Jays Batter Rays With 10-Run 6th Inning
Bautista hits 43rd HR, Blue Jays beat Rays 13-5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Jose Bautista hit his major
league-leading 43rd homer during a 10-run sixth inning and the
Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 13-5 on Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay lost for only the fifth time in 17 games but fell a
game behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East. The
Rays and Yankees, who beat Oakland 9-3, had been tied atop the
division for the previous eight days.
Bautista capped the sixth-inning outburst with a three-run shot
off reliever Lance Cormier that put the Blue Jays up 11-3. It was
the most runs scored in one inning by Toronto since an 11-run sixth
on July 25, 2007, at Minnesota.
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