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TORONTO -- Backed by a big offensive outburst, Francisco Liriano earned his first win with the Blue Jays and helped the team into the AL East lead.Russell Martin and Justin Smoak each homered and drove in five runs as Toronto hammered Minnesota 15-8 Friday night, handing the Twins their eighth straight loss.Josh Donaldson, who drove in three runs, and Darwin Barney, who had three hits, also each homered.The offense came to life and it was a big night, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.Liriano pitched five innings to win for the first time in four starts since Toronto got him a trade with Pittsburgh on Aug. 1. The Blue Jays took a one-game division lead over Boston.Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homer for the last-place Twins. Minnesota has been tagged for at least eight runs in four straight games.Liriano gave up four runs and two hits. He is 7-12 overall, and 3-1 in five career starts against Minnesota, his team from 2005 to 2012.Three of the four batters who walked against Liriano came around to score.I was a little bit wild today, Liriano said through a translator. Thank God that the offense hit the ball well today.Smoak connected off Pat Dean (1-4) in the second inning and Donaldson followed three batters later with his 30th.Smoak also hit RBI singles in the third and seventh.He stepped up tonight, Gibbons said. A lot of the guys did.Barney homered off Andrew Albers to begin a four-run sixth for the Blue Jays. Martin capped the inning with a three-run double off Pat Light.Toronto batted around a second time in the seventh. Martin had the big blow again, a two-run homer off Ryan ORourke. Seven of Martins 15 home runs have come in his past 11 games.When those guys get hot, theyre tough, Albers said. You saw it all year last year. They can put up 12 or 15 against anybody.Starting in place of Hector Santiago (bruised left thumb), Dean allowed six runs and eight hits in three innings.Hes got to learn to continue to trust that he has to change speeds a little bit more, manager Paul Molitor said. A lot of things coming in there around the same speed.Before the game, Toronto got switch-hitting catcher Dioner Navarro in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, reacquiring a member of their 2015 AL East championship team.General manager Ross Atkins said Navarro was excited about the opportunity to return.I could see the smile through the phone, Atkins said. This should be a boost of energy for him, coming into a contender.COMING THROUGH WHEN IT COUNTSSmoaks homer snapped an 0-for-29 slump with runners in scoring position. His last hit with a runner in scoring position was June 18.DO IT AGAINDonaldson reached the 30-homer mark in consecutive seasons for the first time.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: 1B Joe Mauer (quadriceps) missed his third straight game. Hes expected to return Saturday. ... RHP Alex Wimmers was selected from Triple-A Rochester and made his major league debut with a scoreless eighth.Blue Jays: 2B Devon Travis (right ring finger) took swings Friday but sat for the fourth straight game. Manager John Gibbons said Travis would return Saturday. ... OF Kevin Pillar was scratched with flu-like symptoms. ... OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) missed his second straight game.UP NEXTTwins: RHP Ervin Santana (6-10, 3.39) struck out a season-high 10 batters in his previous start but took the loss against Kansas City.Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (9-5, 4.47) is 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA in four August starts, allowing six runs in 25 2/3 innings. Wholesale Air Jordan . 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LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Carter is powering the Kings while they wait for the return of Anze Kopitar.Carter scored his team-high seventh goal, helping Los Angeles beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday.Peter Budaj had 21 saves, and Los Angeles also got goals from Tanner Pearson, Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin.Kopitar has missed four games with an upper-body injury, but the Kings are 2-1-1 in that span thanks largely to Carter. He has goals in consecutive games and five in his past eight, and he leads the team with 14 points.Hes carried the team on his back, Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. Hes shown a lot of leadership and been really, really good for us.John Moore and Nick Lappin scored for New Jersey, which has lost two straight since ending a five-game winning streak. Cory Schneider made 24 saves and has allowed six goals on 50 shots over his past two starts.We werent ready, at certain times in the game, to have the right type of intensity we needed to be able to control the territory like we wanted to, Devils coach John Hynes said.With 2:32 left, Lappin scored during a goalmouth scramble to cut the lead to 3-2, but Muzzin got an empty-net goal with 28 seconds left.We pressed and got it within one and had a chance to tie it, Schneider said. I think we know that wasnt a full 60-minute effort from us. But you have to give some credit to the Kings. I thought we responded the way we were supposed to, but against that team, its hard to get down and come back.Just 45 seconds into the third, Carter scored on a 2-on-1 rush by grabbing his own rebound and pushing it undder the goalie for a 3-1 edge.ddddddddddddPearson gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with 1:40 left in the second period. The Devils turned over the puck trying to clear the zone, and Pearson caught it and teed off from the left circle, sending it off Schneider and into the net.Nic Dowd set up Martinezs goal 4:58 into the second period. Dowd faked a shot, spun around and found Martinez in the high slot. Martinez beat Schneider with a hard shot through traffic to make it 1-1.Moore scored in a similar manner 3:38 into the first, launching a long shot past a screened Budaj.One thing weve got to be good at is coming out stronger in that first period, Pearson said. We let another first one in, but we battled back and were able to get the win at home.Game notes The Kings honored former goaltender Rogie Vachon before the game for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Kopitar missed his fourth straight game. ... Martinezs goal was his third goal of the season and 42nd of his career, surpassing Robert Murdoch for ninth on the Kings all-time goals list among defensemen. ... 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