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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Lowe, Margot help the Rays score 5th straight defeat to Blue Jays

scheduled tribe. Petersburg, Fla. ( Associated Press) – Brandon Lowe hit a pair of triples and Manuel Margot scored a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Lowe’s RBI triple took the eighth of three runs as Ray sent Toronto into their fifth straight loss. The Rays leveled 2-2 with three straight hits off starter Kevin Gossman (3-2).

Margot returned to the lineup after missing two games with a tight hamstring and extended her hitting streak to 10 games with her go-forward single.

Andrew Kittredge (3–0) won in relief and Jason Adam took ninth for his first major league save.

Ji-Man Choi scored Reyes’ first run with a groundball after Lowe’s leadoff triple in the second. A three-base throwing error on Gossman fired another Rays into the fifth when an RBI single from Mike Zunino made it 2-0.

Raimel Tapia led Toronto to fifth place with an infield single, headed for a walk and scored on a two-out single from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Pinch-hitter Vinny Capra led the first of three straight singles against Brooks Raleigh as the Blue Jays made it 2-all in the seventh. It was Capra’s first major league hit.

Gossman gave five hits and hit eight.

Rays starter Drew Rasmussen allowed one run on three hits in 5 2/3 innings.

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Blue Jays: CF George Springer left the game with a sprained left ankle in the third inning after crashing into the wall while going after Lowe’s first triple. , , .. c Dan Janssen, who hasn’t played since April 10 due to a slant strain, could be active early Saturday.


LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (0-2, 13.50) will pitch for Toronto on his first start since April 16, when he was pulled back by a left-arm swelling. LHP Ryan Yarbrough (0-0, 6.14) will make his third for Tampa Bay.


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