Morales homers for 5th straight game, Jays beat Phillies 4-2

TORONTO (AP) Jake Arrieta wasn't too happy with the effort his Philadelphia Phillies produced against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Kendrys Morales homered for the fifth straight game, Billy McKinney hit a two-run shot and Toronto beat Philadelphia 4-2 on Friday night, handing the slumping Phillies their fifth loss in six games.

''We got outplayed all the way around,'' Arrieta said. ''They did pretty much every facet of the game better than we did and that's why we lost.''

Philadelphia remained three games behind Atlanta in the NL East after the Braves lost 1-0 to the New York Mets. The Phillies began the day one game out in the wild card race.

''We need to play better and the Braves need to not play as well,'' Arrieta said. ''If those two things happen, we'll be fine. There's no need to panic but we need to stay locked in to the game.''

Arrieta (9-9) allowed four runs and six hits in six-plus innings, his third straight losing decision.

Morales connected off Arrieta in the second, matching Jose Bautista (2014) for the Blue Jays' second-longest streak of games with a home run. Jose Cruz Jr. connected in a team-record six straight in 2001.

''I'm using my hands a little bit more,'' Morales said through a translator. ''I wasn't using my back leg earlier in the season, I've been driving the ball with it and it's been going good so far.''

McKinney homered for the second time in three games with a two-run drive to left in the third. A boy in the front row of the outfield seats caught the ball, then lifted his arms in celebration and exchanged a high five with a nearby fan.

Ryan Borucki (3-3) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings as Toronto won its fourth straight.

''He's one of their best prospects for a reason,'' Phillies manager gave Kapler said of Borucki, who has won three of his past five starts.

Scott Kingery hit a solo home run for the Phillies but was also thrown out at home plate trying to score from second on Roman Quinn's one-out single in the second. Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar got his seventh outfield assist.

''We did a lot of homework on the throwing in the outfield,'' Kapler said. ''There's no question Pillar is a Gold Glove outfielder with a very good arm but we also know that there have been some throws that have been off line, so we're taking a bit of a risk there. Obviously it didn't work out in our favor.''

Borucki gave up a run in the first on a sacrifice fly by catcher Wilson Ramos, then held the Phillies scoreless until Kingery's solo homer in the seventh.

''He pitched off the barrel,'' Philadelphia's Rhys Hoskins said. ''We got some hits off him but he when he needed to make a pitch, he did.''

Borucki left to a standing ovation and was replaced by Ryan Tepera, who got two outs. Tyler Clippard pitched the eighth and former Phillies closer Ken Giles finished for his 17th save in 17 opportunities, striking out Hoskins looking to strand runners at first and second.

END OF THE LINE

Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was activated off the disabled list after missing 23 games because of a sprained left ankle. Gurriel entered with an 11-game streak of multihit games, the longest in the majors since Tony Perez did it in 1973. Manager John Gibbons started Gurriel in the leadoff spot to maximize his number of at bats. Gurriel grounded out in the first and struck out in the third before grounding an RBI single through the left side in the fifth. In his final shot at adding to his streak, Gurriel struck out against reliever Hector Neris in the seventh.

ROCKY ROAD

Philadelphia has lost 13 of its past 18 away from home. The Phillies are 28-37 on the road.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: Ramos returned to the lineup after missing three games because of a sore left wrist.

Blue Jays: To make room for Gurriel Jr., Toronto optioned INF Richard Urena to Triple-A. ... Gibbons said he told veteran OF Curtis Granderson to expect reduced playing time as the Blue Jays focus on their younger players.

UP NEXT

Phillies RHP Nick Pivetta (7-10, 4.66) faces Blue Jays RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-5, 4.52) on Saturday afternoon. Pivetta is from Victoria, British Columbia, on Canada's West Coast. He is making his first career start north of the border. Sanchez will be activated off the 60-day DL to face the Phillies. He's been out since June 21 after injuring his right index finger when it got caught inside a falling suitcase.

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PHI69-59
1000001002101
TOR59-69
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  • W: R. Borucki (3-3)L: J. Arrieta (9-9)S: K. Giles (17)
  • HR: PHI - S. Kingery (7), TOR - K. Morales (19), B. McKinney (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B51300013.261.366.369.7353.5
R. Hoskins LF50100015.251.360.491.8510.5
A. Cabrera 3B40000034.260.311.456.767-1.5
W. Ramos C30110010.304.348.502.8501.5
C. Santana 1B30000101.219.350.399.7491.0
M. Franco DH40000013.276.320.482.803-0.5
O. Herrera CF40100010.266.319.441.7600.5
S. Kingery SS31211010.229.270.342.6128.5
a- N. Williams PH10000001.265.334.451.7850.0
R. Quinn RF30200100.346.370.500.8705.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Kingery in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Gurriel SS40110022.320.338.497.8341.0
D. Travis 2B40000034.231.276.379.655-1.5
J. Smoak 1B40000024.251.358.459.817-1.0
K. Morales DH41111012.260.339.468.8075.5
R. Grichuk RF30200100.228.287.453.7403.0
K. Pillar CF40000002.255.284.422.7060.0
R. Martin C30000001.198.342.333.6760.0
A. Diaz 3B22100100.255.293.455.7485.0
B. McKinney LF11121100.368.500.6841.1849.0
    BATTING
    • HR - S. Kingery (7)
    • SF - W. Ramos
    • RBI - W. Ramos (58), S. Kingery (33)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Hernandez, R. Hoskins 3 (3), A. Cabrera 2 (2), M. Franco 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Diaz (17)
    • HR - K. Morales (19), B. McKinney (2)
    • RBI - L. Gurriel (23), K. Morales (49), B. McKinney 2 (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Smoak 2 (2), K. Morales 2 (2), R. Martin
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - S. Kingery (10), R. Quinn (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - R. Grichuk (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - R. Quinn
    • DP - (Quinn-Santana)
    • E - S. Kingery (10)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar (7)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Arrieta (L, 9-9)6.06443523.371.222.5
    H. Neris1.00000305.801.374.5
    L. Avilan0.10000003.831.350.0
    L. Garcia0.20000004.041.180.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Arrieta (L, 9-9)6.0
    H. Neris1.0
    L. Avilan0.1
    L. Garcia0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Borucki (W, 3-3)6.17221514.121.5320.5
    R. Tepera (H, 14)0.21000003.721.24-1.0
    T. Clippard (H, 12)1.01000203.511.123.0
    K. Giles (S, 17)1.01001205.721.309.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Borucki (W, 3-3)6.1
    R. Tepera (H, 14)0.2
    T. Clippard (H, 12)1.0
    K. Giles (S, 17)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Arrieta (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 101-61, H. Neris 15-10, L. Avilan 6-3, L. Garcia 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 10-2, L. Avilan 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 27, H. Neris 3, L. Avilan, L. Garcia 2
    • Balks - J. Arrieta
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Borucki (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 103-62, R. Tepera 8-5, T. Clippard 10-8, K. Giles 29-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 4-9, R. Tepera 2-0, K. Giles 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 26, R. Tepera 3, T. Clippard 4, K. Giles 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Hernandez 2B51300013.261.366.369.7353.5
    R. Hoskins LF50100015.251.360.491.8510.5
    A. Cabrera 3B40000034.260.311.456.767-1.5
    W. Ramos C30110010.304.348.502.8501.5
    C. Santana 1B30000101.219.350.399.7491.0
    M. Franco DH40000013.276.320.482.803-0.5
    O. Herrera CF40100010.266.319.441.7600.5
    S. Kingery SS31211010.229.270.342.6128.5
    a- N. Williams PH10000001.265.334.451.7850.0
    R. Quinn RF30200100.346.370.500.8705.0
    Total35210212917-----
    • a-hit into fielder's choice for Kingery in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Gurriel SS40110022.320.338.497.8341.0
    D. Travis 2B40000034.231.276.379.655-1.5
    J. Smoak 1B40000024.251.358.459.817-1.0
    K. Morales DH41111012.260.339.468.8075.5
    R. Grichuk RF30200100.228.287.453.7403.0
    K. Pillar CF40000002.255.284.422.7060.0
    R. Martin C30000001.198.342.333.6760.0
    A. Diaz 3B22100100.255.293.455.7485.0
    B. McKinney LF11121100.368.500.6841.1849.0
    Total2946423815-----
      BATTING
      • HR - S. Kingery (7)
      • SF - W. Ramos
      • RBI - W. Ramos (58), S. Kingery (33)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Hernandez, R. Hoskins 3 (3), A. Cabrera 2 (2), M. Franco 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Diaz (17)
      • HR - K. Morales (19), B. McKinney (2)
      • RBI - L. Gurriel (23), K. Morales (49), B. McKinney 2 (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Smoak 2 (2), K. Morales 2 (2), R. Martin
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Kingery (10), R. Quinn (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - R. Grichuk (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Quinn
      • DP - (Quinn-Santana)
      • E - S. Kingery (10)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Arrieta (L, 9-9)6.06443523.371.222.5
      H. Neris1.00000305.801.374.5
      L. Avilan0.10000003.831.350.0
      L. Garcia0.20000004.041.180.0
      Total8.0644382---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Arrieta (L, 9-9)6.0
      H. Neris1.0
      L. Avilan0.1
      L. Garcia0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Borucki (W, 3-3)6.17221514.121.5320.5
      R. Tepera (H, 14)0.21000003.721.24-1.0
      T. Clippard (H, 12)1.01000203.511.123.0
      K. Giles (S, 17)1.01001205.721.309.0
      Total9.01022291---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Borucki (W, 3-3)6.1
      R. Tepera (H, 14)0.2
      T. Clippard (H, 12)1.0
      K. Giles (S, 17)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Arrieta (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 101-61, H. Neris 15-10, L. Avilan 6-3, L. Garcia 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 10-2, L. Avilan 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 27, H. Neris 3, L. Avilan, L. Garcia 2
      • Balks - J. Arrieta
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Borucki (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 103-62, R. Tepera 8-5, T. Clippard 10-8, K. Giles 29-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 4-9, R. Tepera 2-0, K. Giles 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 26, R. Tepera 3, T. Clippard 4, K. Giles 5
      • 7TH INNING
        Kingery homered to center24
      • 5TH INNING
        Gurriel singled to shallow left, Diaz scored, McKinney to second14
      • 3RD INNING
        McKinney homered to center, Diaz scored13
      • 2ND INNING
        Morales homered to left center11
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramos hit sacrifice fly to right, Hernandez scored, Hoskins to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ken Giles relieved Tyler Clippard
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera singled to right
        • Nick Williams hit for Scott Kingery
        • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Williams reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Herrera out at second
        • R. Quinn: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Quinn walked, Williams to second
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Ryan Tepera
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • W. Ramos: Ramos singled to deep left
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana flied out to center
        • M. Franco: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Luis Avilan relieved Hector Neris
        • K. Morales: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales grounded out to shortstop
        • Luis Garcia relieved Luis Avilan
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk popped out to third
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pillar popped out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • O. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Kingery homered to center
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Ryan Borucki
        • R. Quinn: Quinn grounded out to first
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to right
        • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Diaz safe at first on shortstop Kingery fielding error
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, McKinney hit by pitch, Diaz to second
        • Hector Neris relieved Jake Arrieta
        • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Ramos struck out on foul tip
        • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Santana flied out to left
        • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Franco fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk singled to shallow center
        • K. Pillar: Pillar lined into double play right to first, Grichuk out at first
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Kingery struck out looking
        • R. Quinn: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Quinn singled to shallow center
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez singled to shallow center, Quinn to second
        • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins flied out to shallow center
        • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Diaz doubled to deep right center
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McKinney walked
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Gurriel singled to shallow left, Diaz scored, McKinney to second
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smoak grounded out to shortstop, McKinney to third, Gurriel to second
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
        • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Franco lined out to shortstop
        • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrera flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morales grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk walked
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pillar lined out to left
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Grichuk to second on balk, Foul, Ball, Martin grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hoskins flied out to shallow right
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to second
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramos lined out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Diaz walked
        • B. McKinney: Ball, McKinney homered to center, Diaz scored
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Travis grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Smoak grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • S. Kingery: Foul, Strike looking, Kingery reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Quinn: Ball, Ball, Kingery stole second, Strike looking, Quinn singled to shallow center, Kingery out at home
        • C. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Quinn stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Foul, Morales homered to left center
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Grichuk singled to center
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk picked off at first, catcher to first, Strike swinging, Pillar grounded out to second
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Martin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez reached on an infield single to first
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins singled to left, Hernandez to second
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging, Hernandez to third, Hoskins to second on wild pitch
        • W. Ramos: Ramos hit sacrifice fly to right, Hernandez scored, Hoskins to third
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
        • M. Franco: Ball, Franco grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel grounded out to third
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Travis struck out looking
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)