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MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 6

Sept. 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Matt Moore tossed 5 1/3 innings for his 17th win Sunday and the Tampa Bay Rays hung on for a 7-6 victory over Toronto to stay alive in the AL wild-care race.

Moore (17-4) allowed three runs on six hits, issuing three walks while striking out four in the season finale for the Rays (91-71), who entered the crucial contest one game behind Cleveland atop the American League wild card standings.

Jose Lobaton highlighted a six-run first inning with a two-run double, but the Rays had to survive a near-total bullpen meltdown to finish the regular season with eight win in 10 games.

Fernando Rodney (4-3) was credited with the win after fanning Moises Sierra to end Toronto's comeback try in the eighth.

Todd Richmond (4-3) absorbed the loss for the Blue Jays (74-88), surrendering five runs on four hits before being lifted in the first inning.

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