Swanson hits tiebreaking HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 9-5

Swanson hits tiebreaking HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 9-5

Swanson hits tiebreaking HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 9-5

"I didn't have any fastball location, my changeups were up, the only decent pitch I was throwing was a curveball but I didn't throw too many of those".

Supported by a three-run homer from Freddie Freeman and three RBI from Nick Markakis, Colon pitched five innings for the win as the Atlanta Braves trounced the Blue Jays 10-6. The former posted an April ERA of 5.63, the second highest single month mark of his career, while the latter couldn't find the strike zone. The last two nights we haven't been able to shut down their offence and they have a good one. Atlanta, meanwhile, has won four of its last five games, is 18-8 in its last 26 games following a win, and has beaten a right-handed starter in four straight games. X-rays have been taken, but the Braves are waiting to confirm the diagnosis and will run further tests on Thursday. We took some good swings off him, we hung around, but they blew it open. "I guarantee you an outing like that will do a lot for him and his confidence going forward".

"It's nice to walk up to the plate with two doubles or two hits - whatever the case may be", said Travis, who finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

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Freeman hit his NL-leading 14th home run, matching Yankees slugger Aaron Judge for most in the majors.

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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Joe Biagini sits on the bench during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Atlanta. "But, shoot, Russell (Martin) would be a good one". "We haven't had a clunker in a while, and if we did, we haven't had many of them".

But all of that energy quickly deflated in the top of the seventh when Braves' short stop Dansby Swanson, greeted Toronto reliever Danny Barnes with a home run to centre, putting Atlanta ahead 6-5.

Two batters later, Atlanta knocked Bolsinger from the game on an RBI single from Adonis Garcia.

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Ian Krol replaced Colon in the bottom of the sixth.

Travis got the Blue Jays on the board in the bottom half of the fourth, doubling to left centre-field to score Kevin Pillar and Justin Smoak.

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So not only might Toronto strike for a crooked number, but the Braves will have that potential as well when they take on 29-year-old Mike Bolsinger, making his second start of the campaign.

Later in the inning, Jays' catcher Luke Maile threw out Freeman on an attempt to steal second.

Pillar went on to say that he was frustrated by the Jays' recent skid after the team seemed to turn fortunes in the right direction with a five-game winning streak. Tyler Flowers led off with a single and was forced at second on a grounder to third by Garcia.

"It's my job. Someone wakes up at 7 o'clock every morning and grinds for their family every day and gets home at 5, that's their job and this is mine", said Barney, who's hitting.288 with a home run, six runs batted in and nine runs in 32 games.

The Jays didn't help themselves defensively, either, committing three errors, plus the Carrera first-inning meandering in left field.

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