Grichuk knocks into guard's chair, Blue Jays top Indians 6-2

TORONTO (AP) Toronto first baseman Justin Smoak figured teammate Randal Grichuk never saw it coming.

Grichuk was injured in a bizarre collision with a security guard's chair, and replacement Tesocar Hernandez hit a three-run homer as the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Sunday.

The Indians' magic number to lock up their third straight AL Central title stayed at five.

Grichuk was checked for a possible concussion after slamming face-first into the guard's metal stool while chasing Brandon Guyer's foul fly in the fourth inning. Initial concussion tests were negative, the Blue Jays said, but more tests will be done Monday. He's been diagnosed with multiple facial cuts but no fractures.

As Grichuk and Smoak sprinted toward the ball, a security staffer seated along the wall stood up and backed away from the area, carrying his stool and seemingly unaware the outfielder was closing in. Grichuk slid and made the catch, but crashed into the stool the staffer was holding by his side.

''I peeked at him and I saw him sliding, trying to make a play there, so I peeled out,'' Smoak said. ''All of a sudden I heard him get clocked with a chair in the face. Scary right there for a second, but hopefully he's all right.''

Grichuk stayed down for several minutes and was treated on the field by Blue Jays trainers. When he stood up to walk off, television images showed a long, swollen mark on his face, running across his nose and between his eyes.

Smoak said it's difficult to be aware of obstacles, especially because Toronto's domed roof makes it hard to look away from flyballs.

''We're worried about each other and the ball at the same time,'' Smoak said. ''There's no chance either of us was thinking about the security guard.''

Manager John Gibbons said he saw Grichuk in the clubhouse following the game.

''He was laughing a bit, so that was a good sign,'' Gibbons said. ''He's a pretty boy, you don't want to hurt that face.''

Hernandez entered the game when Grichuk exited, and homered in the eighth.

Smoak connected off Mike Clevinger (11-8) in the first, his team-leading 24th.

Francisco Lindor hit a solo homer off Thomas Pannone (2-1) in the third, his career-best 34th and third of the series. Smoak answered with a two-out RBI single in the bottom half.

Brandon Barnes chased Pannone with a one-out homer in the Cleveland seventh, his first since 2015. Ryan Tepera came on and struck out the next two batters.

Michael Brantley singled off left-hander Jose Fernandez to begin the eighth but righty Jake Petricka came on and struck out Jose Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Yandy Diaz.

David Paulino got two outs in the ninth but put two runners on before Ken Giles came on and got Lindor to ground out, earning his 20th save in as many opportunities.

Making his third career start in place of right-hander Marcus Stroman (blister), Pannone allowed two runs and four hits in 6 1-3 innings against his former team.

A Double-A All-Star in the Indians organization last season, Pannone was dealt to Toronto for reliever Joe Smith on July 31, 2017.

''It was a great opportunity to go out there and face the team that traded me last season,'' Pannone said. ''It was definitely extra special.''

Indians manager Terry Francona said Pannone ''took the sting out of our bats.''

''He doesn't light up the radar gun,'' Francona said, ''It just seemed like he got past our barrels, had us reaching. A lot of popups.''

30-30

Cleveland's Jose Ramirez stole second base in the first, becoming the third 30-homer, 30-steal player in Indians history. Joe Carter did it in 1987 and Grady Sizemore in 2008. Ramirez is the first 30-30 player in the big leagues since 2012, when Ryan Braun and Mike Trout both reached the mark.

ROWDY'S RUN ENDS

Blue Jays rookie Rowdy Tellez went 0 for 4, his first hitless game since making his debut last week. Tellez set a Blue Jays record Saturday, becoming the first player in team history with eight hits in his first four games.

HOME IS WHERE THE HOMERS ARE

The Blue Jays have 103 home runs at home, second in the AL to the Yankees (127).

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: LHP Andrew Miller (left shoulder) is expected to be activated off the 10-day disabled Monday.

Blue Jays: Hernandez went to left field after Grichuk's injury, with Billy McKinney moving from left to right. ... Toronto activated INF Yangervis Solarte off the 10-day DL. Solarte suffered a strained right oblique in an Aug. 11 game against Tampa Bay.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (18-7, 2.75) starts the opener of a three-game series at Tampa Bay on Monday. The major league leader in wins, Kluber is 2-0 with a 0.66 ERA in his past two outings. The Rays have not named a starter.

Blue Jays: After an off day, LHP Ryan Borucki (3-4, 4.39) starts the opener of a three-game series at Boston on Tuesday night. Borucki is 1-0 in two starts against the Red Sox this season, allowing 11 runs in eight innings. LHP Chris Sale (12-4, 1.97) starts for Boston.

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  • W: T. Pannone (2-1)L: M. Clevinger (11-8)S: K. Giles (20)
  • HR: CLE - B. Barnes (1), F. Lindor (34), TOR - J. Smoak (24), T. Hernandez (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS51211012.285.359.531.8896.5
M. Brantley LF40200011.306.360.469.8291.5
J. Ramirez 3B40000013.282.395.574.9701.5
E. Encarnacion DH30000111.234.321.463.7840.5
Y. Diaz 1B40000013.314.351.443.794-0.5
B. Guyer RF30000100.202.292.364.6561.0
Y. Gomes C30000110.258.307.427.7330.5
B. Barnes CF31111112.400.5001.0001.5006.5
E. Gonzalez 2B40100010.285.318.398.7160.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. McKinney LF-RF40100012.348.418.6091.0261.5
    L. Gurriel SS32000123.286.318.427.7452.0
    J. Smoak 1B42231011.248.355.471.8269.5
    R. Grichuk RF20000021.247.303.488.791-1.0
    T. Hernandez LF21231000.244.303.480.78310.0
    J. Davis LF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    R. Tellez DH40000011.444.474.9441.418-0.5
    K. Pillar CF40000011.247.275.413.688-0.5
    Y. Solarte 2B30000010.232.285.394.680-0.5
    R. Urena 2B00000000.250.300.375.6750.0
    A. Diaz 3B30000020.258.293.452.745-1.0
    R. McGuire C21100100.333.429.500.9295.0
      BATTING
      • HR - F. Lindor (34), B. Barnes
      • RBI - F. Lindor (85), B. Barnes
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor (44), Y. Diaz (6), B. Barnes
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. McKinney (6), T. Hernandez (28)
      • HR - J. Smoak (24), T. Hernandez (20)
      • RBI - J. Smoak 3 (74), T. Hernandez 3 (55)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak (28)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Gurriel (24), K. Pillar (51)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Ramirez (30)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. McGuire
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Ramirez (11)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Clevinger (L, 11-8)6.04332913.161.1811.5
      J. Edwards1.12320118.102.10-0.5
      A. Cimber0.20000103.521.210.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Clevinger (L, 11-8)6.0
      J. Edwards1.1
      A. Cimber0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Pannone (W, 2-1)6.14223224.131.1320.0
      R. Tepera (H, 15)0.20000203.451.221.0
      J. Fernandez0.01000001.931.07-1.0
      J. Petricka (H, 1)1.00000304.381.544.5
      D. Paulino0.21001100.001.80-1.5
      K. Giles (S, 20)0.10000005.321.327.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Pannone (W, 2-1)6.1
      R. Tepera (H, 15)0.2
      J. Fernandez0.0
      J. Petricka (H, 1)1.0
      D. Paulino0.2
      K. Giles (S, 20)0.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 108-69, J. Edwards 22-18, A. Cimber 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 5-2, J. Edwards 3-2, A. Cimber 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 24, J. Edwards 7, A. Cimber 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Pannone 93-60, R. Tepera 10-8, J. Fernandez 4-2, J. Petricka 17-9, D. Paulino 19-10, K. Giles 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 7-4, D. Paulino 2-0, K. Giles 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Pannone 26, R. Tepera 2, J. Fernandez, J. Petricka 3, D. Paulino 4, K. Giles
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CLE81-62
      001000100261
      TOR65-78
      20100003X660
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS51211012.285.359.531.8896.5
      M. Brantley LF40200011.306.360.469.8291.5
      J. Ramirez 3B40000013.282.395.574.9701.5
      E. Encarnacion DH30000111.234.321.463.7840.5
      Y. Diaz 1B40000013.314.351.443.794-0.5
      B. Guyer RF30000100.202.292.364.6561.0
      Y. Gomes C30000110.258.307.427.7330.5
      B. Barnes CF31111112.400.5001.0001.5006.5
      E. Gonzalez 2B40100010.285.318.398.7160.5
      Total3326224812-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. McKinney LF-RF40100012.348.418.6091.0261.5
        L. Gurriel SS32000123.286.318.427.7452.0
        J. Smoak 1B42231011.248.355.471.8269.5
        R. Grichuk RF20000021.247.303.488.791-1.0
        T. Hernandez LF21231000.244.303.480.78310.0
        J. Davis LF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
        R. Tellez DH40000011.444.474.9441.418-0.5
        K. Pillar CF40000011.247.275.413.688-0.5
        Y. Solarte 2B30000010.232.285.394.680-0.5
        R. Urena 2B00000000.250.300.375.6750.0
        A. Diaz 3B30000020.258.293.452.745-1.0
        R. McGuire C21100100.333.429.500.9295.0
        Total3166622119-----
          BATTING
          • HR - F. Lindor (34), B. Barnes
          • RBI - F. Lindor (85), B. Barnes
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor (44), Y. Diaz (6), B. Barnes
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. McKinney (6), T. Hernandez (28)
          • HR - J. Smoak (24), T. Hernandez (20)
          • RBI - J. Smoak 3 (74), T. Hernandez 3 (55)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak (28)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Gurriel (24), K. Pillar (51)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Ramirez (30)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. McGuire
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Ramirez (11)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Clevinger (L, 11-8)6.04332913.161.1811.5
          J. Edwards1.12320118.102.10-0.5
          A. Cimber0.20000103.521.210.5
          Total8.06652112---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Clevinger (L, 11-8)6.0
          J. Edwards1.1
          A. Cimber0.2
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Pannone (W, 2-1)6.14223224.131.1320.0
          R. Tepera (H, 15)0.20000203.451.221.0
          J. Fernandez0.01000001.931.07-1.0
          J. Petricka (H, 1)1.00000304.381.544.5
          D. Paulino0.21001100.001.80-1.5
          K. Giles (S, 20)0.10000005.321.327.0
          Total9.0622482---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Pannone (W, 2-1)6.1
          R. Tepera (H, 15)0.2
          J. Fernandez0.0
          J. Petricka (H, 1)1.0
          D. Paulino0.2
          K. Giles (S, 20)0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 108-69, J. Edwards 22-18, A. Cimber 8-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 5-2, J. Edwards 3-2, A. Cimber 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 24, J. Edwards 7, A. Cimber 2
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Pannone 93-60, R. Tepera 10-8, J. Fernandez 4-2, J. Petricka 17-9, D. Paulino 19-10, K. Giles 8-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 7-4, D. Paulino 2-0, K. Giles 1-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Pannone 26, R. Tepera 2, J. Fernandez, J. Petricka 3, D. Paulino 4, K. Giles
          • 8TH INNING
            Hernandez homered to center, Gurriel and Smoak scored26
          • 7TH INNING
            Barnes homered to left23
          • 3RD INNING
            Smoak singled to shallow left, McGuire scored13
            Lindor homered to left center12
          • 1ST INNING
            Smoak homered to right, Gurriel scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Richard Urena at second base
            • Jonathan Davis in left field
            • David Paulino relieved Jake Petricka
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Guyer grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gomes struck out on foul tip
            • B. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barnes walked
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to center, Barnes to second
            • Ken Giles relieved David Paulino
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lindor grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jose Fernandez relieved Ryan Tepera
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brantley singled to shallow center
            • Jake Petricka relieved Jose Fernandez
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Diaz struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Edwards Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McKinney doubled to right center
            • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Gurriel reached on fielder's choice to second, McKinney out at third
            • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Smoak reached on fielder's choice to first, Gurriel to second on 3rd baseman Ramirez fielding error
            • T. Hernandez: Hernandez homered to center, Gurriel and Smoak scored
            • Adam Cimber relieved Jon Edwards
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pillar grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes popped out to first
            • B. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Barnes homered to left
            • Ryan Tepera relieved Thomas Pannone
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jon Edwards relieved Mike Clevinger
            • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
            • R. McGuire: Ball, Strike looking, McGuire flied out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion grounded out to third
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz fouled out to first
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Guyer flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez doubled to deep left
            • R. Tellez: Foul, Ball, Tellez grounded out to first, Hernandez to third
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pillar lined out to center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Lindor singled to shallow right
            • M. Brantley: Brantley popped out to shortstop
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • R. McGuire: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, McGuire reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McKinney grounded out to first, McGuire to second
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion popped out to first
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul
            • Guyer walked
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked, Guyer to second
            • B. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Barnes flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tellez grounded out to second
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • Y. Solarte: Solarte lined out to right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Gonzalez popped out to first
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor homered to left center
            • M. Brantley: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • R. McGuire: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McGuire walked
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike swinging, McGuire stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak singled to shallow left, McGuire scored
            • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Guyer popped out to second
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gomes popped out to first
            • B. Barnes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Barnes struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pillar popped out to first
            • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Solarte grounded out to first
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor flied out to shallow center
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley singled to left center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Brantley out at second
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez stole second, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, McKinney flied out to left
            • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gurriel walked
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak homered to right, Gurriel scored
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • R. Tellez: Tellez popped out to third
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)