Morales, Martin help Blue Jays beat White Sox to snap skid

TORONTO (AP) Though Russell Martin isn't among the home run leaders, he certainly makes them count.

The veteran catcher hit a game-tying homer in the sixth inning to help rally the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Of Martin's seven home runs, five have either tied the game or given Toronto the lead.

''Timing is everything,'' he said of his two-run drive that bounced off the top of the center-field fence and chased Chicago starter James Shields from the game.

Ryan Goins' first triple of the season two batters later drove in the winning run.

The win snapped Chicago's three-game winning streak and prevented the White Sox from tying a club record with a seventh consecutive win at Rogers Centre. The White Sox have won nine of the last 11 games and the last four series against the Blue Jays.

Kendrys Morales added a monster home run in the bat-around seventh, a moon shot into the fourth deck of Rogers Centre to give the Blue Jays their 27th multi-home run game of the season. Toronto is 19-8 in those games.

''That's kind of our DNA,'' Martin said. ''We love the long ball. Kind of built that way.''

J.A. Happ (2-4) picked up his first home win of the season. In his second-longest start, the left-hander giving up eight hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out nine. Roberto Osuna worked the ninth.

''The White Sox were playing a great series, played really good defense,'' Happ said. ''I was just trusting we would do the same and grind back in that ball game and the huge sixth inning there was awesome, Russ with the big hit and we kept going.''

In his first start since April 16, Shields lasted 5 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits and three runs, including the two-run shot from Martin that ended his afternoon. Anthony Swarzak (3-2) took the loss.

Shields tipped his cap to Martin on the tying homer.

''I left it up a little bit but it was off the plate a little bit too and he put a good swing on it and unfortunately it hit the top the wall,'' he said.

Melky Cabrera singled and doubled for his seventh multi-hit effort in the last 11 games, while Jose Abreu drove in two runs to extend his hit streak to seven games, marking the fifth consecutive game he has registered at least one RBI.

Despite the loss, manager Rick Renteria was optimistic after witnessing his club post consecutive series victories.

''I know we're swinging the bats a little better,'' he said. ''It's like anything, you get into little grooves and obviously we've been in the groove the last six or seven days.''

BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE

Coming into Sunday as the American League batting leader with a .337 average, Avisail Garcia had just his second three-strikeout game of the season, going 0 for 4 in the loss.

GROUND(HOG) RULE DOUBLE

For the second straight day, the Blue Jays were denied a run due to a ground-rule double. On Saturday, Tulowitzki was held at third on a Goins ground-rule double, only to see the inning end one batter later. On Sunday, it was the turn of Josh Donaldson, who was also held at third in the first inning when Morales drove a double down the left-field line, but was stranded when Justin Smoak grounded out to end the inning.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Leading off the seventh, Donaldson fired a come-backer right back over the mound. Already leading to his left in his follow-through, right-hander Swarzak threw his glove behind his back to knock the ball down, then calmly picked the ball up and threw to first to get the out.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Prior to Sunday's game, Chicago placed RHP Miguel Gonzelez on the 10-day DL, retroactive to June 15, with inflammation in his right shoulder. Gonzalez was 4-8 with a 5.49 ERA over 13 starts. The White Sox also reinstated Shields from the DL after three rehab starts with Triple-A Charlotte. ... LHP Carlos Rodon, out all season with left biceps bursitis, successfully came through his third rehab starts at Charlotte on Saturday. Manager Rick Renteria wants him to have one more start in the minors before making any moves.

Blue Jays: Toronto announced the trade of RHP Jarrett Grube from Triple-A Buffalo to the Columbus Clippers for cash considerations. The 35-year-old was 2-3 with a 6.95 ERA in 11 starts this season, all in Triple-A.

UP NEXT

White Sox: After a day off, Chicago will open a three-game series in Minnesota on Tuesday with a matchup between LHP Derek Holland (5-6, 3.79) and RHP Ervin Santana (8-4, 2.56).

Blue Jays: Toronto visits Texas for a four-game series beginning Monday, when RHP Marco Estrada (4-5, 4.54) goes up against RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx (2-0, 3.28).

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Blue JaysTOR33-35
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  • W: J. Happ (2-4)L: A. Swarzak (3-2)
  • HR: TOR - R. Martin (7), K. Morales (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Cabrera LF30200000.284.337.401.7383.0
T. Anderson SS40100013.258.281.379.6600.5
J. Abreu 1B40120012.293.347.485.8322.5
A. Garcia RF40000031.332.374.538.912-1.5
T. Frazier 3B30100100.205.312.410.7214.0
M. Davidson DH40000032.257.301.546.847-1.5
W. Garcia CF31100021.234.292.375.6671.0
a- A. Hanson PH10000010.222.253.319.573-0.5
K. Smith C41100010.250.261.369.6301.5
Y. Sanchez 2B41110010.283.335.412.7472.5
  • a-struck out for Garcia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Pillar CF50110004.256.311.415.7252.0
J. Donaldson 3B50100001.300.402.6001.0021.0
J. Bautista RF51100012.224.337.400.7371.5
K. Morales DH51221010.257.307.490.7978.5
J. Smoak 1B30100002.292.352.584.9362.0
T. Tulowitzki SS42200001.242.301.339.6404.0
R. Martin C21121212.225.367.406.7738.5
S. Pearce LF42310001.236.289.438.7277.0
D. Smith LF0000-000.500.538.583.000-
R. Goins 2B30110101.212.273.344.6175.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Cabrera (9)
    • SH - M. Cabrera (2)
    • RBI - J. Abreu 2 (43), Y. Sanchez (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Abreu 2 (16)
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Morales (12), S. Pearce (3)
    • 3B - R. Goins
    • HR - K. Morales (15), R. Martin (7)
    • RBI - K. Pillar (18), K. Morales 2 (41), R. Martin 2 (14), S. Pearce (12), R. Goins (23)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Martin 2 (7), S. Pearce (8), R. Goins (11)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Frazier (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - Y. Sanchez, T. Frazier, J. Abreu
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Shields5.27331312.421.215.5
    A. Swarzak (L, 3-2)0.23220003.061.05-10.0
    D. Jennings0.12220015.001.41-4.0
    M. Ynoa1.11002004.091.450.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Shields5.2
    A. Swarzak (L, 3-2)0.2
    D. Jennings0.1
    M. Ynoa1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Happ (W, 2-4)6.28330904.261.2121.5
    D. Barnes (H, 3)1.10001202.400.933.0
    R. Osuna1.00000202.670.784.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Happ (W, 2-4)6.2
    D. Barnes (H, 3)1.1
    R. Osuna1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Shields
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 86-57, A. Swarzak 14-9, D. Jennings 12-7, M. Ynoa 30-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 8-5, A. Swarzak 2-0, D. Jennings 1-0, M. Ynoa 1-3
    • Batters Faced - J. Shields 25, A. Swarzak 5, D. Jennings 3, M. Ynoa 7
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 98-75, D. Barnes 26-15, R. Osuna 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 6-5, R. Osuna 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Happ 28, D. Barnes 5, R. Osuna 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    White SoxCHW31-37
    000030000380
    Blue JaysTOR33-35
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Cabrera LF30200000.284.337.401.7383.0
    T. Anderson SS40100013.258.281.379.6600.5
    J. Abreu 1B40120012.293.347.485.8322.5
    A. Garcia RF40000031.332.374.538.912-1.5
    T. Frazier 3B30100100.205.312.410.7214.0
    M. Davidson DH40000032.257.301.546.847-1.5
    W. Garcia CF31100021.234.292.375.6671.0
    a- A. Hanson PH10000010.222.253.319.573-0.5
    K. Smith C41100010.250.261.369.6301.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B41110010.283.335.412.7472.5
    Total3438301139-----
    • a-struck out for Garcia in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF50110004.256.311.415.7252.0
    J. Donaldson 3B50100001.300.402.6001.0021.0
    J. Bautista RF51100012.224.337.400.7371.5
    K. Morales DH51221010.257.307.490.7978.5
    J. Smoak 1B30100002.292.352.584.9362.0
    T. Tulowitzki SS42200001.242.301.339.6404.0
    R. Martin C21121212.225.367.406.7738.5
    S. Pearce LF42310001.236.289.438.7277.0
    D. Smith LF0000-000.500.538.583.000-
    R. Goins 2B30110101.212.273.344.6175.0
    Total36713723314-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Cabrera (9)
      • SH - M. Cabrera (2)
      • RBI - J. Abreu 2 (43), Y. Sanchez (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Abreu 2 (16)
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Morales (12), S. Pearce (3)
      • 3B - R. Goins
      • HR - K. Morales (15), R. Martin (7)
      • RBI - K. Pillar (18), K. Morales 2 (41), R. Martin 2 (14), S. Pearce (12), R. Goins (23)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Martin 2 (7), S. Pearce (8), R. Goins (11)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Frazier (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - Y. Sanchez, T. Frazier, J. Abreu
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields5.27331312.421.215.5
      A. Swarzak (L, 3-2)0.23220003.061.05-10.0
      D. Jennings0.12220015.001.41-4.0
      M. Ynoa1.11002004.091.450.0
      Total8.01377332---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields5.2
      A. Swarzak (L, 3-2)0.2
      D. Jennings0.1
      M. Ynoa1.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (W, 2-4)6.28330904.261.2121.5
      D. Barnes (H, 3)1.10001202.400.933.0
      R. Osuna1.00000202.670.784.0
      Total9.08331130---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (W, 2-4)6.2
      D. Barnes (H, 3)1.1
      R. Osuna1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Shields
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 86-57, A. Swarzak 14-9, D. Jennings 12-7, M. Ynoa 30-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 8-5, A. Swarzak 2-0, D. Jennings 1-0, M. Ynoa 1-3
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 25, A. Swarzak 5, D. Jennings 3, M. Ynoa 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 98-75, D. Barnes 26-15, R. Osuna 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 6-5, R. Osuna 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 28, D. Barnes 5, R. Osuna 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Pearce doubled to deep left, Tulowitzki scored, Martin to third37
        Morales homered to left, Bautista scored36
      • 6TH INNING
        Goins tripled to deep right center, Pearce scored34
        Martin homered to center, Tulowitzki scored33
      • 5TH INNING
        Pillar singled to left, Pearce scored31
        Abreu singled to left center, Smith and Sanchez scored30
        Sanchez singled to center, Garcia scored, Smith to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Roberto Osuna relieved Danny Barnes
        • Roberto Osuna relieved Danny Barnes
        • Alen Hanson hit for Willy Garcia
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
        • K. Smith: Foul, Smith grounded out to pitcher
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dwight Smith in left
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Abreu struck out looking
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia flied out to shallow right
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked
        • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, , Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Ynoa Pitching:
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Foul, Donaldson popped out to first
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bautista lined out to center
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales lined out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • K. Smith: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to second
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera doubled to deep left
        • Danny Barnes relieved J.A. Happ
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Swarzak Pitching:
        • J. Donaldson: Donaldson lined out to pitcher
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bautista singled to center
        • Dan Jennings relieved Anthony Swarzak
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales homered to left, Bautista scored
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Smoak singled to deep left
        • T. Tulowitzki: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Tulowitzki reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smoak out at second
        • Michael Ynoa relieved Dan Jennings
        • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked, Tulowitzki to second
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Pearce doubled to deep left, Tulowitzki scored, Martin to third
        • Dwight Smith ran for Steve Pearce
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goins walked
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pillar grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Frazier flied out to left
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • W. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Morales struck out looking
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tulowitzki reached on an infield single to third
        • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Martin homered to center, Tulowitzki scored
        • Anthony Swarzak relieved James Shields
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pearce singled to right
        • R. Goins: Ball, Goins tripled to deep right center, Pearce scored
        • K. Pillar: Pillar grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • W. Garcia: Garcia singled to center
        • K. Smith: Foul, Smith singled to right, Garcia to third
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Sanchez singled to center, Garcia scored, Smith to second
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera hit sacrifice bunt to first, Smith to third, Sanchez to second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu singled to left center, Smith and Sanchez scored
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Pearce singled to right center
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Goins grounded out to third, Pearce to second
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar singled to left, Pearce scored
        • J. Donaldson: Donaldson flied out to deep center, Pillar to second
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Bautista grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Frazier flied out to left
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bautista flied out to deep center
        • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales flied out to deep center
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Smoak hit by pitch
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Tulowitzki singled to center, Smoak to second
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smith grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Sanchez lined out to first
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera singled to center
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson singled to right, Cabrera to second
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • R. Goins: Ball, Strike looking, Goins grounded out to first
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Frazier singled to left center
        • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davidson flied out to deep right
        • W. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Tulowitzki grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
        • S. Pearce: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pearce grounded into double play third to second to first, Martin out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to first
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to catcher
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu popped out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pillar popped out to second
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Donaldson singled to deep left
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales doubled to deep left, Donaldson to third
        • J. Smoak: Smoak grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)