Travis hits grand slam, Blue Jays beat Rangers 7-6

TORONTO (AP) Devon Travis celebrated the return of Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki with one big swing for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Travis hit his second career grand slam, and Toronto beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Friday night for its fourth consecutive victory.

Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales also connected, and Aaron Loup (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.

Texas has lost four straight, matching its longest slide of the season. The Rangers, who are 8-17 on the road, held a brief team meeting following the game.

Travis went 3 for 4, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. He homered off A.J. Griffin in the second, doubled in the fourth, and singled and scored on a wild pitch in the sixth.

''He's got a pure stroke and he's elevating the ball right now,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

After Rougned Odor cut the gap to one with a three-run homer off Joe Smith in the ninth, Roberto Osuna came on and struck out Mike Napoli for his eighth save.

Tulowitzki had been out since April 21 with a strained right hamstring, while Donaldson went down on April 13 with a sore right calf.

''You can't explain the presence those guys bring,'' Travis said. ''When those guys step in the clubhouse and you see their names on the lineup card, you know it's business. We've got our team back, it's nice.''

Donaldson finished 1 for 4 with a double. Tulowitzki went 1 for 2 with a single and two walks.

''It was nice to get out there and help right away,'' Donaldson said.

Gibbons said Donaldson and Tulowitzki will not be in the starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game.

Griffin (4-2) was forced to leave in the second after suffering a strained left intercostal muscle. The right-hander, now winless in three starts, allowed three runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings. It was the Rangers' shortest start of the season.

''It got pretty tight there that last batter,'' Griffin said. ''It felt more like a cramp earlier on in the game. Sometimes those come and you can just pitch through them. It just kept tightening more and more, grabbing more and more.''

Austin Bibens-Dirkx replaced Griffin and pitched four innings.

The Rangers put Griffin on the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Dillon Gee from Triple-A Round Rock. Griffin will undergo an MRI when the Rangers return home Monday.

Toronto also got a grand slam from infielder Ryan Goins in Wednesday's win at Milwaukee. The last pair of Blue Jays to hit grand slams in consecutive games was Brad Fullmer and Raul Mondesi, who did it April 20 and 21, 2001.

Travis, who has a major league-best 18 extra-base hits this month, broke Aaron Hill's 2009 record for extra-base hits in a month by a Blue Jays second baseman. Hill had 16 in September 2009.

RANGERS CAN'T CAPITALIZE

Texas went 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position. ''Anytime you have that ratio, it becomes a challenge,'' manager Jeff Banister said.

CRIME SPREE

Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus stole two bases in the fifth, giving him 250 for his career.

CUTTING DOWN THE Ks

One day after becoming the sixth team in major league history to strike out 20 times in a nine-inning game, the Rangers racked up eight strikeouts. Outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Delino DeShields each fanned twice.

FIRST OF A KIND

Griffin lost to Toronto for the first time in six career meetings.

WORTH NOTING

To make room for Donaldson and Tulowitzki, Toronto optioned right-hander Cesar Valdez and outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. to Triple-A.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: 3B Adrian Beltre (right calf) went 4 for 6 with a double in six innings in an extended spring training game. He will play six innings again Saturday, his third rehab game, and could return Monday.

Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ (elbow) made his first rehab start with Class A Dunedin on Thursday. Happ allowed three runs and seven hits in three innings. ... LHP Francisco Liriano (shoulder) will make a rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Rangers: RHP Yu Darvish (5-2, 2.83 ERA) is 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA in his past six starts. The Rangers are 7-3 in his 10 starts this season, winning six straight.

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (3-2, 3.30 ERA) is 3-1 in five May starts. He struck out a season-high 12 in his previous outing, a May 21 victory at Baltimore.

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RangersTEX24-25
0101100036100
Blue JaysTOR22-26
04101100X791
  • W: A. Loup (2-0)L: A. Griffin (4-2)S: R. Osuna (8)
  • HR: TEX - R. Odor (7), TOR - K. Morales (9), J. Smoak (11), D. Travis (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH50100022.255.366.379.7460.0
E. Andrus SS41100101.270.315.423.7397.0
N. Mazara RF51100013.272.337.450.7871.5
J. Lucroy C31200201.269.317.410.7287.0
R. Odor 2B41131114.208.262.365.6278.5
M. Napoli 1B42210110.200.270.424.6935.5
J. Gallo 3B40100004.192.300.513.8132.0
J. Hoying CF30020011.269.259.423.6821.5
D. DeShields LF40100022.286.354.348.7031.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF50000024.295.345.479.824-1.0
    J. Donaldson 3B40100022.303.410.576.9861.0
    J. Bautista RF40000011.236.354.420.774-0.5
    K. Morales DH41211001.250.300.452.7527.0
    J. Smoak 1B22111210.280.347.553.9018.5
    R. Martin C41100012.200.345.316.6611.5
    T. Tulowitzki SS21100200.271.323.390.7134.0
    D. Travis 2B42341000.252.287.439.72513.0
    E. Carrera LF30000121.270.324.373.6970.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lucroy 2 (10), J. Gallo (6), D. DeShields (4)
      • HR - R. Odor (7)
      • SF - J. Hoying
      • RBI - R. Odor 3 (22), M. Napoli (25), J. Hoying 2 (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor 3 (12), M. Napoli (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Donaldson (3), D. Travis (17)
      • HR - K. Morales (9), J. Smoak (11), D. Travis (4)
      • RBI - K. Morales (26), J. Smoak (30), D. Travis 4 (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Morales (16), J. Smoak (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Andrus 2 (9)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Bautista (5)
      • E - D. Travis (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Griffin (L, 4-2)1.13442215.771.28-10.0
      A. Bibens-Dirkx4.04331523.970.976.5
      J. Jeffress2.12002205.952.083.0
      M. Bush0.10000001.080.960.0
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Griffin (L, 4-2)1.1
      A. Bibens-Dirkx4.0
      J. Jeffress2.1
      M. Bush0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Bolsinger4.26324205.751.871.0
      A. Loup (W, 2-0)1.10000102.411.3410.5
      D. Barnes1.00001102.331.032.5
      R. Tepera1.01000202.830.913.0
      J. Smith0.23330113.571.19-5.5
      R. Osuna (S, 8)0.10000103.060.967.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Bolsinger4.2
      A. Loup (W, 2-0)1.1
      D. Barnes1.0
      R. Tepera1.0
      J. Smith0.2
      R. Osuna (S, 8)0.1
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Jeffress (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Griffin 35-17, A. Bibens-Dirkx 84-52, J. Jeffress 35-22, M. Bush 2-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Griffin 1-1, A. Bibens-Dirkx 4-3, J. Jeffress 3-1, M. Bush 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Griffin 9, A. Bibens-Dirkx 17, J. Jeffress 10, M. Bush
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Bolsinger (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bolsinger 86-50, A. Loup 10-8, D. Barnes 17-12, R. Tepera 24-16, J. Smith 17-13, R. Osuna 5-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bolsinger 9-3, A. Loup 3-0, J. Smith 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Bolsinger 24, A. Loup 4, D. Barnes 4, R. Tepera 4, J. Smith 5, R. Osuna
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      RangersTEX24-25
      0101100036100
      Blue JaysTOR22-26
      04101100X791
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Choo DH50100022.255.366.379.7460.0
      E. Andrus SS41100101.270.315.423.7397.0
      N. Mazara RF51100013.272.337.450.7871.5
      J. Lucroy C31200201.269.317.410.7287.0
      R. Odor 2B41131114.208.262.365.6278.5
      M. Napoli 1B42210110.200.270.424.6935.5
      J. Gallo 3B40100004.192.300.513.8132.0
      J. Hoying CF30020011.269.259.423.6821.5
      D. DeShields LF40100022.286.354.348.7031.0
      Total36610615818-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        K. Pillar CF50000024.295.345.479.824-1.0
        J. Donaldson 3B40100022.303.410.576.9861.0
        J. Bautista RF40000011.236.354.420.774-0.5
        K. Morales DH41211001.250.300.452.7527.0
        J. Smoak 1B22111210.280.347.553.9018.5
        R. Martin C41100012.200.345.316.6611.5
        T. Tulowitzki SS21100200.271.323.390.7134.0
        D. Travis 2B42341000.252.287.439.72513.0
        E. Carrera LF30000121.270.324.373.6970.0
        Total3279635911-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Lucroy 2 (10), J. Gallo (6), D. DeShields (4)
          • HR - R. Odor (7)
          • SF - J. Hoying
          • RBI - R. Odor 3 (22), M. Napoli (25), J. Hoying 2 (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor 3 (12), M. Napoli (10)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Donaldson (3), D. Travis (17)
          • HR - K. Morales (9), J. Smoak (11), D. Travis (4)
          • RBI - K. Morales (26), J. Smoak (30), D. Travis 4 (19)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Morales (16), J. Smoak (9)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Andrus 2 (9)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields (3)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Bautista (5)
          • E - D. Travis (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Griffin (L, 4-2)1.13442215.771.28-10.0
          A. Bibens-Dirkx4.04331523.970.976.5
          J. Jeffress2.12002205.952.083.0
          M. Bush0.10000001.080.960.0
          Total8.0977593---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Griffin (L, 4-2)1.1
          A. Bibens-Dirkx4.0
          J. Jeffress2.1
          M. Bush0.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Bolsinger4.26324205.751.871.0
          A. Loup (W, 2-0)1.10000102.411.3410.5
          D. Barnes1.00001102.331.032.5
          R. Tepera1.01000202.830.913.0
          J. Smith0.23330113.571.19-5.5
          R. Osuna (S, 8)0.10000103.060.967.5
          Total9.01065581---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Bolsinger4.2
          A. Loup (W, 2-0)1.1
          D. Barnes1.0
          R. Tepera1.0
          J. Smith0.2
          R. Osuna (S, 8)0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Jeffress (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Griffin 35-17, A. Bibens-Dirkx 84-52, J. Jeffress 35-22, M. Bush 2-2
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Griffin 1-1, A. Bibens-Dirkx 4-3, J. Jeffress 3-1, M. Bush 1-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Griffin 9, A. Bibens-Dirkx 17, J. Jeffress 10, M. Bush
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Bolsinger (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bolsinger 86-50, A. Loup 10-8, D. Barnes 17-12, R. Tepera 24-16, J. Smith 17-13, R. Osuna 5-3
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bolsinger 9-3, A. Loup 3-0, J. Smith 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Bolsinger 24, A. Loup 4, D. Barnes 4, R. Tepera 4, J. Smith 5, R. Osuna
          • 9TH INNING
            Odor homered to right, Mazara and Lucroy scored67
          • 6TH INNING
            Travis scored, Carrera to third on wild pitch37
          • 5TH INNING
            Morales homered to right center36
            Napoli singled to left center, Andrus scored, Odor to third35
          • 4TH INNING
            Hoying grounded out to first, Napoli scored25
          • 3RD INNING
            Smoak homered to right center15
          • 2ND INNING
            Travis homered to left, Smoak, Martin and Tulowitzki scored14
            Hoying hit sacrifice fly to left, Napoli scored, Gallo to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Joe Smith relieved Ryan Tepera
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mazara reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy doubled to left, Mazara to third
            • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Odor homered to right, Mazara and Lucroy scored
            • Roberto Osuna relieved Joe Smith
            • M. Napoli: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Napoli struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Ryan Tepera relieved Danny Barnes
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Napoli fouled out to third
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gallo doubled to deep right center
            • J. Hoying: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoying struck out swinging
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Jeffress Pitching:
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Travis fouled out to right
            • E. Carrera: Carrera grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Danny Barnes relieved Aaron Loup
            • E. Andrus: Andrus popped out to third
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Mazara flied out to deep center
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy walked
            • R. Odor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Jeffress Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Morales singled to center
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked, Morales to second
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • T. Tulowitzki: Tulowitzki singled to left center, Morales out at home
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Loup Pitching:
            • J. Hoying: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hoying grounded out to first
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, DeShields struck out on foul tip
            • S. Choo: Choo grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin grounded out to third
            • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tulowitzki walked
            • D. Travis: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Travis singled to left, Tulowitzki to second
            • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Austin Bibens-Dirkx
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carrera walked, Tulowitzki to third, Travis to second
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pillar reached on fielder's choice to first, Tulowitzki out at home, Travis to third, Carrera to second
            • J. Donaldson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Travis scored, Carrera to third on wild pitch, Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Andrus walked
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Andrus stole second, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus stole third, Strike swinging, Ball, Odor walked
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Napoli singled to left center, Andrus scored, Odor to third
            • Aaron Loup relieved Mike Bolsinger
            • J. Gallo: Gallo grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista lined out to right
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales homered to right center
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • M. Napoli: Ball, Napoli singled to left center
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Napoli to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Gallo grounded out to second, Napoli to third
            • J. Hoying: Strike looking, Ball, Hoying grounded out to first, Napoli scored
            • D. DeShields: Foul, DeShields doubled to left
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Choo struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Tulowitzki grounded out to pitcher
            • D. Travis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Travis doubled to deep center
            • E. Carrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Carrera struck out looking
            • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Pillar lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Andrus singled to left center
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara flied out to deep center
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy doubled to right, Andrus out at home
            • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Foul, Odor lined out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bautista flied out to left
            • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Morales grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak homered to right center
            • R. Martin: Ball, Martin grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • M. Napoli: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Napoli walked
            • J. Gallo: Gallo reached on fielder's choice to second, Napoli to third on 2nd baseman Travis fielding error
            • J. Hoying: Hoying hit sacrifice fly to left, Napoli scored, Gallo to second
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, DeShields grounded out to shortstop, Gallo to third
            • S. Choo: Choo grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • A. Griffin Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Martin singled to left, Smoak to second
            • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tulowitzki walked, Smoak to third, Martin to second
            • D. Travis: Foul, Travis homered to left, Smoak, Martin and Tulowitzki scored
            • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Carrera struck out looking
            • Matt Bush relieved Jeremy Jeffress
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • J. Donaldson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choo singled to right center
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to second, Choo to second
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara grounded out to shortstop, Choo to third
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked
            • R. Odor: Odor grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Griffin Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pillar struck out looking
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson doubled to deep center
            • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Bautista grounded out to third, Donaldson to third
            • K. Morales: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Morales popped out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)