TORONTO (CBSMiami/AP) – The Miami Marlins couldn’t overcome the Toronto Blue Jays’ six-run first inning, losing 11-3 Monday night.
Chris Colabello extended his hitting streak to 18 games with an RBI single in the first inning which helped the Jays win their sixth game in a row.
Josh Donaldson homered and drove in three runs for Toronto, the top-scoring team in the majors.
The Blue Jays have gotten at least six runs in six straight games, their best such streak since a seven-game burst in 2000. They’ve also scored 10 or more 10 times this year, matching all of last year’s total.
Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton hit his 19th home run, matching Bryce Harper for the NL lead, and also doubled twice.
Marco Estrada (3-3) allowed three runs in seven innings. He won back-to-back starts for the first time since last June with Milwaukee.
Brad Hand (1-2) gave up six runs while getting only two outs.
Toronto quickly gave Estrada all the support he needed.
Danny Valencia hit a bases-loaded, two-run double, Kevin Pillar hit a two-run single and Munenori Kawasaki doubled home a run.
It was the 21st time this season Toronto has scored four or more in an inning, more than any other team.
Kawasaki’s hit finished Hand. Andre Rienzo came on and got Jose Reyes to ground out.
Donaldson made it 7-0 with a leadoff drive in the second, his 16th. He added a two-run single in the seventh.
The Blue Jays and Marlins met for the first time since June 2012, five months before the 12-player blockbuster trade that sent Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to Toronto for Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis and several prospects.
“It has to be assessed now as a very fair trade for both sides,” said Marlins manager Dan Jennings, Miami’s assistant general manager at the time.
Marlins: Miami put RHP Bryan Morris (back) on the 15-day DL and recalled LHP Adam Conley from Triple-A New Orleans.
Blue Jays: Edwin Encarnacion (left shoulder) was unavailable for the second straight game after getting a cortisone shot Saturday. Manager John Gibbons said Encarnacion is expected to return Tuesday.
Marlins: RHP Dan Haren (6-2, 3.18) has won his past two starts. He’s 8-3 with a 4.99 ERA in 13 career games against Toronto, including 12 starts.
Blue Jays: LHP Mark Buehrle (7-4, 4.35) threw just 93 pitches in a six-hitter against Washington in his past start, winning his second straight outing. He went 13-13 with Miami in 2012 before being traded to Toronto.
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