Encarnacion homers, drives in 4 as Indians pound Jays 13-3

CLEVELAND (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays know better than any team in baseball what happens when Edwin Encarnacion gets hot.

Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs against his former team as the Cleveland Indians routed Toronto 13-3 on Friday night.

''Yeah, many a time, thanks for reminding me,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons joked when asked about seeing similar performances when the slugger played six seasons with Toronto.

Encarnacion, who signed a three-year, $60 million contract with Cleveland in January, hit a leadoff home run in the second, broke a 3-all tie in the fifth with a two-run double and added an RBI single when Cleveland scored eight times in the seventh.

''I always try to give my best no matter who we're playing,'' he said. ''Thankfully, I was able to have a good game against my ex-team.''

Encarnacion was 3 for 4 with a walk and nearly added to his total later in the seventh, but center fielder Kevin Pillar tracked down his fly ball on the warning track with two runners on.

Encarnacion's big night couldn't have come at a better time. The Indians won for just the second time in eight games and the offense scored 16 runs during a 1-5 road trip.

''He picked us up,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''Once he did, sometimes the hitting can get contagious. Tonight was one of those nights. It was good.''

Abraham Almonte hit a three-run homer and rookie Bradley Zimmer added a two-run single in the seventh.

Trevor Bauer (8-8) allowed three runs in five innings. The right-hander lasted only 2/3 of an inning - matching the shortest start of his career - against Oakland on Sunday.

Marco Estrada (4-7) gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings and hasn't won since May 27.

Jose Morales, Ryan Goins and Justin Smoak drove in runs for Toronto, which took a 3-1 lead into the fifth before Cleveland scored four times.

Almonte led off with a triple and Roberto Perez walked. Erik Gonzalez's single cut the lead to 3-2 and Francisco Lindor drew a one-out walk to load the bases. Michael Brantley's RBI fielder's choice tied the game.

Brantley stole second and Encarnacion lined a 3-2 pitch to the gap in left-center giving Cleveland the lead.

''We're playing from a deficit and so many times that's been really difficult for us,'' Francona said. ''Not only did we come back, but then we spread it out. That's a good way to play.''

Encarnacion has hit 20 home runs in six consecutive seasons and has homered against all 30 major league teams.

Estrada knew his fifth-inning problems played a major role in the loss.

''I just got tired,'' he said. ''I couldn't get the ball down, I couldn't locate it any more, and it all fell apart.''

Francona returned to the dugout at Progressive Field for the first time since June 29. He missed the home stand before the All-Star break after undergoing a heart procedure.

HE'S READY

Gibbons said right-hander Joe Smith (shoulder inflammation) will be activated Saturday. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 16. The problem flared up two days earlier against Tampa Bay when he gave up three runs and three hits in one inning.

LIKELY STARTER

Right-hander Corey Kluber is expected to start Sunday's series finale for the Indians. His regular turn to pitch was Friday, but he was pushed back a couple of days because of a stiff neck.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez will see a hand specialist for his recurring blister problem. He was removed from his last start after four innings because of a small blister on the middle finger of his right hand.

Indians: LHP Boone Logan (torn back muscle) will miss significant time after being injured Thursday. He was placed on the 10-day DL Friday.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (9-5) seeks his 10th win of the season Saturday. He pitched six shutout innings and defeated the Indians on May 8.

Indians: RHP Danny Salazar (3-5) will pitch for the first time since June 3. He lost to the Blue Jays on May 10, allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings.

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Blue JaysTOR44-52
110010000390
IndiansCLE49-45
01004080X13150
  • W: T. Bauer (8-8)L: M. Estrada (4-7)
  • HR: CLE - E. Encarnacion (20), A. Almonte (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF51100012.227.338.402.7404.5
R. Martin C40000021.221.362.374.735-1.0
M. Montero C10000001.250.338.379.7180.0
J. Donaldson 3B41000112.241.362.431.7931.5
J. Smoak 1B30210100.302.376.591.9675.0
K. Morales DH30110101.256.310.451.7613.0
T. Tulowitzki SS40200024.251.299.383.6822.0
D. Barney 2B00000000.217.271.274.5460.0
E. Carrera LF11100100.292.361.436.7974.0
a- S. Pearce LF10100000.276.333.460.7932.0
K. Pillar CF40000006.250.302.402.7040.0
R. Goins SS30110003.209.267.327.5943.0
  • a-hit by pitch for Carrera in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zimmer CF41120123.264.328.408.7364.0
F. Lindor SS40100112.257.317.456.7732.5
M. Brantley LF42010014.296.362.422.7855.5
B. Guyer LF00000000.190.264.291.5560.0
E. Encarnacion DH42341102.261.372.485.85714.0
J. Ramirez 3B41210001.326.379.581.9615.0
G. Urshela 3B10000000.235.278.294.5720.0
C. Santana 1B51210022.240.338.411.7494.0
A. Almonte RF52331000.248.336.416.75213.0
R. Perez C32100211.179.271.256.5274.5
E. Gonzalez 2B42210011.292.303.462.7655.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Bautista (14), J. Smoak (15), T. Tulowitzki (9), E. Carrera (5), R. Goins (11)
    • SF - R. Goins (3)
    • RBI - J. Smoak (63), K. Morales (53), R. Goins (32)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak (23), K. Morales (24)
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor (29), E. Encarnacion (12), J. Ramirez (30), C. Santana (26), E. Gonzalez (5)
    • 3B - A. Almonte (3)
    • HR - E. Encarnacion (20), A. Almonte (3)
    • RBI - B. Zimmer 2 (27), M. Brantley (41), E. Encarnacion 4 (54), J. Ramirez (51), C. Santana (50), A. Almonte 3 (10), E. Gonzalez (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion 2 (16)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Bautista (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Brantley (11)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - F. Lindor, E. Gonzalez, C. Santana
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Estrada (L, 4-7)4.26553315.521.49-5.5
    A. Loup1.21111305.091.561.5
    J. Beliveau0.04661017.471.47-11.0
    C. Valdez1.24110206.051.55-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Estrada (L, 4-7)4.2
    A. Loup1.2
    J. Beliveau0.0
    C. Valdez1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer (W, 8-8)5.06334605.581.4912.0
    T. Olson0.00000000.000.000.0
    B. Shaw (H, 12)2.00000002.781.246.0
    D. Otero1.02000003.381.341.0
    R. Merritt1.01000003.601.602.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer (W, 8-8)5.0
    T. Olson0.0
    B. Shaw (H, 12)2.0
    D. Otero1.0
    R. Merritt1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Beliveau
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 95-54, A. Loup 28-18, J. Beliveau 20-10, C. Valdez 21-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 3-7, A. Loup 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 22, A. Loup 7, J. Beliveau 6, C. Valdez 9
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Olson
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 112-63, T. Olson 5-3, B. Shaw 19-15, D. Otero 11-9, R. Merritt 21-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 3-5, B. Shaw 5-1, D. Otero 2-0, R. Merritt 2-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 24, T. Olson, B. Shaw 6, D. Otero 4, R. Merritt 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    Blue JaysTOR44-52
    110010000390
    IndiansCLE49-45
    01004080X13150
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Bautista RF51100012.227.338.402.7404.5
    R. Martin C40000021.221.362.374.735-1.0
    M. Montero C10000001.250.338.379.7180.0
    J. Donaldson 3B41000112.241.362.431.7931.5
    J. Smoak 1B30210100.302.376.591.9675.0
    K. Morales DH30110101.256.310.451.7613.0
    T. Tulowitzki SS40200024.251.299.383.6822.0
    D. Barney 2B00000000.217.271.274.5460.0
    E. Carrera LF11100100.292.361.436.7974.0
    a- S. Pearce LF10100000.276.333.460.7932.0
    K. Pillar CF40000006.250.302.402.7040.0
    R. Goins SS30110003.209.267.327.5943.0
    Total3339304620-----
    • a-hit by pitch for Carrera in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Zimmer CF41120123.264.328.408.7364.0
    F. Lindor SS40100112.257.317.456.7732.5
    M. Brantley LF42010014.296.362.422.7855.5
    B. Guyer LF00000000.190.264.291.5560.0
    E. Encarnacion DH42341102.261.372.485.85714.0
    J. Ramirez 3B41210001.326.379.581.9615.0
    G. Urshela 3B10000000.235.278.294.5720.0
    C. Santana 1B51210022.240.338.411.7494.0
    A. Almonte RF52331000.248.336.416.75213.0
    R. Perez C32100211.179.271.256.5274.5
    E. Gonzalez 2B42210011.292.303.462.7655.5
    Total3813151325816-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bautista (14), J. Smoak (15), T. Tulowitzki (9), E. Carrera (5), R. Goins (11)
      • SF - R. Goins (3)
      • RBI - J. Smoak (63), K. Morales (53), R. Goins (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak (23), K. Morales (24)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (29), E. Encarnacion (12), J. Ramirez (30), C. Santana (26), E. Gonzalez (5)
      • 3B - A. Almonte (3)
      • HR - E. Encarnacion (20), A. Almonte (3)
      • RBI - B. Zimmer 2 (27), M. Brantley (41), E. Encarnacion 4 (54), J. Ramirez (51), C. Santana (50), A. Almonte 3 (10), E. Gonzalez (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion 2 (16)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Bautista (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Brantley (11)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - F. Lindor, E. Gonzalez, C. Santana
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada (L, 4-7)4.26553315.521.49-5.5
      A. Loup1.21111305.091.561.5
      J. Beliveau0.04661017.471.47-11.0
      C. Valdez1.24110206.051.55-1.0
      Total8.0151313582---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada (L, 4-7)4.2
      A. Loup1.2
      J. Beliveau0.0
      C. Valdez1.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 8-8)5.06334605.581.4912.0
      T. Olson0.00000000.000.000.0
      B. Shaw (H, 12)2.00000002.781.246.0
      D. Otero1.02000003.381.341.0
      R. Merritt1.01000003.601.602.0
      Total9.0933460---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 8-8)5.0
      T. Olson0.0
      B. Shaw (H, 12)2.0
      D. Otero1.0
      R. Merritt1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Beliveau
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 95-54, A. Loup 28-18, J. Beliveau 20-10, C. Valdez 21-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 3-7, A. Loup 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 22, A. Loup 7, J. Beliveau 6, C. Valdez 9
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Olson
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 112-63, T. Olson 5-3, B. Shaw 19-15, D. Otero 11-9, R. Merritt 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 3-5, B. Shaw 5-1, D. Otero 2-0, R. Merritt 2-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 24, T. Olson, B. Shaw 6, D. Otero 4, R. Merritt 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Zimmer singled to right, Perez and Gonzalez scored313
        Almonte homered to right, Ramirez and Santana scored311
        Santana singled to right, Encarnacion scored, Ramirez to third38
        Ramirez doubled to left center, Brantley scored, Encarnacion to third37
        Encarnacion singled to right, Zimmer scored, Brantley to second36
      • 5TH INNING
        Encarnacion doubled to left center, Gonzalez and Brantley scored35
        Brantley reached on fielder's choice to second, Perez scored, Gonzalez to third, Lindor out at second33
        Gonzalez singled to right center, Almonte scored, Perez to second32
        Smoak doubled to left center, Donaldson scored31
      • 2ND INNING
        Encarnacion homered to center21
        Goins hit sacrifice fly to center, Carrera scored20
      • 1ST INNING
        Morales singled to center, Bautista scored, Smoak to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ryan Merritt relieved Dan Otero
        • M. Montero: Miguel Montero facing Ryan Merritt
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Goins doubled to deep left
        • J. Bautista: Foul, Bautista lined out to left
        • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Montero grounded out to first, Goins to third
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Donaldson grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dan Otero relieved Bryan Shaw
        • Giovanny Urshela at third
        • Brandon Guyer in left
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morales grounded out to second
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tulowitzki singled to right
        • S. Pearce: Foul
        • Pearce singled to right, Barney to second
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pearce out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Goins at shortstop
        • Darwin Barney at second
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Urshela popped out to second
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • A. Almonte: Almonte reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Perez lined out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Shaw Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martin grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Loup Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zimmer walked
        • F. Lindor: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lindor flied out to deep right
        • Jeff Beliveau relieved Aaron Loup
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Brantley hit by pitch, Zimmer to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion singled to right, Zimmer scored, Brantley to second
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez doubled to left center, Brantley scored, Encarnacion to third
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Santana singled to right, Encarnacion scored, Ramirez to third
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Almonte homered to right, Ramirez and Santana scored
        • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
        • Cesar Valdez relieved Jeff Beliveau
        • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez doubled to shallow left, Perez to third
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer singled to right, Perez and Gonzalez scored
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor doubled to left center, Zimmer to third
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion flied out to deep center
        • End of the 7th (8 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Tyler Olson relieved Trevor Bauer
        • Steve Pearce hit for Ezequiel Carrera
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pearce hit by pitch
        • Bryan Shaw relieved Tyler Olson
        • K. Pillar: Pillar reached on fielder's choice to first, Pearce out at second
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Goins reached on fielder's choice to third, Pillar out at second
        • J. Bautista: Bautista fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Loup Pitching:
        • A. Almonte: Almonte grounded out to second
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
        • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak doubled to left center, Donaldson scored
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales walked
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tulowitzki struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Almonte tripled to left center
        • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Perez walked
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez singled to right center, Almonte scored, Perez to second
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor walked, Perez to third, Gonzalez to second
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Brantley reached on fielder's choice to second, Perez scored, Gonzalez to third, Lindor out at second
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Brantley stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Encarnacion doubled to left center, Gonzalez and Brantley scored
        • Aaron Loup relieved Marco Estrada
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez singled to right center, Encarnacion to third
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Tulowitzki doubled to deep right center
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carrera walked
        • K. Pillar: Pillar lined out to right
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Goins grounded into double play second to first, Carrera out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley flied out to right
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • J. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez popped out to second
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana doubled to deep right center, Encarnacion out at home
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martin flied out to right
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Smoak singled to right
        • K. Morales: Morales grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Perez reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez fouled out to catcher
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer fouled out to third
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lindor flied out to shallow left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Carrera doubled to deep right
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar grounded out to first, Carrera to third
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Goins hit sacrifice fly to center, Carrera scored
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion homered to center
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ramirez fouled out to first
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to second
        • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Almonte grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bautista doubled to deep left
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Donaldson flied out to center
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • K. Morales: Ball, Bautista stole third, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Morales singled to center, Bautista scored, Smoak to second
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tulowitzki struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Brantley popped out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)