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Travis hits tiebreaking homer, Jays sweep Reds with 5-4 win

01 June 2017

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales (8) celebrates his two-run home run as Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (39) looks on during eighth inning MLB interleague baseball action in Toronto on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Toronto's 23 hits were a season-best.

"We had a huge night", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

It is the first time the Reds have allowed 23 hits in a game since giving up 25 on May 1, 1985, against the Atlanta Braves at Riverfront Stadium.

When it was all over, the Blue Jays (24-27) almost doubled their season high for runs scored and finished with 23 hits, good for the third-most in franchise history. And the ball did not slow down until reaching the 500 level in the upper reaches of the stadium.

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"We had a huge night". Danny Valencia had three hits and Kyle Seager had a key double to help Gaviglio (1-1) get the milestone in his fourth appearance and third start. "It was one of those nights where everybody did something good". It was Votto's 14th of the season and came after another first-inning blast the night before.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Blue Jays are the favorite at home today, as they are getting odds of -150 to win, while the Reds are listed with odds of +135 to prevail.

The Reds opened the scoring with a run in the first inning and Adam Duvall hit a solo shot in the sixth inning off Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman, who picked up his team-leading sixth win of the year. The former Blue Jays minor-leaguer struck out three and hit two batters. He has not lost since April 18.

"It's wonderful", starting and winning Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman said. "They've been playing good while we were all out". We have a pretty talented team, now it's just about staying healthy. "I'm excited about the next stretch". "You got to have the distance if you're going to ask the question". "He was behind a lot".

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Anyways, moving on, the Blue Jays still have aways to go after a constant struggle with the health of Aaron Sanchez, not to mention the likes of Anthony Alford who was just recalled, and lefty J.A. Happ who could potentially be the next one up in just days to come which would bump Joe Biagini back into his role at the back of the bullpen. "It was an inside fastball that I hit off my wrists more than the fat of the bat". "I didn't feel held back in any way". "It just kind of felt like that's how it went".

Bautista followed with his 10th homer of the season and two outs later Martin hit his fifth.

Donaldson tied the game with his third home run of the season after Kevin Pillar was hit by a pitch to lead off the fourth. He went 3 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs.

Bonilla was replaced by Stephenson, who allowed the fourth career grand slam and the second home run of the season by Tulowitzki on an 0-1 pitch. And I got out of a couple of jams.

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That one was long gone, 435 feet away and into territory made famous by the likes of Jose Canseco and Manny Ramirez. It scored Ezequiel Carrera, who singled and took third on a single by Jose Bautista. Barnhart singled with one out and pinch runner Patrick Kivlehan reached third on an error by shortstop Goins on a grounder by Peraza, who stole second base. "Hopefully, we can catch some momentum offensively and take it over into tomorrow and keep it going".

Travis hits tiebreaking homer, Jays sweep Reds with 5-4 win