Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Melky Cabrera went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored to carry Toronto's offense, and a combination of four Blue Jays pitchers shut down the Atlanta Braves, 3-0, in a battle of bullpens at Turner Field.
Esmil Rogers made his first start since 2011 and gave the Blue Jays another option in their injury-filled rotation by throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings. The right-hander had made 22 appearances out of Toronto's bullpen this season and tossed 62 pitches Wednesday while allowing three hits and two walks.
Juan Perez (1-0) retired all eight batters he faced in his Blue Jays debut and recorded four of Toronto's 11 punchouts. Casey Janssen anchored the relief effort with a perfect ninth to post his 11th save of the year.
Atlanta used four relievers as a result of starter Kris Medlen exiting with a contusion to his left upper calf after being struck by a comebacker. Medlen (1-6) was charged with three runs on four hits in two frames and saw his winless streak reach nine consecutive outings.
The Braves earned a split of a two-game series at Rogers Centre Tuesday thanks to Brian McCann's 10th-inning homer, but they had just four hits Wednesday in the opener of another two-game interleague set to lose for the third time in four games.