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UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were without Jose Bautista on Monday due to a sore hamstring that forced him from Sunday's game in Cincinnati. That didn't stop the Jays from hammering the New York Yankees, one week after getting swept in the Bronx.
Adam Lind smacked a three-run homer and had four RBIs as the Jays rocked the Yanks 8-3. Lind's round-tripper capped a six-run second that put Toronto ahead 7-0.
Marcus Stroman stifled the Bombers, holding them to a run and three hits while striking out seven in eight innings. He outpitched Chase Whitley, who was rocked for eight runs and 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings.
The outcome gives the Blue Jays a 1 1/2-game lead over second-place Baltimore in the American League East. The Yankees dropped to third place, 2 ½ games back.
The Orioles kept pace with Toronto by getting production from slumping Chris Davis. The Baltimore first baseman ripped a walkoff, three-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the ninth to complete a 6-4 comeback against the Chicago White Sox. Davis was benched for the start of the game after going just 4-for-36 in his previous nine games.
Andrew Jones and Caleb Joseph also homered to help the Birds withstand Jose Abreu's (uh-BRAY'-ooz) solo homer and three RBIs.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Jarrod Dyson was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases in the Royals' 5-3 win over the Dodgers in Kansas City. Salvador Perez homered to back Jeremy Guthrie, who allowed two runs and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings.
— Pedro Alvarez clubbed a three-run homer and Edinson Volquez (VOHL'-kehz) allowed five hits in a season-high eight innings to lead Pittsburgh's 8-1 pounding of Tampa Bay. Andrew McCutchen had three hits, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole two bases for the Pirates.
— Seattle crushed Boston 12-3 as Logan Morrison went 4-for-4 with a pair of homers, four RBIs and three runs scored. Endy Chavez drove in three runs and Kyle Seager had three hits and two RBIs in the Mariners' fourth consecutive win.
— Washington won a battle of division leaders as Adam LaRoche belted a three-run homer and Gio Gonzalez worked six innings of the Nationals' 3-0 shutout of Milwaukee. The Nats' bullpen tossed three perfect innings after Gonzalez held the Brewers to three hits and four walks.
— St. Louis hammered Colorado 8-0 behind the hitting of Matt Adams, who was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, a solo shot and six RBIs. Lance Lynn picked up his eighth win by limiting the Rockies to three hits and no walks while striking out seven in eight innings.
— Odrisamer Despaigne (oh-DREE'-seh-mehr dehs-PAHN'-yay) scattered four hits in seven shutout innings as San Diego drilled San Francisco 6-0. Tommy Medica hit a two-run double and Everth Cabrera was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to help the Padres send the Giants to their 10th loss in 13 games.
— Devin Mesoraco (mehz-uh-RAH'-koh) launched a grand slam to cap a five-run ninth in Cincinnati's 6-1 win over the Cubs in Chicago. Alfredo Simon gave up just one run in seven innings, but the Reds' outburst came too late for him to pick up his National League-leading 11th win.
— Miami blanked the Phillies 4-0 in Philadelphia as Nathan Eovaldi combined with four relievers on a six-hitter. Casey McGehee hit a two-run double in the Marlins' second victory in their last 10 games at Citizens Bank Park.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have put infielder Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right index finger. Lawrie was hit by a pitch from Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) in Sunday's loss at Cincinnati.