DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Mejía hit a tiebreaking, two-run single throughout a seven-run burst within the eleventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays gained their eleventh straight recreation, outlasting the Toronto Blue Jays 14-8 on Monday.
Tampa Bay moved inside one win of the staff file for consecutive victories. In 2004, enjoying because the Satan Rays, they gained 12 in a row below supervisor Lou Piniella.
After each groups scored twice within the tenth to make it 7-all, the Rays erupted.
Mejía’s hit got here off Joel Payamps (0-2) with the bases loaded. Randy Arozarena doubled house a run, Austin Meadows had an RBI grounder, Manuel Margot knocked in two with a triple and Mike Brosseau added an RBI single in opposition to Tim Mayza.
Mejía had a Twelfth-inning grand slam within the Rays’ 9-7 win over Toronto on Friday evening.
A day after the Rays drew 5 walks throughout a four-run rally within the ninth to win 6-4, Tampa Bay batters walked seven occasions. Rays pitchers, in the meantime, walked none.
Joey Wendle hit a grand slam as Tampa Bay took a 5-0 lead within the first. The Rays wound up with a four-game sweep and took over sole possession of first place within the AL East.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit two of Toronto’s 5 house runs. The Blue Jays misplaced their sixth in a row.
Tampa Bay scored twice within the tenth, however Marcus Semien tied it with a two-run homer off Jeffrey Springs (4-1).
Guerrero’s second shot was a two-run drive within the eighth off Ryan Thompson to tie it at 5.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernández additionally homered for the Blue Jays, who performed their last recreation at TD Ballpark. Toronto dropped seven of 10 on the ultimate homestand and completed 10-11 at its spring coaching facility.
The Blue Jays will now relocate to Buffalo, New York, as COVID-19 restrictions in Canada forestall them from enjoying in Toronto.
Toronto supervisor Charlie Montoyo opted to have Trent Thornton begin the sport as an opener in entrance of the struggling Ross Stripling.
Thornton was on the verge of getting out of first scoreless however third baseman Santiago Espinal booted Margot’s two-out grounder for an error. Ji-Man Choi walked to load the bases and Taylor Partitions compelled house run on a free go on a 3-2 pitch.
After Toronto pitching coach Pete Walker was ejected for arguing, Wendle made it 5-0 on his opposite-field drive to left.
Stripling entered within the second and gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings.
Gurriel Jr. had a second-inning homer, and Guerrero and Hernández went back-to-back off Ryan Yarbrough within the fourth to get the Blue Jays inside 5-3.
Guerrero has 11 of his 15 homers at TD Ballpark. His first shot to heart went 461 toes.
Yarbrough allowed three runs and third hits in six innings and has a 23-start winless streak. The lefty, who usually falls an opener, is 25-5 as a reliever.
Toronto has 38 homers in 21 house video games, and entered with an AL-best house common of .278. On the street, the Blue Jays are hitting .230 with 30 homers over 25 video games.
The Blue Jays’ house ERA is round one-half run larger than on the street.
Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier (left eye irritation) began after coming off the bench Sunday. … Choi left with proper knee soreness.
Blue Jays: Montoyo mentioned CF George Springer (quadriceps) is bettering however no date for a rehab task has been introduced.
Rays: Tampa Bay LHP Wealthy Hill (3-1) and Kansas Metropolis RHP Brad Keller (3-4) will begin Tuesday evening at Tropicana Discipline.
Blue Jays: LHP Steven Matz (5-2) will go in opposition to New York Yankees RHP Corey Kluber (4-2) Tuesday evening. Kluber is coming off a no-hitter at Texas final Wednesday evening.
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