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Valencia and Pillar Homer, Blue Jays Beat Mets 8-0

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    Valencia and Pillar Homer, Blue Jays Beat Mets 8-0
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    TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 17: Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets tags out Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays as he tries to stretch a single into a double in the fifth inning during MLB game action on June 17, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer, Kevin Pillar had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 8-0 Wednesday night behind a solid start from Drew Hutchison.

    Pillar went 3 for 4 with two RBIs as the Blue Jays, whose 11-game winning streak ended with Monday's 11-inning loss to the Mets at Citi Field, won the opener of a five-game homestand. Toronto is 12-3 in June.

    The Blue Jays lead the majors with 369 runs. Entering play Wednesday, Arizona was second with 291.

    The Mets dropped to 10-20 on the road. They've lost 12 of 15 away from home.

    Hutchison (6-1) allowed career highs of nine hits and eight runs in his previous outing, June 12 at Boston, but fared much better against the Mets. He gave up four hits in 5 2-3 innings, walked one and struck out five.

    Hutchison left after Michael Cuddyer's double in the sixth. Steve Delabar came on and got Travis d'Arnaud to ground out.

    Pillar got the Blue Jays started with a two-out RBI single off Jonathon Niese (3-7) in the second. Chris Colabello singled home Josh Donaldson after his leadoff double in the sixth.

    Pillar made it 3-0 with a first-pitch homer off Niese in the seventh.

    Niese, who allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings, has not won in seven starts.

    Toronto put the game away with a five-run eighth against Akeel Morris, who was making his major league debut after getting called up Monday directly from Class A St. Lucie. Ezequiel Carrera's bunt single brought home a run, Russell Martin hit an RBI single and Valencia followed with a three-run drive to left.

    TRAINER'S ROOM

    Mets: 2B Daniel Murphy (left quadriceps) went 1 for 3 in an extended spring game. Murphy is expected to play rehab games at Double-A or Triple-A before being activated ahead of next Tuesday's game at Milwaukee.

    Blue Jays: 2B Devon Travis (left shoulder) will join Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. Travis has played the past three games at Double-A New Hampshire after sitting out more than two weeks with lingering soreness. Manager John Gibbons said Travis could rejoin the team this weekend.

    UP NEXT

    Mets: RHP Bartolo Colon (9-4, 4.41 ERA) seeks to join Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole and become the second NL pitcher with double digit wins. Colon is 10-5 with a 4.02 ERA in 25 career starts against Toronto.

    Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (2-6, 5.29) faces his former team for the first time since being traded to Toronto in November 2012. Dickey won the NL Cy Young Award with the Mets in 2012, going 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA. The veteran knuckleballer is winless in his last four starts.

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