Tolleson’s 2-Run Single Helps Blue Jays Beat Rays

FRED GOODALL, AP Baseball Writer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Steve Tolleson’s two-run single snapped a ninth-inning tie and helped the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-5 on Friday night.

Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista also drove in two runs apiece for the Blue Jays, who blew a four-run lead before using a walk and Reyes’ one-out double to set up the go-ahead hit off Grant Balfour (0-3).

Aaron Loup (3-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to get the win. Casey Janssen worked a perfect ninth for his 14th save.

Toronto’s Mark Buehrle labored five innings in pursuit of his elusive 11th victory, departing with a 5-2 lead that the Blue Jays bullpen couldn’t hold. He is 0-5 over seven starts since last winning on June 1.

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