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BALTIMORE -- Josh Donaldson is making a push for another AL MVP Award, and the Toronto Blue Jays may be narrowing the field in the AL East. Patrick Maroon Jersey .Donaldson hit his fourth homer in two days and Jose Bautista also went deep in support of Marco Estrada, leading the Blue Jays over the fading Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.Toronto maintained a two-game lead over the Red Sox for the division lead, while Baltimore fell four games back. The Orioles have lost four of five and are clinging to the second wild card.Donaldson hit a solo homer in the fourth to tie it 1-1. The reigning AL MVP had three homers in a 9-6 win over Minnesota on Sunday.Hes such a good player, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. When hes doing his thing, it makes such a big difference for this team. It really sets everything up. It really helps Eddie (Encarnacion) out behind him and those other guys to drive in runs when hes on base. What can you say? The last few years hes come into his own. Hes one of the top dogs out there.Estrada (8-6) allowed one run and four hits with four strikeouts over seven-plus innings. The Blue Jays have won three of his four starts against the Orioles this year.We used a lot of curveballs early on and they werent really swinging at it so I was able to get a few called strikes with that, Estrada said. I was able to locate a little better. I had a little better feel for my changeup today and just tried to throw strikes.J.J. Hardy provided Baltimores only run with his eighth homer in the third. But thats about all Baltimore could muster against Estrada.Weve had trouble with him for a while, Hardy said. He locates his pitches, kind of right on the top. His fastball is sneaky. He can elevate it. He can pitch down with it, and his changeup is a really tough pitch.Baltimore left-hander Wade Miley (8-11) allowed three runs and five hits while tying a season high with nine strikeouts over seven innings. He has lost three of six starts since being acquired from Seattle on July 31.We just got to play ball, Miley said. Weve got plenty of games against Toronto. Its in our own hands. We just got to play ball games.Miley retired the first 10 batters before allowing Donaldsons 34th home run. Troy Tulowitzki gave the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead later that inning with an RBI single.Bautista provided a two-run cushion when he led off the sixth with his 16th homer, and that was all the support Estrada needed.He was like his old self, Gibbons said. Good changeup, he was hitting his spots. He threw more breaking balls I thought tonight, and they were pretty good.The Blue Jays added two more runs in the ninth on an RBI single by Justin Smoak and a fielders choice by Devon Travis off Tommy Hunter.LIGHTS OUTJoaquin Benoit, who was acquired from Seattle on July 26, pitched a perfect ninth for Toronto. Benoit has yet to allow a run in 14 games (13 1/3 innings) for the Blue Jays.NAVARRO RETURNSCatcher Dioner Navarro reported to the Blue Jays on Monday, three days after the club re-acquired him from the Chicago White Sox for LHP Colton Turner. Navarro played with Toronto in 2013-14 before signing with the White Sox in December.I was in shock when it happened and I was happy two minutes later because I was coming to an organization where I feel really comfortable and to a group of guys that I have good relationships with, said Navarro, who hit .210 with six home runs and 32 RBI in 85 games with Chicago.To make room, C Josh Thole was designated for assignment.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: CF Adam Jones was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game with a left hamstring strain. ... Right-hander Chris Tillman, on the 15-day DL with right shoulder bursitis, threw on flat ground without any setbacks. He will play catch again Wednesday before throwing off a mound.UP NEXTBlue Jays: Left-hander J.A. Happ (17-4, 3.19) had his 11-game winning streak snapped in his last start against the Angels. Happ has won both of his two previous outings against Baltimore this season.Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez (5-11, 6.62 ERA) is back in the rotation with the injury to Tillman. He took the loss in his past outing Thursday against the Nationals after allowing one run over six innings. Yohann Auvitu Jersey . Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. Ryan Stanton Jersey . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. http://www.authentichockeyshopoilers.com/Iiro-Pakarinen-Jersey/ . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. Amit Mishra is one of three men over 30 in Indias squad for the ODIs against New Zealand. He is the leader of the spin attack, yet he has played only 33 matches, six more than the second spinner Axar Patel. He came into the series having not played any ODI cricket since October 2015, and may well go out once the resting R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja return.But with six wickets in two games, including that of Kane Williamson, New Zealands century-maker in Delhi, Mishra has done his prospects no harm. He is on top of the bowling charts, and is in demand for bowling tips.Whenever youngsters come and ask me, I give them advice, Mishra said. It happens during the games too, and in meetings if I feel I can share something. I dont add any unnecessary pressure, but whenever I have felt the need to offer small tips, I do. I am really enjoying this duty of supporting youngsters.Mishra is enjoying a dynamic where he shares his knowledge with the side and learns from coach Anil Kumble at the same time.Anil bhai is very helpful. When I didnt play in a Test match, he would still tell me how to bowl, what pace I need to bowl for a wicket, what field I should bowl to and what are the strengths of the batsman. His experience has been helpful not just for me, but for everyone. Despite being a bowler himself, he shares batting tips to the tailenders which will be helpful in crucial matches, as to how to bat when you have a proper batsman around you.When asked if his patchy batting form could be a reasonn for him not finding a permanent place in the limited-overs side, Mishra smiled and suggested he had no clue. Jesse Puljujarvi Jersey. He did concede that he played a bad shot in the Delhi ODI which India lost by six runs. Needing 60 to win off 55 balls and only two wickets in hand, Mishra went for a slog sweep against part-time bowler Martin Guptill and was caught off a top-edge.It was the requirement of the match, he said. At that time, if Id played positively against the spinner maybe it would have helped the team but if he hadnt caught we could have finished the game maybe even with two overs to spare. Next time, I will look to take my time before trying to finish the game.Mishra, though, was pleased with the way a young bowling attack has been able to have plans at the ready to combat various situations. Whenever we need to put pressure, we try and apply it or take wickets, he said. Maybe sometimes all the strategies dont work, but our second line of defence has always been good and it works.As spinners we always talk about going for wickets irrespective of situation. Sometimes the situation is such that we have to take a step back, like during the last game. 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