Duda, Ramos homer as Rays snap offensive funk, beat Jays 6-4

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

Estrada is scheduled to take the mound for Toronto in Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays and doesn't appear to be scratched from the start.

He might have amended that to: Not going anywhere except back to the drawing board.

Estrada (5-8) snapped a streak of four strong starts, allowing six runs on 10 hits through 4 1/3 innings.

The Rays are starting rookie RHP Jake Faria, who is coming off an odd outing vs. the Indians where he zipped through the first four innings without allowiing a baserunner but gave up five runs in the fifth.

From early June through late July, Estrada struggled. "We're all aware of what we've gone through over the last 10 games". That's what made his performance against Tampa so frustrating.

Estrada is 5-7 on the season with a 4.85 ERA. They reportedly did so to block any other teams from making a deal. He has pitched to 4.85 ERA in 24 starts this year.

"It's one of those things, I'm upset at myself for letting it get to me", Estrada said.

Josh Donaldson hit a third tour in as many days in addition to reaching the plateau of 500 rbi in his career, but the Toronto Blue Jays have nevertheless lost. Donaldson has gone deep nine times in 17 games.

Trailing, 2-1, the Rays got a rally going with men on first and second and nobody out.

Rays left fielder Corey Dickerson steals second base as the ball gets past Blue Jays second baseman Rob Refsnyder during fourth inning.

Donaldson cut the deficit to 6-4 with his 18th homer of the year, a three-run shot off Snell in the fifth that sparked thunderous cheers from the 33,718 in attendance. That seemed to throw Estrada off. He has 74 strikeouts with 27 walks and a 1.17 WHIP. The can also pull him back and not trade him. "I know everybody's trying hard". (But) when some of those plays aren't made it's hard to let it go sometimes.

"I thought his stuff was really good", Cash said. But today it obviously affected me and I walked the next two guys. "That's all I'm upset about, the way I handled it after".

Left-hander Tim Mayza made his Major League Baseball debut when he was brought in to pitch the ninth with the Jays trailing 6-4. Just one problem: Goins had actually caught the ball on a bounce.

"It was pretty much everything I dreamed of", Mayza said of his debut and having his parents and family in the stands.

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