Justin Smoak hit a pinch-hit, go-ahead grand slam in the 9th as the Blue Jays came from behind to defeat the Marlins 6-5
- The Marlins took the lead in the bottom of the 4th as Derek Dietrich singled home Brian Anderson
- Two batters later JT Riddle singled, scoring Dietrich
- A batter later, Starlin Castro scored on a ground out by Austin Dean
- The Marlins added a run in the bottom of the 5th as JT Realmoto singled home Anderson
- Two batters later, Castro singled, scoring Realmoto
- Aaron Sanchez pitching line: 4.2IP 8H 5R (all earned) 3BB 2K 82 pitches (48 for strikes)
- The Blue Jays got one back in the top of the 6th as Curtis Granderson scored on a sac fly by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
- Dan Straily pitching line: 8IP 4H 1R (earned) 1BB 4K 104 pitches (72 for strikes)
- The Blue Jays got on back in the top of the 9th as Kendrys Morales scored on a bases loaded walk by Devon Travis
- The next batter, Justin Smoak hit a grand slam to right; also scoring Travis, Randal Grichuk and Danny Jansen
- Ken Giles came in and pitched the 9th for his 19th save of the season
- Final score: Blue Jays 6 Marlins 5
- Aaron Sanchez had another rough outing, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. It was the 4th and 5th innings where Sanchez really got into trouble. He allowed 4 hits in each of those 2 innings. Three of those hits came around to score in the 4th and a pair scored in the 5th. To me, Sanchez needs to work on his command and that may come with time/bullpen work.
- Better late than never. The offence scored one run on 4 hits and a walk in the first 8 innings off starter Dan Straily. Once he was removed for a pinch hitter, the bats woke up and put up 5 runs, 4 of which came on a grand slam by Justin Smoak.
- Brian McKinney had a nice day at the plate with three hits.
- It was nice to see a comeback on a day when the Blue Jays said goodbye to former all-star and MVP Josh Donaldson, who was traded to Cleveland mid-game.
- Up next, the Blue Jays look for the series win as Marco Estrada tries to pitch through a back injury against Marlins lefty Wei-Yin Chen