Snell perfect thru 5 and then pulled, Rays top Blue Jays 7-0

TORONTO (AP) Blake Snell was perfectly fine with getting pulled.

The Tampa Bay left-hander didn't permit a runner in five innings, then was taken out Friday night in the Rays' 7-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Making his second start since spending time on the disabled list because of shoulder fatigue, Snell (13-5) threw 47 pitches. The All-Star never put up a fight when pitching coach Kyle Snyder told him he was done.

''I'm not going to argue,'' Snell said. ''I felt great, yes, but I haven't gone five innings in a month.''

Rays manager Kevin Cash said he and Snyder didn't want Snell to get up and down between innings a sixth time.

''Given the time he's had off, that was enough,'' Cash said. ''We'll look to six or seven ups the next time. But he was outstanding while he was out there, really efficient. Blake had everything going tonight and attacked, attacked, attacked.''

Snell struck out six.

''Everything was really good today,'' Snell said. ''The velocity on the curveball I was happy with, it had good bite with great arm speed. The fastball was jumping as well today.''

Reliever Jake Faria came on to begin the sixth and gave up an infield single to leadoff batter Luke Maile. Two outs later, Randal Grichuk hit a single to left but was thrown out trying to stretch his hit into a double.

Faria allowed one walk and three singles in three innings. Jamie Schultz pitched a hitless ninth for the Rays.

Michael Perez, playing in his 10th big league game, hit his first homer, a two-run homer in the third inning.

''It was big home run because the offense certainly wasn't clicking,'' Cash said.

Ji-Man Choi homered, Joey Wendle drove in three runs and Willy Adames had three hits and scored three times as the Rays improved to 6-1 against Toronto.

Marco Estrada (5-9) matched a season worst by allowing five runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings.

''I've got to have better fastball command, plain and simple,'' Estrada said. ''I didn't locate, I didn't locate the fastball at all.''

Left-hander Thomas Pannone made his major league debut in relief of Estrada, starting his career by striking out Kevin Kiermaier. Pannone allowed two runs and three hits in 2 1-3 innings.

''Overall, I thought he did a pretty good job,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

LET'S SEE

In an appearance on MLB Network Radio, Gibbons said he's uncertain he wants to be part of a rebuild in Toronto, a stance he reiterated before the game. ''A full breakdown, going young, you know, I have to admit, I don't know if I'm interested in that,'' Gibbons said. ''But we'll see.''

VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

After a Toronto sports radio host alleged Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro was at odds with team owner Rogers Communications, CEO Edward Rogers responded by tweeting a message of support. ''Very confident with the leadership and vision for the future of the Toronto Blue Jays under Mark Shapiro (at)MarkShapiro, President and CEO of the Blue Jays,'' Rogers tweeted. The host, Bob McCown, appears on a station owned by Rogers Communications.

WEB GEM

Playing third base for the first time since the low minors, Richard Urena made a great sliding catch in foul territory to retire Kiermaier for the final out of the second inning.

THREE OF A KIND

Blue Jays star prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered Friday, his third in three games at Triple-A Buffalo. Guerrero is batting .433 in 10 games since being promoted from Double-A.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman, who left Tuesday's start against Boston because of blister on his middle finger, played catch before the game. Stroman's next scheduled start is Sunday.

UP NEXT

RHP Ryne Stanek (1-3, 2.56) is expected to open for the Rays on Saturday against Toronto RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-4, 5.08). Gaviglio is winless in 13 starts since a May 25 victory at Philadelphia.

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  • W: B. Snell (13-5)L: M. Estrada (5-9)
  • HR: TB - M. Perez (1), J. Choi (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith LF31110111.300.374.419.7935.5
J. Wendle 3B30130001.292.344.415.7606.0
J. Bauers 1B50000034.233.343.465.808-1.5
J. Choi DH41111031.226.298.452.7504.5
C. Gomez RF40000010.218.309.354.663-0.5
K. Kiermaier CF40100010.180.254.301.5550.5
B. Lowe 2B40000011.000.125.000.125-0.5
W. Adames SS33300100.236.287.368.65511.0
M. Perez C42221002.323.353.484.8379.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grichuk RF40100010.234.294.472.7660.5
    D. Travis 2B40000020.246.298.398.695-1.0
    J. Smoak 1B40000000.262.366.483.8500.0
    T. Hernandez LF30000020.244.299.493.792-1.0
    K. Morales DH20000110.244.323.419.7420.5
    A. Diaz SS30000001.261.294.460.7540.0
    L. Maile C30100011.238.321.360.6820.5
    R. Urena 3B30100011.286.286.429.7140.5
    K. Pillar CF30000013.246.275.405.680-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Wendle (14), W. Adames 2 (4)
      • 3B - M. Smith (9)
      • HR - J. Choi (5), M. Perez
      • SF - J. Wendle (6)
      • SH - M. Smith (7)
      • RBI - M. Smith (27), J. Wendle 3 (37), J. Choi (14), M. Perez 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bauers 3 (3), J. Choi, B. Lowe
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, K. Pillar 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Adames (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Smith (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Snell (W, 13-5)5.00000602.181.0325.0
      J. Faria3.03001304.971.366.5
      J. Schultz1.00000004.581.083.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Snell (W, 13-5)5.0
      J. Faria3.0
      J. Schultz1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada (L, 5-9)5.15552624.841.281.0
      T. Pannone1.232203010.801.80-0.5
      J. Biagini2.01000106.621.665.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada (L, 5-9)5.1
      T. Pannone1.2
      J. Biagini2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 47-33, J. Faria 43-29, J. Schultz 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 5-4, J. Faria 1-4, J. Schultz 1-2
      • Batters Faced - B. Snell 15, J. Faria 12, J. Schultz 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Biagini (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 91-64, T. Pannone 30-21, J. Biagini 21-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 2-8, T. Pannone 2-0, J. Biagini 5-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 23, T. Pannone 8, J. Biagini 8
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TB59-57
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Smith LF31110111.300.374.419.7935.5
      J. Wendle 3B30130001.292.344.415.7606.0
      J. Bauers 1B50000034.233.343.465.808-1.5
      J. Choi DH41111031.226.298.452.7504.5
      C. Gomez RF40000010.218.309.354.663-0.5
      K. Kiermaier CF40100010.180.254.301.5550.5
      B. Lowe 2B40000011.000.125.000.125-0.5
      W. Adames SS33300100.236.287.368.65511.0
      M. Perez C42221002.323.353.484.8379.0
      Total34797221010-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        R. Grichuk RF40100010.234.294.472.7660.5
        D. Travis 2B40000020.246.298.398.695-1.0
        J. Smoak 1B40000000.262.366.483.8500.0
        T. Hernandez LF30000020.244.299.493.792-1.0
        K. Morales DH20000110.244.323.419.7420.5
        A. Diaz SS30000001.261.294.460.7540.0
        L. Maile C30100011.238.321.360.6820.5
        R. Urena 3B30100011.286.286.429.7140.5
        K. Pillar CF30000013.246.275.405.680-0.5
        Total290300196-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Wendle (14), W. Adames 2 (4)
          • 3B - M. Smith (9)
          • HR - J. Choi (5), M. Perez
          • SF - J. Wendle (6)
          • SH - M. Smith (7)
          • RBI - M. Smith (27), J. Wendle 3 (37), J. Choi (14), M. Perez 2 (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bauers 3 (3), J. Choi, B. Lowe
          BATTING
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, K. Pillar 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - W. Adames (3)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Smith (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Snell (W, 13-5)5.00000602.181.0325.0
          J. Faria3.03001304.971.366.5
          J. Schultz1.00000004.581.083.0
          Total9.0300190---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Snell (W, 13-5)5.0
          J. Faria3.0
          J. Schultz1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Estrada (L, 5-9)5.15552624.841.281.0
          T. Pannone1.232203010.801.80-0.5
          J. Biagini2.01000106.621.665.5
          Total9.09772102---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Estrada (L, 5-9)5.1
          T. Pannone1.2
          J. Biagini2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 47-33, J. Faria 43-29, J. Schultz 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 5-4, J. Faria 1-4, J. Schultz 1-2
          • Batters Faced - B. Snell 15, J. Faria 12, J. Schultz 3
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Biagini (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 91-64, T. Pannone 30-21, J. Biagini 21-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 2-8, T. Pannone 2-0, J. Biagini 5-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 23, T. Pannone 8, J. Biagini 8
          • 7TH INNING
            Wendle doubled to left center, Adames and Perez scored70
          • 6TH INNING
            Choi homered to right50
          • 5TH INNING
            Wendle hit sacrifice fly to left, Smith scored40
            Smith tripled to left center, Adames scored30
          • 3RD INNING
            Perez homered to right, Adames scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Adames doubled to center
            • M. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded out to second, Adames to third
            • M. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to second
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wendle hit by pitch
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jaime Schultz relieved Jake Faria
            • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Grichuk grounded out to pitcher
            • D. Travis: Ball, Foul, Travis flied out to deep center
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joe Biagini relieved Thomas Pannone
            • C. Gomez: Gomez grounded out to third
            • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier grounded out to third
            • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Foul, Lowe grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales walked
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Diaz reached on fielder's choice to third, Morales out at second
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Maile lined out to center
            • R. Urena: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Urena singled to center, Diaz to second
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Adames singled to left
            • M. Perez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Perez singled to right, Adames to second
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Adames to third, Perez to second
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Wendle doubled to left center, Adames and Perez scored
            • J. Bauers: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
            • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Choi struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak fouled out to third
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to left
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Estrada Pitching:
            • J. Choi: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choi homered to right
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
            • Thomas Pannone relieved Marco Estrada
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Kiermaier struck out looking
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Lowe grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jake Faria relieved Blake Snell
            • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maile reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • R. Urena: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Grichuk singled to left center, Maile to third, Grichuk out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Estrada Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Ball, Adames doubled to deep center
            • M. Perez: Perez flied out to right, Adames to third
            • M. Smith: Smith tripled to left center, Adames scored
            • J. Wendle: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Wendle hit sacrifice fly to left, Smith scored
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike swinging, Bauers grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Morales grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Diaz: Diaz flied out to deep center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Estrada Pitching:
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
            • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Ball, Gomez grounded out to first
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kiermaier singled to right
            • B. Lowe: Lowe lined out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Travis grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Estrada Pitching:
            • B. Lowe: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adames walked
            • M. Perez: Strike swinging, Adames stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Perez homered to right, Adames scored
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
            • J. Wendle: Pickoff attempt, Wendle flied out to center
            • J. Bauers: Foul, Bauers popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
            • R. Urena: Ball, Foul, Ball, Urena fouled out to first
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar flied out to deep left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Estrada Pitching:
            • J. Choi: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
            • C. Gomez: Gomez lined out to left
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kiermaier fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morales struck out looking
            • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Foul, Diaz grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Estrada Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Wendle flied out to deep center
            • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk lined out to center
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Smoak grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)