Martin homers, Estrada solid as Blue Jays beat Rangers 8-5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Marco Estrada faded a bit before finishing another strong showing against the Texas Rangers.

The Toronto Blue Jays gave their right-hander plenty of wiggle room.

Russell Martin homered and hit a pair of RBI singles to back six solid innings from Estrada, and the Blue Jays beat the Rangers 8-5 on Friday night.

Martin's drive to left field for an 8-0 lead in the sixth came right after Yangervis Solarte connected on a solo shot . It was the second homer of the season for both in a game delayed 36 minutes at the start by rain.

Estrada (1-0) took a two-hit shutout into the sixth before Shin-Soo Choo homered for the third straight game. After two singles and a walk with two outs, Estrada got Robinson Chirinos on a flyout on his 105th and final pitch.

''It just was kind of getting away from me late in the last inning, but I felt good overall,'' Estrada said. ''My legs still felt like they were under me. I wish I would have had a quicker inning, maybe give the guys another inning.''

Twice a dominant winner in Arlington when Toronto beat Texas in back-to-back AL Division Series in 2015-16, Estrada allowed five hits and a run with a walk and seven strikeouts.

''He had everything working,'' manager John Gibbons said. ''I've seen that so many times, but he was in complete control. They put a little pressure on him there, and he got the big out with the bases loaded.''

After the Toronto bullpen gave up four runs in the seventh, closer Roberto Osuna allowed two singles but got Choo to ground into a double play in a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Matt Moore (0-2) had his second straight rough start for the Rangers after leading the NL with 15 losses last season in San Francisco. The left-hander allowed five hits, four walks and six runs - five earned - in 3 1/3 innings.

Moore, who didn't have a walk in his first Texas start, also hit Martin with a pitch.

''I felt like I had better control today, which is weird I know, just with my off-speed stuff in general,'' Moore said. ''The walks, those are going to wind up being the Achilles heel.''

Josh Donaldson drove in a run among two singles and scored twice, and Solarte walked his first three times up.

A day after becoming the Latin American leader in hits, Adrian Beltre had three more to break a tie with Rickey Henderson for 24th on the career list and is now at 3,058. He and Choo each doubled in a run in the seventh. Elvis Andrus added an RBI single, his third hit.

NO BAUTISTA

The Texas-Toronto rivalry had already cooled a bit with both teams missing the playoffs last year. And now Jose Bautista, who remains unsigned, is gone a little less than two years after a brawl that had its roots in his epic bat flip after the go-ahead homer in the 2015 playoffs.

The Rangers hit Bautista with a pitch in the last regular-season game between the teams in Arlington in 2016, the year after the bat flip. When he slid hard into second base on a force play, Rougned Odor punched him to start a wild bench-clearing melee.

''He wasn't well-liked here, no doubt about that,'' Gibbons said. ''I know Jose will miss (the boos). I'm sure he'd rather be there and getting them. He's always viewed as the bad guy anyway. I do think he liked that, or didn't mind it anyway.''

RANGERS-PADRES TRADE

The Rangers traded C Brett Nicholas to San Diego for a player to be named or cash. Nicholas, who had been at extended spring training with the Rangers, was assigned to the Padres' Triple-A affiliate in El Paso.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (0-0, 7.20 ERA) gave up seven runs in four innings in his first regular-season appearance at the home of the Rangers last season, an 11-4 loss. He also lost Game 2 of the AL Division Series in Arlington in 2015.

Rangers: LHP Mike Minor (0-1, 3.86) gave up three hits and two runs in 4 2/3 innings in his Texas debut and first major league start since 2014, an 8-2 loss to Houston. He was a starter in Atlanta before shoulder surgery sidelined him for two years. Minor returned as a reliever in Kansas City last season.

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003302000890
TEX3-6
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  • W: M. Estrada (1-0)L: M. Moore (0-2)S: R. Osuna (3)
  • HR: TOR - R. Martin (2), Y. Solarte (2), TEX - S. Choo (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Pearce LF41000101.182.250.273.5232.0
C. Granderson LF00000000.350.409.550.9590.0
J. Donaldson 3B52210010.276.400.517.9174.5
J. Smoak 1B31110110.379.457.7591.2163.5
Y. Solarte SS-2B22111300.273.407.6361.04410.0
R. Martin C41331010.263.364.579.94310.5
K. Morales DH30010113.118.200.118.3181.5
K. Pillar CF50000014.267.290.433.724-0.5
R. Grichuk RF40000010.074.161.185.346-0.5
D. Travis 2B41200010.125.160.167.3273.5
G. Ngoepe PR-SS00000000.100.182.100.2820.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH52221011.313.371.6561.0289.5
    J. Gallo 1B50100021.184.205.368.5740.0
    E. Andrus SS51310001.371.421.543.9645.0
    A. Beltre 3B40310001.303.343.424.7675.0
    N. Mazara RF30000113.323.400.452.8520.5
    R. Chirinos C40000024.080.111.120.231-1.0
    R. Odor 2B41200001.214.258.250.5084.0
    R. Rua LF30000011.087.125.087.212-0.5
    a- J. Profar PH-LF10000001.000.222.000.2220.0
    D. Robinson CF41210010.316.409.474.8833.5
    • a-lined out for Rua in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Travis
    • HR - Y. Solarte (2), R. Martin (2)
    • SF - J. Smoak, K. Morales
    • RBI - J. Donaldson (5), J. Smoak (10), Y. Solarte (3), R. Martin 3 (6), K. Morales (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Solarte (2), R. Martin 2 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Choo (2), A. Beltre (4), R. Odor
    • HR - S. Choo (3)
    • RBI - S. Choo 2 (5), E. Andrus (3), A. Beltre (2), D. Robinson (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Andrus (3), A. Beltre
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - R. Grichuk
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Robinson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Estrada (W, 1-0)6.05111712.771.0024.5
    A. Loup0.13330008.101.80-6.0
    S. Oh0.22110003.861.50-3.0
    R. Tepera (H, 2)1.01000101.800.802.5
    R. Osuna (S, 3)1.02000000.000.508.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Estrada (W, 1-0)6.0
    A. Loup0.1
    S. Oh0.2
    R. Tepera (H, 2)1.0
    R. Osuna (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Moore (L, 0-2)3.156541011.052.18-9.5
    J. Chavez2.23222327.711.860.5
    M. Bush2.01000201.691.506.0
    A. Claudio1.00000105.061.133.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Moore (L, 0-2)3.1
    J. Chavez2.2
    M. Bush2.0
    A. Claudio1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 105-69, A. Loup 14-8, S. Oh 17-11, R. Tepera 15-9, R. Osuna 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 5-6, A. Loup 1-0, R. Osuna 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 24, A. Loup 4, S. Oh 4, R. Tepera 3, R. Osuna 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Moore
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Moore 73-38, J. Chavez 62-32, M. Bush 26-18, A. Claudio 9-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 2-3, M. Bush 2-2, A. Claudio 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Moore 20, J. Chavez 13, M. Bush 7, A. Claudio 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TEX3-6
    0000014005131
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Pearce LF41000101.182.250.273.5232.0
    C. Granderson LF00000000.350.409.550.9590.0
    J. Donaldson 3B52210010.276.400.517.9174.5
    J. Smoak 1B31110110.379.457.7591.2163.5
    Y. Solarte SS-2B22111300.273.407.6361.04410.0
    R. Martin C41331010.263.364.579.94310.5
    K. Morales DH30010113.118.200.118.3181.5
    K. Pillar CF50000014.267.290.433.724-0.5
    R. Grichuk RF40000010.074.161.185.346-0.5
    D. Travis 2B41200010.125.160.167.3273.5
    G. Ngoepe PR-SS00000000.100.182.100.2820.0
    Total348972678-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Choo DH52221011.313.371.6561.0289.5
      J. Gallo 1B50100021.184.205.368.5740.0
      E. Andrus SS51310001.371.421.543.9645.0
      A. Beltre 3B40310001.303.343.424.7675.0
      N. Mazara RF30000113.323.400.452.8520.5
      R. Chirinos C40000024.080.111.120.231-1.0
      R. Odor 2B41200001.214.258.250.5084.0
      R. Rua LF30000011.087.125.087.212-0.5
      a- J. Profar PH-LF10000001.000.222.000.2220.0
      D. Robinson CF41210010.316.409.474.8833.5
      Total38513511814-----
      HITTERSAB
      S. Choo DH5
      J. Gallo 1B5
      E. Andrus SS5
      A. Beltre 3B4
      N. Mazara RF3
      R. Chirinos C4
      R. Odor 2B4
      R. Rua LF3
      a- J. Profar PH-LF1
      D. Robinson CF4
      Total38
      • a-lined out for Rua in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Travis
      • HR - Y. Solarte (2), R. Martin (2)
      • SF - J. Smoak, K. Morales
      • RBI - J. Donaldson (5), J. Smoak (10), Y. Solarte (3), R. Martin 3 (6), K. Morales (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Solarte (2), R. Martin 2 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (2), A. Beltre (4), R. Odor
      • HR - S. Choo (3)
      • RBI - S. Choo 2 (5), E. Andrus (3), A. Beltre (2), D. Robinson (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Andrus (3), A. Beltre
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Grichuk
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Robinson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada (W, 1-0)6.05111712.771.0024.5
      A. Loup0.13330008.101.80-6.0
      S. Oh0.22110003.861.50-3.0
      R. Tepera (H, 2)1.01000101.800.802.5
      R. Osuna (S, 3)1.02000000.000.508.0
      Total9.01355181---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada (W, 1-0)6.0
      A. Loup0.1
      S. Oh0.2
      R. Tepera (H, 2)1.0
      R. Osuna (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Moore (L, 0-2)3.156541011.052.18-9.5
      J. Chavez2.23222327.711.860.5
      M. Bush2.01000201.691.506.0
      A. Claudio1.00000105.061.133.5
      Total9.0987672---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Moore (L, 0-2)3.1
      J. Chavez2.2
      M. Bush2.0
      A. Claudio1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 105-69, A. Loup 14-8, S. Oh 17-11, R. Tepera 15-9, R. Osuna 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 5-6, A. Loup 1-0, R. Osuna 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 24, A. Loup 4, S. Oh 4, R. Tepera 3, R. Osuna 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Moore
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Moore 73-38, J. Chavez 62-32, M. Bush 26-18, A. Claudio 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 2-3, M. Bush 2-2, A. Claudio 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Moore 20, J. Chavez 13, M. Bush 7, A. Claudio 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Beltre doubled to left, Andrus scored85
        Andrus singled to left, Choo scored84
        Choo doubled to left center, Robinson scored83
        Robinson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Odor scored82
      • 6TH INNING
        Choo homered to right81
        Martin homered to left80
        Solarte homered to right70
      • 4TH INNING
        Martin singled to center, Donaldson scored, Solarte to third60
        Smoak hit sacrifice fly to left, Pearce scored50
        Donaldson singled to right, Travis scored, Pearce to third40
      • 3RD INNING
        Morales hit sacrifice fly to right, Solarte scored, Martin to second30
        Martin singled to center, Donaldson and Smoak scored, Solarte to third on center fielder Robinson fielding error20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Alex Claudio relieved Matt Bush
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales grounded out to pitcher
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Tepera
        • D. Robinson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Robinson singled to right
        • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Robinson out at second
        • J. Gallo: Gallo singled to right
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Andrus reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gallo out at second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Bush Pitching:
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson flied out to deep right
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Seung-Hwan Oh
        • Curtis Granderson in left
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Odor singled to right
        • Jurickson Profar hit for Ryan Rua
        • J. Profar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Profar lined into double play right to first, Odor out at first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Matt Bush relieved Jesse Chavez
        • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Pillar fouled out to first
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Travis singled to right center
        • Gift Ngoepe ran for Devon Travis
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Pearce grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Aaron Loup relieved Marco Estrada
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Odor doubled to deep center
        • R. Rua: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rua grounded out to shortstop, Odor to third
        • D. Robinson: Strike looking, Robinson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Odor scored
        • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo doubled to left center, Robinson scored
        • Seung-Hwan Oh relieved Aaron Loup
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gallo flied out to shallow left
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Andrus singled to left, Choo scored
        • A. Beltre: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beltre doubled to left, Andrus scored
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smoak grounded out to second
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Solarte homered to right
        • R. Martin: Foul, Martin homered to left
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • D. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Robinson grounded out to second
        • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo homered to right
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Gallo struck out on foul tip
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Andrus singled to left
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Beltre singled to right, Andrus to second
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mazara walked, Andrus to third, Beltre to second
        • R. Chirinos: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chirinos flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk flied out to center
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Travis struck out looking
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pearce flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Ball, Odor fouled out to catcher
        • R. Rua: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Rua struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk popped out to shortstop
        • D. Travis: Ball, Travis doubled to left
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson singled to right, Travis scored, Pearce to third
        • Jesse Chavez relieved Matt Moore
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Smoak hit sacrifice fly to left, Pearce scored
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Solarte walked, Donaldson to second
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martin singled to center, Donaldson scored, Solarte to third
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales walked, Martin to second
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pillar reached on fielder's choice to third, Solarte out at third
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gallo grounded out to second
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus singled to right
        • A. Beltre: Foul, Foul, Ball, Beltre grounded out to second, Andrus to second
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Mazara struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pearce lined out to third
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Donaldson singled to right
        • J. Smoak: Smoak singled to left, Donaldson to second
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Solarte walked, Donaldson to third, Smoak to second
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin singled to center, Donaldson and Smoak scored, Solarte to third on center fielder Robinson fielding error
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Morales hit sacrifice fly to right, Solarte scored, Martin to second
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • R. Rua: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rua popped out to second
        • D. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Grichuk flied out to right
        • D. Travis: Foul, Travis fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Beltre reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Mazara flied out to deep center
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Chirinos popped out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Odor flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Pearce flied out to deep center
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Donaldson lined out to left
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Solarte walked, Smoak to second
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin hit by pitch, Smoak to third, Solarte to second
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Morales flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Andrus grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)