Blue Jays notebook: Toronto falls to Cubs in extra innings

Ross Houston
August 21, 2017

Don Cherry was a special guest at Saturday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Donaldson played a total of three innings at shortstop in the first two games of the series.

Over the course of his 25 starts ad 139.2 innings of work this season, Estrada is now sporting a disappointing 5.09 ERA alongside a 5-8 record.

Blue Jays' closer Robert Osuna struck out two Cubs batters and registered a ground out in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday afternoon. He fanned Kyle Schwarber to lead off the inning and Javier Baez three batters later, but each reached after wild pitches on the third strike.

Arrieta (13-8) allowed one run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings to win his third straight start.

Earlier in the day, Cherry took some time to speak with Sportsnet's Arash Madani about the Blue Jays.

The loss drops Toronto's record to 59-65 on the year.

The Toronto Blue Jays have interest in re-signing Marco Estrada this offseason or even a contract extension before he becomes a free agent. The Cubs are now 2 1/2 games ahead of the Cardinals.

Montero finished the series against his former team 4 for 10 at the plate. After Bautista flied out to begin the sixth, Montero drove Hendricks' next pitch over the wall in left-center. For his major league career as a whole, he has amassed a 4.02 ERA over the course of 242 regular-season appearances, 153 starts and 1,037.2 innings of work in all.

The move allowed Blue Jays manager John Gibbons to insert Ezequiel Carrera into the lineup in right field.

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