Published: Wed, May 10, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Toronto Blue Jays vs

Toronto Blue Jays vs

Unfortunately for the Tribe, his new teammates didn't contribute much to his homecoming as Toronto beat the Indians, 4-2, at Rogers Centre. As of game time Monday, he is hitting just.217/.349/.377 with five home runs and 39 strikeouts in 130 plate appearances (30 percent).

After Kevin Pillar hit a one-out double to left, he was brought home by Russell Martin on a single to left off Cobb, who gave up only four hits over eight innings.

Danny Barnes replaced Stroman and pitched a ideal seventh inning.

Overall, it had to be a hard return for Encarnacion, who rather forthrightly admitted prior to the game that for the longest time he had hoped to return to the home dugout at the Rogers Centre. For Toronto he hit 289 home runs and 679 RBI. It came with two out as Bauer made a good pitch inside, but Goins made a better swing. The Jays would take game one of the series with a 4-2 victory. "They didn't give it to me", Encarnacion said with a laugh. I don't know what they did with it. But Pillar did his best Superman impression, diving with his back to the infield and going full extension to make the catch.

"I can say that they're not the fastest guys around, but they are good base-runners", Rivera said. Marcus Stroman bounced back nicely from his tough outing in NY, while Ryan Goins and Justin Smoak would come through for the offense. He started three games, pitching 15 innings, but was roughed up in his last outing against the Yankees, giving up seven earned runs in four innings pitched. Stroman left his previous start after three innings with right shoulder tightness.

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Bauer survived six innings, but the damage was done, especially given the Indians' recent inability to produce proficient offense. He struck out six and walked three. Toronto did not wait for its clean-up hitter and instead moved on by signing Kendrys Morales to a three-year, $33 million deal.

The Indians finally broke through against Toronto in the eighth, but it took some doing.

On Monday night, Cleveland Indians designated hitter/first baseman Edwin Encarnacion played in his first game in Toronto since leaving the Blue Jays in free agency to sign with the reigning American League champions. Lindor was eventually tagged but was awarded second base after it was ruled Travis obstructed him as he tried to run back to first.

Travis was charged with an error on the play. He has given up one home run with the bases empty; he has given up five home runs with runners on. Stroman threw 94 pitches, 58 (62 percent) for strikes. Back in 2015, the first year Josh Donaldson joined the Jays' heart-of-the-lineup duo of Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, over the first 33 games, the team was 14-3 in games in which they scored five or more.

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