Kelly, Marte HR as Diamondbacks finish sweep, beat Jays 8-2

TORONTO (AP) Arizona's biggest inning in almost two years gave left-hander Robbie Ray all the cushion he needed against the struggling Blue Jays.

Carson Kelly and Ketel Marte homered during an eight-run burst in the third inning, and the Diamondbacks beat Toronto 8-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Ray (5-3) struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings to stop a two-start losing streak as the Diamondbacks recorded their fifth sweep. Arizona has won six of eight following a five-game losing streak.

''This was huge, a three-game sweep,'' Ray said.

Eduardo Escobar had three hits and reached base five times for the Diamondbacks, who hadn't had a bigger inning since scoring nine times in the eighth against San Francisco on Aug. 27, 2017.

''We have a very potent offense,'' manager Torey Lovullo said.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays, who were swept for the seventh time. Toronto has lost four in a row and 14 of 17, falling a season-worst 19 games below .500 at 23-42. It's their worst position since being 20 games under on Aug. 23, 2002, when they were 53-73.

''We know if we play our A-game and play well we can beat the best teams in baseball, like the Yankees,'' Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''If we don't play our best we can lose to anybody. We can't show up with our B-game or C-game. It's not going to work.''

Ray allowed two runs and five hits and walked one. He became the second pitcher in Diamondbacks history to strike out 10 or more in three straight games against American League opponents. Hall of Famer Randy Johnson did it in the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Ray fanned 10 against Texas on April 10 and struck out 11 at Tampa Bay on May 8.

''He did a great job,'' Lovullo said.

Clayton Richard (0-2) allowed season worsts of seven hits and seven runs in 2 2/3 innings, the shortest of his four starts with Toronto.

Arizona did all its damage in the third, scoring seven times after there were two outs and none on.

''It's one of the characteristics that this team walks around with: they don't shut down,'' Lovullo said. ''They play hard, no matter what the circumstances are. Today was a perfect case of that. With two outs, we had a big inning.''

Marte started things off with a one-out homer, his 15th.

Escobar hit a two-out single and advanced on a wild pitch before walks to David Peralta and Christian Walker loaded the bases for Kevin Cron, who hit a two-run single. Pinch-hitter Jarrod Dyson loaded the bases again with an infield single before Tim Locastro chased Richard with a three-run triple.

Kelly homered on the first pitch he saw from Blue Jays left-hander Thomas Pannone. The two-run drive was his seventh.

''It was a mad swing,'' said Kelly, who had struck out to begin the inning. ''I didn't want to get out again.''

Gurriel Jr. homered in the first and Danny Jansen made it 2-0 with an RBI double in the second, but that was all for the Blue Jays. Toronto has scored two runs or fewer in four straight games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: SS Nick Ahmed (left foot) was replaced by Dyson in the third. Lovullo said Ahmed was injured Saturday and could return as soon as Monday. Dyson went to center field and Marte moved in from center to play shortstop. ... OF Adam Jones (right hamstring) was held out of the starting lineup for a fourth straight game. Jones ran on the field and shagged fly balls before the game. He last played Tuesday.

Blue Jays: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got the day off.

CENTURY MARK

Ray has 101 strikeouts this season. Last season, he didn't reach 100 until Aug. 11.

SKY IS FALLING

Toronto is 0-4 when the Rogers Centre roof is open.

SLIM PICKINGS

Montoyo said struggling RHP Edwin Jackson (0-4, 11.90) will make his next scheduled start, Wednesday at Baltimore.

''We don't have anybody else,'' Montoyo said.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Taylor Clarke (1-2, 4.43) starts the opener of a three-game series at Philadelphia. Clarke has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his four starts. RHP Jerad Eickhoff (3-3, 4.14) starts for the Phillies.

Blue Jays: RHP Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.73) starts Tuesday as the Blue Jays begin a three-game series at Baltimore. Thornton has not figured in the decision in four straight starts since his first career win, May 14 at San Francisco. The Orioles have not named a starter.

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  • W: R. Ray (5-3)L: C. Richard (0-2)
  • HR: ARI - K. Marte (15), C. Kelly (7), TOR - L. Gurriel (5)
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E. Sogard DH40000032.273.346.453.799-1.5
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R. Grichuk RF40000021.224.282.416.698-1.0
J. Smoak 1B40100011.237.374.449.8240.5
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C. Biggio 2B40000031.158.319.237.556-1.5
F. Galvis SS41100011.241.276.412.6881.5
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    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Escobar (15)
    • 3B - T. Locastro (2)
    • HR - K. Marte (15), C. Kelly (7)
    • RBI - K. Marte (45), K. Cron 2 (8), T. Locastro 3 (7), C. Kelly 2 (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Cron 2 (2), T. Locastro 3 (5), C. Kelly 2 (9)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte, I. Vargas, D. Peralta, C. Walker, K. Cron, J. Dyson 3 (3), T. Locastro
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Gurriel (9), T. Hernandez (6), D. Jansen (6)
    • HR - L. Gurriel (5)
    • RBI - L. Gurriel (14), D. Jansen (12)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Sogard, L. Gurriel, J. Smoak, T. Hernandez, D. Jansen, B. Drury
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Ray (W, 5-3)6.252211013.541.3525.0
    A. Bradley1.11000204.711.813.0
    Y. Lopez1.01000101.401.012.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Ray (W, 5-3)6.2
    A. Bradley1.1
    Y. Lopez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Richard (L, 0-2)2.27772217.041.76-14.0
    T. Pannone1.12112115.941.53-1.5
    D. Law2.01001105.891.584.5
    E. Luciano2.00002105.931.984.5
    J. Biagini1.00000203.141.014.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Richard (L, 0-2)2.2
    T. Pannone1.1
    D. Law2.0
    E. Luciano2.0
    J. Biagini1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Ray (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 107-66, A. Bradley 13-10, Y. Lopez 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 3-7, A. Bradley 2-0, Y. Lopez 2-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Ray 26, A. Bradley 5, Y. Lopez 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Richard
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 70-44, T. Pannone 34-17, D. Law 40-24, E. Luciano 35-19, J. Biagini 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 3-3, D. Law 2-3, E. Luciano 1-4
    • Batters Faced - C. Richard 17, T. Pannone 8, D. Law 8, E. Luciano 8, J. Biagini 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    K. Marte CF-SS51111002.268.320.513.8346.0
    I. Vargas 2B50100001.260.294.356.6491.0
    E. Escobar 3B31300200.289.349.563.9117.0
    D. Peralta LF41000115.301.350.514.8641.5
    C. Walker 1B31000202.256.329.485.8143.0
    K. Cron DH51120024.250.290.607.8973.0
    N. Ahmed SS10100000.268.323.407.7301.0
    a- J. Dyson PH-CF41100013.261.349.366.7151.5
    T. Locastro RF41130111.250.407.359.7677.5
    C. Kelly C31121121.254.333.500.8337.0
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    • a-singled for Ahmed in the 3rd
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Sogard DH40000032.273.346.453.799-1.5
    L. Gurriel LF41211011.263.320.537.8577.5
    R. Grichuk RF40000021.224.282.416.698-1.0
    J. Smoak 1B40100011.237.374.449.8240.5
    T. Hernandez CF40100011.197.261.333.5941.5
    C. Biggio 2B40000031.158.319.237.556-1.5
    F. Galvis SS41100011.241.276.412.6881.5
    D. Jansen C30210101.175.265.259.5245.0
    B. Drury 3B30000013.225.265.393.657-0.5
    C. Richard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Pannone P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    E. Luciano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Biagini P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total34272111312-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Escobar (15)
      • 3B - T. Locastro (2)
      • HR - K. Marte (15), C. Kelly (7)
      • RBI - K. Marte (45), K. Cron 2 (8), T. Locastro 3 (7), C. Kelly 2 (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Cron 2 (2), T. Locastro 3 (5), C. Kelly 2 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte, I. Vargas, D. Peralta, C. Walker, K. Cron, J. Dyson 3 (3), T. Locastro
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Gurriel (9), T. Hernandez (6), D. Jansen (6)
      • HR - L. Gurriel (5)
      • RBI - L. Gurriel (14), D. Jansen (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Sogard, L. Gurriel, J. Smoak, T. Hernandez, D. Jansen, B. Drury
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Ray (W, 5-3)6.252211013.541.3525.0
      A. Bradley1.11000204.711.813.0
      Y. Lopez1.01000101.401.012.5
      Total9.07221131---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Ray (W, 5-3)6.2
      A. Bradley1.1
      Y. Lopez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Richard (L, 0-2)2.27772217.041.76-14.0
      T. Pannone1.12112115.941.53-1.5
      D. Law2.01001105.891.584.5
      E. Luciano2.00002105.931.984.5
      J. Biagini1.00000203.141.014.0
      Total9.01088772---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Richard (L, 0-2)2.2
      T. Pannone1.1
      D. Law2.0
      E. Luciano2.0
      J. Biagini1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Ray (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 107-66, A. Bradley 13-10, Y. Lopez 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 3-7, A. Bradley 2-0, Y. Lopez 2-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Ray 26, A. Bradley 5, Y. Lopez 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Richard
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 70-44, T. Pannone 34-17, D. Law 40-24, E. Luciano 35-19, J. Biagini 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 3-3, D. Law 2-3, E. Luciano 1-4
      • Batters Faced - C. Richard 17, T. Pannone 8, D. Law 8, E. Luciano 8, J. Biagini 3
      • 3RD INNING
        Kelly homered to left, Locastro scored82
        Locastro tripled to shallow left, Walker, Cron and Dyson scored62
        Cron singled to left, Escobar and Peralta scored, Walker to second32
        Marte homered to left center12
      • 2ND INNING
        Jansen doubled to left, Galvis scored02
      • 1ST INNING
        Gurriel homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Joe Biagini relieved Elvis Luciano
        • K. Cron: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
        • T. Locastro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Locastro flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Yoan Lopez relieved Archie Bradley
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez doubled to right
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis grounded out to pitcher, Hernandez to third
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jansen grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • E. Luciano Pitching:
        • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vargas grounded out to first
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar walked
        • D. Peralta: Foul, Peralta popped out to shortstop
        • C. Walker: Ball, Walker flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Bradley Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard struck out looking
        • L. Gurriel: Gurriel doubled to deep center
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Elvis Luciano relieved Derek Law
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson flied out to right
        • T. Locastro: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Locastro walked
        • C. Kelly: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
        • K. Marte: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis grounded out to second
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen singled to shallow left
        • Archie Bradley relieved Robbie Ray
        • B. Drury: Drury grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Law Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Escobar singled to center
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta reached on fielder's choice to second, Escobar out at second
        • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Walker grounded out to pitcher, Peralta to second
        • K. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Cron fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Grichuk popped out to second
        • J. Smoak: Smoak flied out to center
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Hernandez flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Derek Law relieved Thomas Pannone
        • T. Locastro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Locastro struck out swinging
        • C. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kelly walked
        • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte flied out to center
        • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Ball, Vargas flied out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jansen walked
        • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Drury fouled out to catcher
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Sogard struck out swinging
        • L. Gurriel: Foul, Foul, Gurriel popped out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Vargas singled to left center
        • E. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Escobar walked, Vargas to second
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Peralta flied out to shallow left
        • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked, Vargas to third, Escobar to second
        • K. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez lined out to left
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Biggio grounded out to second
        • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
        • K. Marte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Marte homered to left center
        • I. Vargas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vargas grounded out to third
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Escobar singled to center
        • D. Peralta: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Escobar to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked
        • C. Walker: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker walked, Escobar to third, Peralta to second
        • K. Cron: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cron singled to left, Escobar and Peralta scored, Walker to second
        • Jarrod Dyson hit for Nick Ahmed
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dyson reached on an infield single to pitcher, Walker to third, Cron to second
        • T. Locastro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Locastro tripled to shallow left, Walker, Cron and Dyson scored
        • Thomas Pannone relieved Clayton Richard
        • C. Kelly: Kelly homered to left, Locastro scored
        • K. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (8 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Gurriel struck out on foul tip
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grichuk flied out to center
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Walker fouled out to catcher
        • K. Cron: Cron lined out to left
        • N. Ahmed: Ahmed singled to left center
        • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Locastro reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ahmed out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Galvis singled to left
        • D. Jansen: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Galvis to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Jansen doubled to left, Galvis scored
        • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sogard struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to shortstop
        • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Vargas fouled out to catcher
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Escobar doubled to deep left
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sogard grounded out to second
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel homered to left center
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Smoak singled to center
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)