BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Austin Meadows had three hits, in conjunction with two RBI doubles, and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their 10-sport boulevard shedding move with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
Budge Franco hit his 2nd homer for Tampa Bay, which had dropped five in a row general. Yandy Díaz had two hits and scored twice.
The Rays trailed 1-0 sooner than Franco connected within the sixth inning against Robbie Ray (6-4). Díaz then doubled and scored on Meadows’ first RBI double.
Tampa Bay added three extra within the ninth. Meadows drove in Díaz all another time with his third double of the game. Taylor Walls also had an RBI double, and Mike Brosseau added a sacrifice fly.
“It was rather the pitchers’ duel early on. Robbie Ray was surely hard for us, then Budge comes up with the mountainous dwelling dawdle and then we had been ready to add on a little bit,” Rays manager Kevin Cash acknowledged. “It feels staunch to take.”
Ryan Yarbrough (5-3) pitched five innings of four-hit ball for Tampa Bay. Collin McHugh struck out six in three innings sooner than Diego Castillo labored the ninth.
Since getting back from the injured list on Might maybe well maybe 4, McHugh has an ERA of upright 0.32, allowing one earned dawdle in 28 1/3 innings with 45 strikeouts. The six he recorded Sunday had been his most as a reliever.
“It feels like a continuation of how I’ve pitched out of the bullpen since the muse of 2018,” McHugh acknowledged. “I’ve felt pretty cushty in this trend of position.”
Randal Grichuk hit his 15th homer for Toronto within the 2nd. Bo Bichette had two of Toronto’s six hits as the Blue Jays fell four video games at the aid of the 2nd-attach Rays within the AL East standings.
Ray allowed five hits in seven innings and performed with six strikeouts. He now has 119 in his 16 begins this season, the 2nd-most by a Blue Jays pitcher over their first 16 begins, trailing handiest Roger Clemens’ 122 in 1997.
Toronto was taking a overview to sweep Tampa Bay for the principle time in a 3-sport sequence since September 2015.
“Coming into the sequence, I was thinking we needed to utilize two of three,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo acknowledged. “Right this moment wasn’t our simplest sport, but I’m pleased with the two out of three that we took from the Rays.”
Tampa Bay recorded eight hits after mustering a complete of 10 and batting handiest .156 within the principle two video games of the weekend attach against Toronto.
Blue Jays: RHP Rafael Dolis (finger) was activated from the injured list and retired upright one in all the five batters he faced within the ninth inning, allowing three hits and hitting a batter. To make room on the roster, Toronto optioned LHP Prick Allgeyer, who made his MLB debut on Friday, to Triple-A Buffalo.
Rays: Return dwelling for a 3-sport sequence against Cleveland. LHP Successfully off Hill (6-3, 3.70 ERA) will face Indians LHP Logan Allen (1-5, 8.38 ERA) on Monday.
Blue Jays: After an off day, Toronto will confer with Baltimore for a 3-sport sequence starting Tuesday, with LHP Steven Matz (4-3, 4.48 ERA) taking the mound. The Orioles absorb now not but presented a starter for the sequence opener.
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