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MLB: Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 3

Sept. 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Ryan Goins put Toronto in front with an RBI single in the fourth Friday and the Blue Jays slowed down Tampa Bay with a 6-3 victory.

The Rays had run off seven consecutive wins to take the lead in the three-team fight for the American League's two wild card berths, but they had only a one-game advantage over Cleveland beginning the night.

Tampa Bay took a quick 2-0 lead, but the Blue Jays scored four times in the fourth to take control.

Jose Reyes singled off Jeremy Hellickson to open the fourth and was sacrificed to second. Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria then misplayed a grounder off the bat of Brett Lawrie to put runners on first and second.

Moises Sierra and Anthony Gose both singled in a run to tie the game before Goins sent a shot to center that brought home Sierra with the go-ahead run. When center fielder David DeJesus let the ball get past him for an error, Gose came in as well.

R.A. Dickey (14-13) gave up two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings to pick up the victory. Sergio Santos worked the final 1 2/3 and collected his first save of the season in 28 relief appearances.

Hellickson (12-10) took the loss, surrendering three earned runs on six hits in 4 2/3.

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