TORONTO — Dansby Swanson led off the seventh inning with a go-ahead home run against reliever Danny Barnes and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 Tuesday afternoon.
Matt Kemp had four RBI with a single and a double, and Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer for the Braves, who won both games at the Rogers Centre with the teams playing in Atlanta on Wednesday and Thursday.
Kevin Pillar homered for the Blue Jays, who rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 5.
Jose Ramirez (2-1), who was charged with a run in the sixth, picked up the win after allowing two hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Barnes (0-1) took the loss.
Toronto starter Marco Estrada allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out five in six innings.
Atlanta starter Jaime Garcia allowed three hits, four walks and four runs in 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander struck out four.
Kemp hit a two-run single in the first inning. It scored Ender Inciarte, who led off with a bunt single, and Brandon Phillips, who doubled.
The Braves (18-22) took a 3-0 lead in the fourth on a two-out, RBI single by Jace Peterson. It scored Tyler Flowers, who had singled with one out.
Toronto (17-23) scored two runs on a double by Devon Travis in the bottom of the fourth. It scored Pillar, who led off with a double, and Justin Smoak, who walked with two outs.
Freeman hit his 14th homer of the season in the fifth after Brandon Phillips doubled and the Braves led 5-2.
Pillar hit his sixth homer of the season, a solo shot, with two outs in the bottom of the fifth.
Garcia was replaced by Ramirez after he walked Smoak with one out in the bottom of the sixth. Travis greeted the right-hander with a double to right-center that sent Smoak to third. Darwin Barney hit an RBI single to center and Ezequiel Carrera’s grounder to second scored Travis with the tying run.
Estrada was replaced in the seventh by Barnes, who gave up a leadoff homer to Swanson, his third of the season, and Atlanta led 6-5.
Kendrys Morales led off the bottom of the eighth with a single against Arodys Vizcaino, and Darrell Ceciliani ran for him and took second on a wild pitch. Smoak, whose superb defensive play at first base ended the top of the eighth, walked.
Travis struck out and Barney lined into a double play.
Kemp hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth against Roberto Osuna after Freeman was walked intentionally. Osuna was replacing Joe Smith, who allowed two singles and induced a double play grounder.
Osuna also allowed an RBI single to Nick Markakis.
Jim Johnson pitched for Atlanta in the ninth, allowing a single.
NOTES: Toronto recalled OF Darrell Ceciliani from Triple-A Buffalo before Tuesday’s game and returned RHP Leonel Campos to the Bisons. Campos was recalled from Buffalo on Monday when OF/INF Steve Pearce (right calf) was put on the disabled list. Campos pitched 2 1/3 innings Monday. … OF Matt Kemp, who was 4-for-4 with walk on Monday, hit a two-run single in the first inning Tuesday to extend his on-base streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the National League. … Toronto RHP Joe Biagini (1-1, 2.28 ERA) will face Atlanta RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-4, 4.40 ERA) Wednesday as the four-game interleague series shifts to SunTrust Park.