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MLB: Toronto 2, Tampa Bay 0

Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Carlos Villanueva combined with three relievers to throw a five-hitter Thursday while carrying Toronto to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay.

Villanueva (7-4) had posted an 0-4 record over his five previous starts, but he struck out seven and walked only one in a six-inning performance against the struggling Rays.

Darren Oliver, Brad Lincoln and Casey Janssen each worked a perfect inning of relief with Janssen collecting his 18th save.

Tampa Bay has lost five of its last six to fall 4 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees in the American League East.

Both of the Blue Jays' runs scored on a first-inning double by Kelly Johnson, who had two of Toronto's seven hits.

Matt Moore (10-8) suffered from a lack of run support and took the loss despite striking out seven over six innings.

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