facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3

July 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM

TORONTO, July 21 (UPI) -- Chris Archer tossed seven effective innings and Tampa Bay smacked back-to-back homers Sunday in the Rays' series-sweeping 4-3 win over Toronto.

Archer (5-3) yielded just one run on five hits, working around four walks while striking out one en route to his fourth straight quality start.

Tampa Bay broke open a 1-1 tie in the sixth when Luke Scott clouted a two-run shot and Kelly Johnson followed him with a solo blast.

Jamey Wright pitched a scoreless eighth but Fernando Rodney struggled in the ninth for the second straight game before closing out his 24th save.

The Rays closer yielded a two-run double to Jose Reyes before inducing Melky Cabrera to ground out with runners at second and third, ending the game.

Red-hot Tampa Bay posted a three-game series sweep and claimed its 17th win in 19 contests.

Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey (8-11) was touched for four runs on seven hits over six full innings.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
NFL upholds Tom Brady's 'deflategate' suspension
Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr having back surgery
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals continue to have a blast
Troy Tulowitzki trade blindsides Colorado Rockies players
New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard shuts down San Diego Padres