Phillips: Jays likely to pull Estrada off waivers

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez left and Jon Jay celebrate the Cubs' 15-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds after a baseball game Monday Aug. 14 2017 in Chicago

Blake Snell finally got his first win of the season, improving to 1-6 this season after giving up all four runs on seven hits while striking out four over six innings of work. In the fourth, catcher Ramos slugged another 77 miles per hour change up over the wall, this time to left.

Steve Cishek and Tommy Hunter each worked inning before Alex Colome finished for his 35th save in 40 chances.

Josh Donaldson's two-run homer - his second in as many days - in the first inning was all the offense the Blue Jays needed to send sputtering Tampa Bay to its fourth consecutive loss. A discombobulated Estrada then walked in two Rays runs.

"The Blue Jays' stated goal this season was to win in 2017, when things started to go wrong and they approached the deadline, then the thought was, if not to win 2017, then what helps us win in 2018".

While he had been especially good over his last four starts, Estrada wasn't at his best on Tuesday night against the Royals, allowing ten hits and six earned runs over 4.1 innings. I'm trying hard. Everybody knows that team has given me a hard time and when some of those plays aren't made, it's hard to let it go sometimes.

Estrada's troubles began when Tampa Bay baserunner Logan Morrison was initially called out on a force out at second base by Blue Jays shortstop Darwin Barney.

As bad as it all was, Estrada was also perturbed with his reaction to a couple of defensive miscues Toronto made in the two-run top of the fifth inning that started with Tampa Bay holding a 4-1 lead.

All four of Duda's home runs with the Rays have come with his team trailing. The suspect was the New York Yankees, at least on the Blue Jays' broadcasts tonight, but that has not been confirmed by either club.

Asked before the game about a report that Estrada had been claimed on waivers, Gibbons said "There's a leak?"

Rays: OF Kevin Kiermaier (right hip) started in CF and played five innings in a rehab game at Class-A Charlotte.

Blue Jays: C Miguel Montero (right groin) went 0 for 3 in his first rehab game at Triple-A Buffalo. Faria is winless in three outings. He is starting at second base and hitting leadoff against right-hander Marcus Stroman.

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