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AP photo by Mike Carlson / Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud tags out the Toronto Blue Jays' Randal Grichuk during the sixth inning of Saturday's game in Dunedin, Fla.

 

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Randal Grichuk lined an RBI single in the 10th inning and George Springer hit his first two homers with the Toronto Blue Jays as they rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 on Saturday night.

Grichuk won it with two outs and the bases loaded when he hit an 0-1 pitch from Nate Jones (0-2) into center field.

"We never really feel like we're out of it," Grichuk said. "I feel like with this offense that we have, if only half the guys are clicking, I feel like it could be up there towards the top of the league."

Jordan Romano (2-1), the eighth Toronto pitcher on a bullpen day, worked a scoreless 10th inning.

Atlanta rookie outfielder Cristian Pache hit a grand slam for the first regular-season home run of his MLB career; his first home run came during the National League Championship Series last fall. Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. connected for his ninth homer this season.

Springer tied it at 5 with his seventh-inning solo shot off Luke Jackson. He got the Blue Jays within 4-2 in the third on an opposite-field, two-run homer to right against Charlie Morton.

Springer, playing in his third game with Toronto, signed a $150 million, six-year free-agent contract in the offseason and missed time with oblique and quadriceps injuries.

"There's no secret he makes a lineup better," Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. "It was fun."

Both starting catchers left with injuries. Toronto's Alejandro Kirk has left hip flexor discomfort, and the Braves' Travis d'Arnaud injured his left thumb.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said d'Arnaud will be going on the injured list and will return to Atlanta on Sunday to be checked by team doctors.

"He jammed his thumb, screwed it up," Snitker said. "It's not good."

Catcher William Contreras will be recalled from the team's alternate site.

Kirk will not play Sunday and will have his status evaluated.

Pache made it 4-0 on his second-inning drive off Tommy Milone. He was recalled from the alternate site before the game for his second stint with the Braves this year after center fielder Guillermo Heredia went on the 10-day injured list with right hamstring inflammation.

Acuña had a solo shot in the fifth that put Atlanta ahead 5-2.

Toronto cut the deficit to 5-4 in sixth on Grichuk's run-scoring single and an RBI double by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Grichuk was thrown out at the plate on Gurriel's hit on a relay throw by shortstop Dansby Swanson. D'Arnaud was hurt on the play and departed after a couple warmup throws.

Kirk was hurting to first base on a grounder.

Tim Mayza kept the Blue Jays close by getting an inning-ending double-play grounder from Freddie Freeman with the bases loaded in the sixth.

Morton allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

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