Walker hammered, M’s fall to Toronto

Seattle took 2 of 3 from the Blue Jays

Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker bobbles the ball but manages to recover and force out Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins at first base, May 24, 2015, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker bobbles the ball but manages to recover and force out Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins at first base, May 24, 2015, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion and Ryan Goins homered, Aaron Sanchez won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep.

Sanchez (4-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings to help Toronto win for just the third time in 12 games.

Seattle’s Kyle Seager homered for the second straight game, a solo shot in the second, but the Mariners were unable to complete what would have been their first sweep in Toronto since May 2001.

Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker held the Blue Jays without a hit through the first four innings, but Toronto came alive with four runs in the fifth.

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