Nelson Cruz hits tiebreaking homer in seventh innings, Seattle Mariners unsettles Blue Jays 6-3
Toronto's Aledmys Diaz had three hits, including a home run. In the series, Diaz went 7-for-13 with three homers and five RBIs.
Kyle Seager hit two solo home runs for the Mariners, who avoided being swept by Toronto in the four-game series and snapped a five-game losing streak that equaled their worst of the season.
Seattle left-hander Zach Duke (4-4) got the victory by striking out the only batter he faced, ending the top of the seventh. Alex Colome pitched a scoreless eighth, and Edwin Diaz worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his major-league-leading 41st save.
The Mariners opened the scoring in the third. With one out, Andrew Romine walked, Denard Span grounded a single to right field and Jean Segura reached on an infield single to load the bases. An out later, Cruz grounded a ball between third and short that glanced off the end of shortstop Diaz's glove and into left field to make it 2-0.
Seager led off the bottom of the sixth with a homer to right-center field to make it 3-1.
Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision.
Seattle right-hander Mike Leake allowed three runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out five.
--Field Level Media
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