Rays Win to Remain One Back Of NY, 7 Up On Boston

Longoria's RBI single lifts Rays over Blue Jays

By FRED GOODALL

AP Baseball Writer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Evan Longoria snapped an

eighth-inning tie with an RBI single, leading the Tampa Bay Rays

past the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 Wednesday night for David Price's

club-record 16th victory.

Price (16-6) allowed a solo homer to John Buck, a double and two

infield singles over eight innings. The 25-year-old left-hander

walked two and struck out seven before Rafael Soriano worked the

ninth for his major league-leading 40th save in 42 opportunities.

Sean Rodriguez homered, tripled and singled off Blue Jays

starter Shaun Marcum. Rodriguez was denied a chance to go for the

cycle when he was intentionally walked to load the bases after

Longoria delivered his go-ahead hit off Scott Downs.

 

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