Blue Jays shut out Braves 5-0 to stretch lead

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.

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