By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) – Marco Estrada combined with Roberto Osuna on a three-hitter, Cliff Pennington, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson hit home runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Thursday night to extend their lead in the AL East.
The Blue Jays lead the New York Yankees, who did not play Thursday, by 3 ½ games. Toronto won two of three games for their first series win over the Braves since 2008.
Estrada (13-8) allowed three hits with four strikeouts and two walks in eight innings. He did not allow a baserunner to reach second base.
Encarnacion led off the fourth with his 33rd homer, off Matt Wisler (5-8) and into the fifth row of the seats in left field. Pennington hit a three-run shot later in the inning.
Donaldson added a ninth-inning homer off Sugar Ray Marimon.