Rays Continue To Dominate Jays
Matt Duffy drove in a pair of runs and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Blue Jays 7-1.
Ji-Man Choi hit a solo home run for the Rays (74-63) who won the first of ten meetings between these teams this month.
Yonny Chirinos (3-5) was solid in relief for Tampa Bay. Chirinos allowed just one run, four hits and three walks over seven innings of work. He also struck out five batters.
Teoscar Hernandez plated Toronto's (62-75) lone run with an RBI single.
The Rays chased Toronto starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (4-9) out of the game early.
Making his first start since coming off the disabled list with a finger blister, Stroman lasted just one and two-thirds innings and gave up four runs and six hits.
He had one strikeout and hit one batter.
The Jays will hand the ball to lefty Ryan Borucki as they look to rebound at the Rogers Centre tonight.