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MLB: Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 2

Aug. 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Adam Lind ripped two solo homers Saturday, helping the Toronto Blue Jays cool off Tampa Bay 6-2.

Lind's first bases-empty blast came in the sixth inning and gave the Blue Jays a 4-2 lead, while his second capped the scoring in the eighth as Toronto rebounded from a 5-4 loss in Friday's three-game series opener.

Jose Bautista also went deep while Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie each added an RBI for the winners.

J.A. Happ (3-2) went 5 1/3 innings to claim the victory, surrendering two runs on five hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Roberto Hernandez (6-13) absorbed the loss after coughing up five runs (four earned) on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings as the Rays saw their three-game winning streak snapped.

The second-place Rays, who had pulled to within one game of American League East-leading Boston during the streak, fell to two games back with the loss.

Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar each drove in a run for Tampa Bay.

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