TORONTO, June 4 (UPI) -- Eric Hinske homered twice and Justin Miller pitched seven innings as the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to a season-high five games Tuesday night with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
The Blue Jays have won their first two games under Carlos Tosca, who was named as the replacement for the rest of the season for the fired Buck Martinez on Monday.
General manager J.P. Ricciardi made the decision to fire Martinez even though the Blue Jays had won their previous three games.
Despite the recent string of success, the Blue Jays remain in fourth place in the American League East with a 22-33 record.
Tuesday, the biggest contributions came from Hinkse and Miller, a pair of rookies acquired from the Oakland Athletics last December in the deal for closer Billy Koch.
Hinkse posted his first career multi-homer game, hitting solo shots in the fourth and eight innings off Paul Wilson (2-4).
Miller (4-2) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings. Three relievers followed with Kelvim Escobar working the ninth for his 11th save.
Wilson (2-4) went the distance in defeat, allowing six hits with four walks and two strikeouts.
The Blue Jays scored their other run in the first inning on a double by Shannon Stewart and a single by Jose Cruz. Stewart had a pair of hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Jared Sandberg homered in the fifth inning for Tampa Bay, which has lost five straight games.