Blue Jays Salvage Finale From Rays

The Toronto Blue Jays (20-25) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays (25-23) 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Though the Rays were unable to complete a sweep of the Blue Jays in the three game series, they finished their seven game road trip with a 5-2 record.

Alex Manoah (1-1, 3.00) was brilliant for the Blue Jays pitching seven shutout innings in which he allowed just one hit while striking out seven and walking one. Aaron Civale (2-4, 5.92) took the loss for the Rays, allowing five runs, four of them earned, on six hits in five and one-third innings of work.

After Toronto got a run in the second, they added two in the fourth and two in the sixth to make it 5-0. The Rays got their only offense in the ninth inning, when Isaac Paredes hit a two-run homer with two outs in the frame. From there Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano came in to get the final out and earn his seventh save of the season.

The Rays now head home for a three-team, nine-game homestand that begins with the Red Sox. The first game between the Rays and Boston Red Sox is Monday night with first pitch scheduled for 6:50 PM - pregame coverage begins with Ronnie Lane hosting the Inside Pitch at 5:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620, your Home of Rays Baseball.


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