Blue Jays down Rays to avoid 3-game sweep


Kevin Pillar doubled to lead off the sixth inning and later scored the go-ahead run because the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game collection sweep.

The win is simply the second in seven video games for the Blue Jays (53-64) whereas the Rays (60-58) noticed their three-game win streak come to an finish.

Jaime Garcia (3-6) pitched a scoreless sixth inning whereas hanging out two for the win. Ken Giles picked up his 13th save of the season.

Rays reliever Jose Alvarado (1-5) was charged with the loss.

Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman (4-8), who has been battling blister points on the center finger of his throwing hand and left final Tuesday’s begin in opposition to the Purple Sox due to discomfort, was restricted to simply 5 innings and 76 pitches. The suitable-hander allowed one earned on 5 hits whereas hanging out two and strolling one.

Tampa received to Stroman within the fourth when Joey Wendle led off with a single and got here round to rating on a RBI single from Willy Adames two hitters later.

The Blue Jays discovered the scoreboard within the sixth.

Rays starter Tyler Glasnow issued a lead-off stroll to catcher Luke Maile. With Alvarado on in reduction, Pillar, who pinch hitting for Curtis Granderson, doubled to the wall in left and Devon Travis adopted up with an RBI single.

Toronto took its first lead of the collection two batters later when Pillar scored from third on a floor out by Randal Grichuk. Rays reliever Ryne Stanek thought he’d utilized the tag earlier than Pillar’s hand touched the plate, however following a assessment, Pillar was dominated secure.



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