Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna says he's battling mental illness

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Toronto took a 2-1 lead into the ninth and extended it when Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak hit RBI singles off Joakim Soria (4-2).

When batters put Loup's first pitch in play they hit.383; when Gordon puts a first pitch in play he hits.351. And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday.

2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on.

Braves 5, Brewers 4: Mike Foltynewicz won his fourth straight decision at home, shortstop Dansby Swanson made a pair of outstanding defensive plays in the ninth inning and Atlanta beat Milwaukee for its sixth win in seven games.

The Royals' Eric Hosmer swings at a pitch during Friday night's game against the Blue Jays.

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna told reporters before Sunday afternoon's game that he was struggling with mental illness, according to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet Canada.

Happ's three ideal innings to open the game and long string of zeroes on the scoreboard were almost matched by Junis, who worked around a handful of hiccups, though he did give up a pair of runs in the fourth. Salvador Perez also added a double and an RBI while Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon each added RBIs of their own in the Royals' win. He struck out six and walked four.

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The admission was the latest bombshell to hit the Jays and a development that came as a surprise given Osuna's stellar work of late, a run of 18 consecutive successful saves, the longest active streak in the major leagues. "You're nearly like standing there saying 'I can't believe that just happened.' But, they earned it".

Merrifield and Perez were the only two Royals to have two hits. On Ryan Tepera's wild pitch, Salvador Perez to third. I am not sure why. It hurt me. It hurt me again tonight. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was set to try for his 11th win later Saturday against Colorado.

But after that, Junis was back to shutting the Jays down. Dwight Smith Jr. flied out to deep center to get Tulowitzki to third. Then, Brandon Moss walked with two outs.

Kansas City eventually got to Happ in the seventh. "Rusty (Kuntz, Royals base running coach) knows every outfielder and (said) if the ball is hit to left field, run".

The Royals threatened in the eighth when Merrifield reached, but the Toronto bullpen held. Kansas City is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 9-1 in Vargas' last 10 starts against a team with a losing record while the under is 16-5 in Vargas' last 21 starts overall.

The Royals moved to 37-36, their first time above.500 this year.

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