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Marco Estrada loses perfect game in 8th, Colabello homers in 12th as Blue Jays beat Rays 1-0

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — made a run at history for the second consecutive start and came up just short again.

Estrada lost his bid for a perfect game on 's infield single with one out in the eighth inning, but homered in the 12th to lift the Toronto Blue Jays over the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Wednesday.

Estrada also carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning of his previous start Friday against Baltimore. This time, he struck out 10 and threw a career-high 129 pitches.

"He's been on some kind of roll," Blue Jays manager said.

Forsythe barely beat out a slow chopper to third that fielded barehanded. Donaldson's throw to first was just a hair too late.

"It was a little frustrating just because it wasn't hit very hard," Estrada said. "Donaldson made a great play. The guy can run a little bit, so he beat it out."

Toronto challenged the safe call by umpire Joe West, which was confirmed after a 40-second replay review.

"It wasn't a pretty hit, but it was a hit," Forsythe said. "But hats off to him."

Tampa Bay's only other hit off Estrada was 's two-out double in the ninth that chased the right-hander.

"The ninth inning, I gave up a hard-hit ball to Kiermaier. That made it a little better," Estrada said. "Easier to forget about."

Colabello connected for a one-out shot to center off (1-3).

It was the Blue Jays' first homer in the 12th inning or later to break a scoreless tie since Jesse Barfield did it on Sept. 26, 1986, at Boston.

"I'm proud of the guys, but that's what they're made of. This is a more character team than we've had in the past," Gibbons said.

(2-4) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the 11th, and got three outs for his first save of the season.

Donaldson dove a couple of rows into the stands to catch ' foul pop leading off the eighth.

"I thought it was pretty neat," Donaldson said. "I was just trying to do anything I can to help get outs at that time."

Later on his Twitter account, he wrote: "Wanted to send a Shoutout to the Jays fan who saved my face. Also was told young jays fan was ok. He's tough."

took a no-hit bid into the sixth for the Rays, but exited one inning later after giving up consecutive singles to and . pitched out of the jam by getting three straight outs.

Karns gave up three hits, three walks and struck out five over six-plus innings.

got the game's first hit, a one-out single to left in the sixth. Karns later got an inning-ending pop fly from with the bases loaded.

Encarnacion was the lone baserunner through five innings, drawing a leadoff walk in the second. He appeared to lose track of the outs and was easily doubled off second base after taking off for third on 's one-out fly to center.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Gibbons said rookie 2B (shoulder) is expected back Friday after missing 36 games.

Rays: (broken left middle finger) hit off a tee and played catch for the first time, and manager said there is a chance the first baseman could return before the All-Star break. ... RHP (oblique) is scheduled to throw batting practice Saturday.

NUMBERS GAME

The Blue Jays are 2-26 when scoring three runs or fewer. ... Toronto has won two of its last three series at Tropicana Field after a stretch of 21 straight winless ones. ... Rays RHP retired a team-record 32 consecutive batters before single in the 11th.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Toronto opens a seven-game homestand Friday night against Texas.

Rays: RHP (3-3) will start Friday night against Boston.

PHOTO: Toronto Blue Jays' Chris Colabello watches his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brandon Gomes during the 12th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Jays won 1-0 in 12 innings. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Toronto Blue Jays' Chris Colabello watches his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brandon Gomes during the 12th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Jays won 1-0 in 12 innings. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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PHOTO: Toronto Blue Jays' Chris Colabello watches his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brandon Gomes during the 12th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Jays won 1-0 in 12 innings. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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