Guerrero, Grichuk power Blue Jays to 7-3 win over Mariners

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have found home runs are better when they happen together.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk hit back-to-back homers, Jacob Waguespack won his third straight decision and the Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Friday night.

Derek Fisher and Danny Jansen also went deep for the Blue Jays, who have hit 110 home runs since June 16. The New York Yankees have a major league-leading 112 homers in the same span.

''Up and down through our lineup, anybody can put the ball out of the park,'' an appreciative Waguespack said. ''We have some scrappy hitters and they'll make you work in the box.''

Toronto has won five of seven and 12 of 18. The Mariners have lost five of eight and 10 of 13.

Waguespack (4-1) allowed two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings, winning for the third time in three starts. The right-hander threw a career-high 102 pitches.

''He's pitching inside and he locates his fastball for strikes and he's keeping hitters off balance,'' Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''He's got three pitches that he commands and that's pretty good.''

Guerrero Jr. and Grichuk connected off left-hander Wade LeBlanc (6-7) four pitches apart in the third inning. Guerrero's homer was his 14th. Grichuk hit his 23rd.

The Blue Jays have hit back-to-back homers 12 times this season, breaking the team record set in 1999.

Fisher homered off LeBlanc in the second inning as the Blue Jays overcame a two-run deficit with the first of consecutive three-run innings. Jansen made it four homers off LeBlanc, leading off the seventh inning with his 12th of the season.

The four home runs allowed matched LeBlanc's career-worst. He also allowed four homers against Minnesota on May 18.

''You can't give up four of them and think you're going to come out on the right end,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said.

LeBlanc has lost four straight decisions. He allowed seven runs and matched a career-worst by giving up 11 hits in seven innings.

''I haven't had a feel for anything this year,'' LeBlanc said. ''It's frustrating to not have it because your team needs it.''

Matt Wisler opened for Seattle with a scoreless first, and the Mariners jumped ahead on a two-out, two-run single by Tim Lopes in the second.

Toronto turned the deficit around in the bottom half when Brandon Drury hit an RBI single and Fisher followed with his fourth home run.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma Monday. Hernandez pitched four shutout innings for Class A Everett on Aug. 14, striking out eight and allowing just one hit. Hernandez went 1-4 with a 6.52 ERA in eight starts for Seattle in April and May, but hasn't pitched in the majors since May 11 at Boston, when he allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings.

ROSTER REPORT

Blue Jays: Toronto claimed C Beau Taylor on waiver from Oakland and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

0-FOR-BO

Blue Jays rookie shortstop Bo Bichette went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and failed to reach base for the first time as a big leaguer. Bichette had reached safely in each of his first 17 games following his July 29 debut.

YOU AGAIN?

Wisler also opened for Seattle in Thursday's game at Detroit.

STREAK SNAPPED

Seattle struck out seven times, snapping a streak of 24 games with at least eight strikeouts. Only Houston (28 games in 2013) has had a longer streak.

GLOVE AFFAIR

A fan in the front row dropped his glove over the rail while trying to catch Fisher's homer to right. The glove fell into the Mariners' bullpen, where someone tossed it back up to its owner.

FOAM DOME

A fan in left field used the free giveaway baseball cap handed out Friday to catch Guerrero's homer. After making the catch, he celebrated by downing the can of beer he'd held on to throughout.

MEJIA SUSPENDED

Mariners minor league LHP Eliezer Mejia was suspended 72 games Friday for testing positive for the steroid stanozolol. Mejia, 18, was playing in the Dominican Summer League. His suspension will carry into next season.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Reggie McClain (0-0, 4.50) is expected to open for Seattle on Saturday.

Blue Jays: RHP Trent Thornton (4-8, 5.34) starts for Toronto on Saturday, his first career appearance against Seattle. Thornton was a hard-luck loser against the Yankees on Aug. 11, allowing one run in six innings. He's 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA in three starts this month.

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  • W: J. Waguespack (4-1)L: W. LeBlanc (6-7)
  • HR: TOR - R. Grichuk (23), D. Fisher (4), D. Jansen (12), V. Guerrero (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Smith CF40110030.238.305.353.6580.5
J. Crawford SS30100110.242.325.399.7241.5
O. Narvaez C40100002.290.364.470.8341.0
K. Seager 3B41100011.242.314.464.7781.5
A. Nola 1B30100121.304.355.491.8462.0
D. Vogelbach DH31000102.222.349.482.8312.0
T. Lopes LF30120002.250.313.393.7052.0
D. Gordon 2B31100000.278.305.370.6744.0
D. Moore RF30000001.202.302.369.6710.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Bichette SS40000020.346.400.6541.054-1.0
    C. Biggio 2B41200010.212.339.381.7212.5
    V. Guerrero 3B41221010.275.345.465.8117.5
    R. Grichuk RF31111102.242.298.454.7527.0
    J. Smoak 1B41100003.212.351.413.7643.0
    T. Hernandez CF40200011.226.301.455.7562.5
    B. Drury DH41110002.228.269.407.6763.0
    D. Fisher LF31121000.207.296.391.6877.0
    D. Jansen C31111000.217.286.386.6736.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Nola (7)
      • 3B - D. Gordon (4)
      • RBI - M. Smith (31), T. Lopes 2 (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Narvaez 2 (2), T. Lopes
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Smoak (11), T. Hernandez (13)
      • HR - V. Guerrero (14), R. Grichuk (23), D. Fisher (4), D. Jansen (12)
      • RBI - V. Guerrero 2 (54), R. Grichuk (58), B. Drury (39), D. Fisher 2 (11), D. Jansen (42)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Drury (21), D. Fisher 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Drury 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - T. Lopes
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Crawford-Gordon-Nola; Seager-Gordon-Nola)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - T. Hernandez (7)
      • DP - 2 (Biggio-Guerrero-Smoak; Bichette-Biggio-Smoak)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Wisler1.00000204.251.304.0
      W. LeBlanc (L, 6-7)7.011771345.401.39-1.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Wisler1.0
      W. LeBlanc (L, 6-7)7.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Waguespack (W, 4-1)5.15221504.201.3116.5
      T. Mayza1.00001004.111.262.0
      J. Shafer1.12110002.281.520.0
      B. Boshers0.10001008.101.95-1.0
      K. Giles1.00000201.851.084.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Waguespack (W, 4-1)5.1
      T. Mayza1.0
      J. Shafer1.1
      B. Boshers0.1
      K. Giles1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Wisler 12-10, W. LeBlanc 96-64
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 8-8
      • Batters Faced - M. Wisler 3, W. LeBlanc 31
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Waguespack (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Waguespack 102-75, T. Mayza 12-5, J. Shafer 17-12, B. Boshers 10-5, K. Giles 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Waguespack 5-5, T. Mayza 2-0, J. Shafer 1-1, B. Boshers 1-0, K. Giles 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Waguespack 21, T. Mayza 3, J. Shafer 4, B. Boshers 2, K. Giles 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Smith CF40110030.238.305.353.6580.5
      J. Crawford SS30100110.242.325.399.7241.5
      O. Narvaez C40100002.290.364.470.8341.0
      K. Seager 3B41100011.242.314.464.7781.5
      A. Nola 1B30100121.304.355.491.8462.0
      D. Vogelbach DH31000102.222.349.482.8312.0
      T. Lopes LF30120002.250.313.393.7052.0
      D. Gordon 2B31100000.278.305.370.6744.0
      D. Moore RF30000001.202.302.369.6710.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Bichette SS40000020.346.400.6541.054-1.0
        C. Biggio 2B41200010.212.339.381.7212.5
        V. Guerrero 3B41221010.275.345.465.8117.5
        R. Grichuk RF31111102.242.298.454.7527.0
        J. Smoak 1B41100003.212.351.413.7643.0
        T. Hernandez CF40200011.226.301.455.7562.5
        B. Drury DH41110002.228.269.407.6763.0
        D. Fisher LF31121000.207.296.391.6877.0
        D. Jansen C31111000.217.286.386.6736.0
        Total3371174158-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Nola (7)
          • 3B - D. Gordon (4)
          • RBI - M. Smith (31), T. Lopes 2 (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Narvaez 2 (2), T. Lopes
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Smoak (11), T. Hernandez (13)
          • HR - V. Guerrero (14), R. Grichuk (23), D. Fisher (4), D. Jansen (12)
          • RBI - V. Guerrero 2 (54), R. Grichuk (58), B. Drury (39), D. Fisher 2 (11), D. Jansen (42)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Drury (21), D. Fisher 2 (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Drury 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - T. Lopes
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Crawford-Gordon-Nola; Seager-Gordon-Nola)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - T. Hernandez (7)
          • DP - 2 (Biggio-Guerrero-Smoak; Bichette-Biggio-Smoak)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Wisler1.00000204.251.304.0
          W. LeBlanc (L, 6-7)7.011771345.401.39-1.5
          Total8.01177154---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Wisler1.0
          W. LeBlanc (L, 6-7)7.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Waguespack (W, 4-1)5.15221504.201.3116.5
          T. Mayza1.00001004.111.262.0
          J. Shafer1.12110002.281.520.0
          B. Boshers0.10001008.101.95-1.0
          K. Giles1.00000201.851.084.0
          Total9.0733370---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Waguespack (W, 4-1)5.1
          T. Mayza1.0
          J. Shafer1.1
          B. Boshers0.1
          K. Giles1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Wisler 12-10, W. LeBlanc 96-64
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 8-8
          • Batters Faced - M. Wisler 3, W. LeBlanc 31
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Waguespack (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Waguespack 102-75, T. Mayza 12-5, J. Shafer 17-12, B. Boshers 10-5, K. Giles 12-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Waguespack 5-5, T. Mayza 2-0, J. Shafer 1-1, B. Boshers 1-0, K. Giles 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Waguespack 21, T. Mayza 3, J. Shafer 4, B. Boshers 2, K. Giles 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Smith singled to center, Gordon scored, Smith out at second37
          • 7TH INNING
            Jansen homered to left27
          • 3RD INNING
            Grichuk homered to left center26
            Guerrero homered to left, Biggio scored25
          • 2ND INNING
            Fisher homered to right center, Drury scored23
            Drury singled to left, Smoak scored21
            Lopes singled to right center, Seager and Vogelbach scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Ken Giles relieved Buddy Boshers
            • K. Seager: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
            • A. Nola: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nola struck out swinging
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Vogelbach grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Shafer Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gordon tripled to right
            • D. Moore: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Moore popped out to shortstop
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith singled to center, Gordon scored, Smith out at second
            • Buddy Boshers relieved Justin Shafer
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Narvaez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grichuk walked
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Smoak grounded into double play third to second to first, Grichuk out at second
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to left
            • B. Drury: Ball, Foul, Ball, Drury grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Mayza Pitching:
            • A. Nola: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nola walked
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Vogelbach reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Nola out at second
            • Justin Shafer relieved Tim Mayza
            • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Lopes grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Vogelbach out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Foul, Ball, Ball, Jansen homered to left
            • B. Bichette: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Guerrero grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Waguespack Pitching:
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Crawford grounded out to first
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Narvaez singled to center
            • Tim Mayza relieved Jacob Waguespack
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Seager grounded into double play second to third to first, Narvaez out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Hernandez flied out to deep center
            • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Ball, Drury popped out to first
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Fisher grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Waguespack Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Gordon lined out to center
            • D. Moore: Ball, Ball, Foul, Moore flied out to left
            • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • C. Biggio: Ball, Strike swinging, Biggio singled to right
            • V. Guerrero: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Guerrero reached on an infield single to shortstop, Biggio to second
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk flied out to deep left
            • J. Smoak: Smoak grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Guerrero out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Waguespack Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Seager grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Nola: Ball, Nola doubled to deep left
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Vogelbach grounded out to second, Nola to third
            • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lopes grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Fisher grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jansen flied out to left
            • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Ball, Bichette grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Waguespack Pitching:
            • D. Moore: Strike looking, Strike looking, Moore popped out to shortstop
            • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford singled to right
            • O. Narvaez: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Narvaez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bichette flied out to deep right
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Biggio singled to right
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Guerrero homered to left, Biggio scored
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Grichuk homered to left center
            • J. Smoak: Smoak flied out to left
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez doubled to right
            • B. Drury: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Drury popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Waguespack Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager singled to left
            • A. Nola: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nola struck out swinging
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach walked, Seager to second
            • T. Lopes: Foul, Ball, Seager to third, Vogelbach to second on wild pitch, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lopes singled to right center, Seager and Vogelbach scored
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Lopes caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Strike (foul tip), Gordon flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Wade LeBlanc relieved Matt Wisler
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk grounded out to third
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smoak doubled to deep right center
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
            • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Drury singled to left, Smoak scored
            • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Fisher homered to right center, Drury scored
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen lined out to left
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Waguespack Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Smith struck out on foul tip
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Narvaez flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Wisler Pitching:
            • B. Bichette: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Biggio lined out to left
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Guerrero struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)