-----
    HITTERSAB
    K. Pillar CF3
    J. Bautista RF3
    K. Morales DH4
    J. Smoak 1B4
    D. Travis 2B4
    R. Martin 3B-C4
    D. Barney SS-3B4
    A. Alford LF3
    L. Maile C3
    R. Goins SS0
    Total32
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Schoop 2B40000022.267.321.452.773-1.0
      A. Jones CF41311010.276.323.425.7487.5
      M. Machado 3B30000011.221.312.442.7540.5
      C. Davis 1B40000033.248.358.483.841-1.5
      M. Trumbo RF40200011.270.310.408.7181.5
      W. Castillo DH40000022.348.375.543.918-1.0
      T. Mancini LF30200100.300.333.560.8934.0
      C. Joseph C30000022.257.267.432.699-1.0
      a- S. Smith PH10000001.303.388.506.8940.0
      P. Janish SS20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
      b- H. Kim PH10000000.222.311.296.6080.0
      J. Hardy SS0000-000.194.237.278.000-
      Total33171111314-----
      • a-popped out for Joseph in the 9th
      • b-flied out for Janish in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - D. Travis (2)
      • RBI - D. Travis 3 (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Travis 3 (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini (5)
      • HR - A. Jones (7)
      • RBI - A. Jones (18)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Machado (6), W. Miley (2), J. Schoop (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada (W, 3-2)7.251111213.300.7830.0
      J. Smith (H, 6)0.10000102.570.000.5
      R. Osuna (S, 6)1.02000003.312.008.0
      Total9.07111131---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada (W, 3-2)7.2
      J. Smith (H, 6)0.1
      R. Osuna (S, 6)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Miley (L, 1-2)7.06301312.591.0013.5
      A. Asher2.00001202.330.506.0
      Total9.0630251---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Miley (L, 1-2)7.0
      A. Asher2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Smith
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 115-78, J. Smith 6-3, R. Osuna 14-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 3-8, R. Osuna 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 29, J. Smith 2, R. Osuna 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 107-61, A. Asher 26-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 13-5, A. Asher 1-2
      • Batters Faced - W. Miley 28, A. Asher 6
      • 4TH INNING
        Jones homered to left center31
      • 1ST INNING
        Travis homered to left, Morales and Smoak scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Asher Pitching:
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • D. Barney: Ball, Barney lined out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Osuna Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Trumbo singled to center
        • W. Castillo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Castillo grounded into double play second to first, Trumbo out at second
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • S. Smith: Strike swinging, Smith popped out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Asher Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bautista walked
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Morales flied out to shallow center
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smoak grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Bautista out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • P. Janish: Paul Janish facing Marco Estrada
        • H. Kim: Strike looking, Schoop fouled out to catcher
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jones singled to shallow center
        • A. Jones: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball
        • M. Machado: Machado hit by pitch, Jones to second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • A. Alford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alford grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Castillo flied out to deep right
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini fouled out to first
        • C. Joseph: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Morales singled to right
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Smoak flied out to deep left
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Travis reached on fielder's choice to first, Morales out at second
        • R. Martin: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Martin singled to right, Travis to second
        • D. Barney: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Barney struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones singled to right
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
        • C. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barney safe at first on 3rd baseman Machado fielding error
        • A. Alford: Strike looking, Ball, Alford grounded out to catcher, Barney to second
        • L. Maile: Ball, Ball, Maile grounded out to second, Barney to third
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pillar walked
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista reached on fielder's choice to second, Pillar out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini walked
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Joseph struck out on foul tip
        • P. Janish: Ball, Janish popped out to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Schoop lined out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Smoak grounded out to second
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Travis singled to left center
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin grounded into double play second to third to first, Travis out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones homered to left center
        • M. Machado: Machado popped out to catcher
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Davis flied out to right
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Trumbo singled to deep right center
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Bautista: Pillar stole, Pillar to second on Miley fielding error, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista grounded out to third
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pillar out at third, Ball, Morales flied out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mancini doubled to deep right
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Joseph grounded out to pitcher, Mancini to third
        • P. Janish: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Janish struck out on foul tip
        • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • D. Barney: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Barney flied out to center
        • A. Alford: Strike looking, Alford grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Maile: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to third
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar popped out to third
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista grounded out to pitcher
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morales safe at first on 2nd baseman Schoop fielding error
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smoak singled to right, Morales to second
        • D. Travis: Travis homered to left, Morales and Smoak scored
        • R. Martin: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Martin grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado grounded out to catcher
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)