TORONTO -- Ryan Goins hit a homer and drove in two runs, Marco Estrada pitched five effective innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Monday night.
Mark Trumbo homered for the Orioles (71-73), who have lost five in a row, while the Blue Jays (67-77) have won three straight.
Estrada (8-8) allowed four hits, no walks and two runs. His seven strikeouts gave him a career-best 166 for the season.
Dominic Leone, the fifth Toronto reliever of the night, pitched around a leadoff single in the ninth to earn his first save of the season.
Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez (5-10) gave up six hits, two walks and three runs while striking out five in five innings.
The Blue Jays took a 4-2 lead by scoring a run in the sixth inning against reliever Miguel Castro, who hit Miguel Montero with a pitch to start the inning. Teoscar Hernandez hit an infield single to third, and Goins moved the runners up a base with a groundout to second.
Darwin Barney beat out an infield hit on a slow grounder along the first base line that was fielded by Chris Davis. The first baseman threw to second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who could not get his foot on the bag as Montero scored.
Toronto's Danny Barnes, who pitched a perfect top of the sixth, was replaced by Matt Dermody after walking Trey Mancini to lead off the seventh.
After Davis struck out, Tom Koehler replaced Dermody and retired Trumbo on a groundout to third that moved Mancini to second. Caleb Joseph singled to score Mancini, cutting Toronto's lead to 4-3.
Carlos Ramirez pitched a perfect eighth for Toronto.
The Blue Jays scored twice in the second inning.
Hernandez doubled when Trumbo lost the ball in the twilight, and Hernandez continued to third on the right fielder's error. He scored on a groundout to second by Goins.
Barney doubled and continued to third on an error by center fielder Adam Jones. Barney scored on a double by Richard Urena.
Jimenez had not allowed a run at the Rogers Centre in his previous two starts there, a total of 14 2/3 innings.
The Orioles scored in the fourth on a double by Manny Machado and a single by Jones.
Goins hit his seventh homer of the season in the fourth to give the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead.
Trumbo hit his 23rd homer of the season to lead off the fifth to reduce the margin to 3-2.
NOTES: Toronto 3B Josh Donaldson (illness) returned to the lineup Monday as the DH after missing the previous three games. He went 0-for-2 with two walks. Kendrys Morales started at first base. ... Blue Jays OF/INF Steve Pearce (lower back stiffness) has improved but was again out of the lineup Monday. He missed all but one inning of the past three games. ... Toronto RHP Roberto Osuna left the team to go to Mexico for the birth of his child. ... Baltimore OF Craig Gentry (broken right finger) has been cleared to pinch-run but not to field or hit. He is expected to be reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday. ... Orioles C Welington Castillo left the game in the second inning after being hit by a foul tip in the first inning. C Caleb Joseph replaced him. ... Toronto RHP Joe Biagini (3-10, 5.29 ERA) will oppose Baltimore RHP Dylan Bundy (13-9, 4.12) on Tuesday.
Sacha Guitry's La poison is a bitter pill of a black comedy about a marital relationship that has not just soured, but become positively toxic. The great, shambling French star Michel Simon (Paul Braconnier), whose hangdog mug would be fascinating ...
Iraq's supreme court has approved a request by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to suspend an independence referendum that the country's Kurdistan region planned to hold later this month.The court said ...