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Six-run first helps Blue Jays rout Marlins

Jun 9, 2015 - 5:11 AM Toronto, ON ( - Chris Colabello extended his hitting streak to a career-high 18 games, Josh Donaldson drove in three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Miami Marlins 11-3 on Monday night.

Colabello hit an RBI single to spark a six-run first inning that fueled the Blue Jays' season-best sixth straight win.

Miami starting pitcher Brad Hand (1-2) lasted only two-thirds of an inning and allowed seven of nine batters to reach. He threw just 28 pitches, giving up six runs on six hits and one walk.

"They jumped on him. We created a tough hole for us to dig out (of)," said Marlins manager Dan Jennings.

Marco Estrada (3-3) tossed seven solid innings for Toronto, allowing three runs on seven hits. He struck out six with no walks.

Giancarlo Stanton clubbed a two-run homer and doubled twice for the Marlins, who suffered just their third loss in 13 all-time games at Toronto's Rogers Centre.

After Colabello knocked in the game's first run, Russell Martin walked to load the bases. Danny Valencia then drove in a pair with a double and Kevin Pillar followed with a two-run single. Pillar then stole second with two outs and scored a ground-rule double by Munenori Kawasaki.

"We came out and swung the bats (well)," Blue Jays bench coach DeMarlo Hale said. "We set the tone early."

Donaldson led off the second by launching a deep home run to center field off Andre Rienzo, who gave up just one other hit in 4 1/3 innings of relief.

Stanton hit a laser to the seats in right-center field in the fourth and scored on a Marcell Ozuna's single in the sixth.

The Blue Jays, who scored an unearned run in the fifth, widened their lead in the seventh. Ezequiel Carrera drove in Valencia with a two-out double and Donaldson added a two-run single with the bases loaded.

Game Notes

Toronto manager John Gibbons, who turned 53 on Monday, was ejected by first base umpire Angel Hernandez in the bottom of the second for arguing a check- swing call ... Miami fell to 0-9 on Mondays ... The Marlins placed reliever Bryan Morris on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain and recalled pitcher Adam Conley from Triple-A New Orleans.