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Perfect through 3, Gonzalez falters after HR as Blue Jays beat Rangers 3-2

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TORONTO — Rangers rookie cruised through his first three innings against the Blue Jays before a big home run sent him into a spin.

homered off Gonzalez, won his fifth straight decision and Toronto beat Texas 3-2 Sunday.

Gonzalez set down the first 10 Blue Jays batters before Donaldson connected on a 3-2 pitch in the fourth, his 18th homer and first since June 10.

"It threw me off my game," Gonzalez said. "It kind of made me more cautious. Instead of attacking hitters I started nitpicking and I started falling behind."

Gonzalez pitched around two walks in the fourth without allowing another run but gave up two runs in the fifth.

"I got away from my game of staying down in the zone," Gonzalez said. "I started elevating balls."

Gonzalez, who allowed a season-high six runs in a loss to Oakland in his previous start, finished his outing with a perfect sixth.

"It felt good getting a quick inning, boom, boom just like the first three," he said. "It ended well."

Gonzalez's outing might have finished on a high, but the game didn't end well for the Rangers, who left the tying run at third base in each of the final four innings. Texas went 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and lost for the eighth time in 10 games.

"We've got to be better with runners in scoring position," Rangers manager said.

Gonzalez (2-3) lost his third straight decision. He gave up three runs and four hits in six innings.

"It was a battle," Blue Jays manager said. "They threw some pretty good pitching at us."

Hutchison (8-1) allowed one unearned run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He improved to 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA in eight home starts.

Hutchinson ended each of the first four innings with a strikeout, stranding four runners.

got four outs for his second save as the Blue Jays beat the Rangers for the 12th time in 16 meetings.

doubled to start the ninth but and flied out before Osuna struck out on three pitches.

"Osuna continues to just be unbelievable," Hutchison said of his 20-year-old rookie teammate.

Texas cut it to 3-1 on an RBI single by in the sixth. Hutchison left one batter later after walking Gallo to load the bases.

came on and escaped the jam by getting to strike out looking.

Loup left after Texas loaded the bases with three straight singles in the seventh. Beltre drove in the second Texas run with a grounder off reliever , but Moreland ended the inning by grounding out.

Andrus doubled off to begin the eighth and went to third on Gallo's comebacker. drew a two-out walk but Osuna came on and struck out on three pitches.

MULTIHIT ROYALTY

Fielder went 2 for 4, his fifth straight multihit game. Fielder leads the majors with 33 multihit games.

HOLLYWOOD HELPER

Canadian actor Stephen Amell, from the TV show "Arrow," has been promoting Donaldson's All-Star candidacy on Twitter and Facebook. Amell, who took batting practice before the game and hit a home run, was chatting with Donaldson in the Blue Jays clubhouse following the game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: RHP (back surgery) threw his second bullpen session of the weekend before the game and is scheduled to start at Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday. "I'm confident that's all I'll need," Harrison said. ... OF (left hamstring) could be activated off the DL in time for Monday's game at Baltimore. Hamilton started in CF at Round Rock on Sunday and left the game after two at bats.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP (4-3, 4.06) gets the start as Texas begins a four-game series at Baltimore. RHP (2-6, 6.70) starts for the Orioles. Rodriguez is 4-0 with a 2.28 ERA in seven road starts.

Blue Jays: RHP (3-7, 4.88) faces RHP (5-6, 3.68) as Toronto begins a four-game series against Boston. Dickey has won just once in his past six starts. He's 0-2 with a 6.16 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox this season.

PHOTO: Texas Rangers' Leonys Martin, right, drops his bat in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin after striking out to end the sixth inning during MLB baseball action in Toronto on Sunday, June 28, 2015.   (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Texas Rangers' Leonys Martin, right, drops his bat in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin after striking out to end the sixth inning during MLB baseball action in Toronto on Sunday, June 28, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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PHOTO: Texas Rangers starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez, right, talks with pitching coach Mike Maddux, left, and catcher Robinson Chirinos during fourth inning MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday, June 28, 2015.   (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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