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TORONTO -- After sweeping the Philadelphia Phillies in a four-game series, the Arizona Diamondbacks have momentum on their side as they continue their trip with two games against the Toronto Blue Jays.

"You can get some confidence, for sure," Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler told the Arizona Republic. "If we can get a positive vibe going in this locker and get everybody confident and excited to come to the ballpark again, it might make a lot of difference in the product we put on the field."

The Blue Jays cooled off somewhat when they lost the final two games of their three-game series against the Orioles in Baltimore to end a four-game winning streak. They had won seven of nine games before going to Baltimore.

While the Diamondbacks (33-39) completed their sweep of the Phillies with a 3-1 victory on Monday, the Blue Jays had the day off.

"We've been playing great baseball, but it's nice to have a day off," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "We need it. The guys are tired."

The Blue Jays and Diamondbacks have been infrequent opponents through the years, splitting 12 games.

After the two-game series at Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays (39-33) also have Thursday off before visiting the Chicago White Sox for three games and the Colorado Rockies for three before returning home on June 30.

After Toronto, the Diamondbacks will visit the Rockies for four games before returning home June 27.

The Blue Jays will start Marco Estrada (5-2, 2.58 ERA), who has allowed five hits or fewer in a club record 10 straight starts, on Tuesday. He is 0-0 with a 3.48 ERA against four career outings, including one start, against the Diamondbacks.

Arizona catcher Welington Castillo has four career home runs against Estrada.

Arizona will start left-hander Patrick Corbin (3-6, 4.76), who has pitched at least 6 1/3 innings in each of his past three starts with one win to show for it. Corbin has never faced the Blue Jays. He is 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA in five interleague starts.

Both teams are dealing with injuries. Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went on the disabled list Saturday with a sprained toe, but shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned from a quadriceps strain and hit a two-run homer on Sunday. Tulowitzki is 4-for-12 with a double and two walks against Corbin in his career.

The Diamondbacks got right-hander Shelby Miller back from a sprained finger on Monday and he picked up the win in Philadelphia.

"All around I felt good, so it's nice to be back up here and we're winning some games," Miller said.

Outfielder Socrates Brito was called up from Triple-A Reno to provide insurance in center field while outfielder David Peralta went on the DL with a lower back sprain. Infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury was optioned to Reno.

Brito was optioned to Reno on April 18 after opening the season with Arizona.

"I've been swinging at better pitches and my swing is really on time right now," Brito said. "I don't have any issues in my swing right now. I just feel really great."

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt was not in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Monday for the second time this season. He will take a 13-game hitting streak into Tuesday. He is batting .396 (21-for-53) with six homers, 18 RBIs and 12 walks during that span.

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson had his career-best 11-game hit streak and his 23-game on-base streak end on Sunday.

Second baseman Devon Travis has a seven-game hit streak for Toronto, batting .481 (13-for-27) with two homers and nine RBIs.

"We're kind of putting everything together," Estrada said. "We're hitting, we're pitching. I've said it all year, we've a very dangerous team, and when we start putting things together, we're one of the best, if not the best."

As for the Diamondbacks, they figure to be facing a tougher assignment in Toronto than in Philadelphia.

"We know we're better than we've played," said Ziegler, who posted his 15th save of the season on Monday. "(The Phillies) might feel they're better than they've played, too. They got off to a great start.

"We've got to go out and not worry about records when they start the games. As cliche as it is, we've got to play it a pitch at a time."