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Toronto 14, Seattle 4
When: 7:07 PM ET, Monday, September 22, 2014
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Temperature: Indoors
Umpires: Home - Cory Blaser, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - Doug Eddings
Attendance: 15548

Blue Jays 14, Mariners 4:
Danny Valencia had three RBIs and Jose Bautista homered among three hits as host Toronto handed Seattle its third straight damaging loss.

Edwin Encarnacion had a pair of RBIs and Steve Tolleson recorded three hits and drove in a run as the Blue Jays matched their best scoring output of the season. J.A. Happ (10-11) had no issues making the offensive onslaught hold up, yielding two runs and striking out five in seven innings to snap a personal three-game losing streak.

Toronto did the bulk of its damage against James Paxton (6-4), who entered with a 1.91 ERA in 15 career starts but was pounded for a career-high nine runs - eight earned - on seven hits and six walks in a career-low 2 2/3 innings. Kyle Seager and Chris Denorfia both homered and Robinson Cano doubled in a run as Seattle fell two games behind Kansas City in its bid for the second wild card in the American League.

Cano's RBI came in the top of the first inning but Paxton let up four runs in the bottom half, as Valencia tripled with the bases loaded and then came in on Tolleson's base hit to center. A bases-loaded walk to Bautista in the third ended the night for Paxton and Encarnacion capped a five-run outburst in that frame with a two-run single to make it 9-1.

Bautista led off the fifth with his 35th blast of the season before Seager's 25th made it 11-2 in the sixth. Kevin Pillar piled on with a two-run shot in the sixth and Anthony Gose got into the act with a solo homer in the seventh as the Blue Jays equaled 14-run efforts at Cincinnati on June 20 and at Boston on July 28.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bautista's homer was his 203rd with Toronto, tying him with Joe Carter for third on the franchise's all-time list. ... The Blue Jays are six games back in the wild-card race with six games to play. ... Seattle has been outscored 18-4 during its three-game skid.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Toronto
James Paxton Player J.A. Happ
Loss W/L Win
2.2 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 7
27.00 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Seattle   Toronto
Logan Morrison Player Jose Bautista
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.667 Avg 1.000
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 9 2 17 .250 13 5 4 1 0 1
Toronto 16 3 29 .421 12 7 12 6 0 1