ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- Tanyon Sturtze pitched six innings Thursday night to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Sturtze (3-1), who was 4-18 last season with Tampa Bay and did not earn his first win until Aug. 23, allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked one.
The Blue Jays, meanwhile, did not get a hit against Jorge Sosa (1-2) until two were away in the fifth inning. When they did, they rallied to take the lead.
Jayson Werth doubled and Chris Woodward walked and both scored on a single by Orlando Hudson to tie the game at 2-2. Hudson advanced to second on the throw to the plate, then scored when Shannon Stewart delivered an RBI single.
Toronto added insurance runs in the sixth against Al Levine when Tampa Bay failed to turn a double play. On a grounder to shortstop by Eric Hinske, Rey Ordonez failed to touch second base before throwing to first for the out and Vernon Wells came home from third.
Woodward drove home another run with a double along the right field line that evaded a diving George Lombard.
Tampa Bay got a run back in the seventh inning when Marlon Anderson grounded into a fielder's choice to score Chris Truby.