Blue Jays blow it in the ninth, lose to Royals

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Morales, who hit.254 with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs in the 2015 playoffs, said winning the World Series was the best moment during his tenure as a Royal.

Coming off four consecutive rough outings, Estrada was in control Saturday and didn't allow a hit until the third, when Escobar lifted a tall fly ball with a hit probability of 14 per cent into right-centre field.

Blue Jays ninth. Ian Parmley strikes out swinging. Nor will the stench of a Blue Jays loss so ugly it nearly defies description. Alcides Escobar singled home Salvador Perez with the first run of the inning and Alex Gordon singled home Brandon Moss, who had walked, with the second run.

Blue Jays RHP Marco Estrada and Royals LHP Jason Vargas, both Long Beach State alums, are scheduled to start Saturday. He gave up eight hits and the two earned runs in seven innings while striking out two in earning his Major League leading 11th win. But, to be honest, I just don't know. The Royals will look to level their mark at the Blue Jays' expense on Friday when the clubs open a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. "I feel like I'm not myself right now". Yuck. Vargas on the other hand has been money against teams with a losing record, and until Estrada can show met hat he's turned things around, I have to go with Kansas City and the low line.

But after that, Junis was back to shutting the Jays down. Fielding error by Ryan Goins.

Happ needed 21 pitches to get through the first as Merrifield and Bonifacio fouled off pitch after pitch, but got through the next four innings on a total of 46 pitches. Lorenzo Cain raced around for a double, then scored when Perez hit an RBI single that dropped in just in front of Smith.

Toronto took a 2-1 lead into the ninth and extended it when Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak hit RBI singles off Joakim Soria (4-2). "I don't think we pay attention to come-from-behind or whether we get out to a lead earlier or whatever". It was even double-take worthy, at least how ex-Royals Morales (hit by a pitch) lumbered around the bases - you can time the guy with an hourglass rather than a stopwatch - all the way from first on a Troy Tulowitzki double through the gap in the fourth.

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