The Tampa Bay Rays had back-to-back-to-back home runs to take an early lead on the Toronto Blue Jays and end their 11-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory.
James Loney, Wil Myers, and Sam Fuld all hit single home runs in order to take a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Starter Esmil Rogers was tagged with the runs and would eventually receive the loss, lowering his record to 3-3 overall.
Home runs don’t come often for those players; while Loney was able to get his ninth of the season, Myers and Fuld both hit just their second long ball of the season.
Tampa Bay got their fourth run in the next inning on an RBI by Luke Scott, his 26th of the season.
Jose Bautista scored the only run for the Blue Jays in the eighth inning, but it was all well too late for a comeback rally after an impressive seven innings pitched by Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson — he gave up just one hit and gets his sixth win of the season.
The loss for the Blue Jays ended their 11-game winning streak that boosted them to over .500 and back into the American League East pennant race. Every team in the division now has an even record or better.