Rays Beat Blue Jays 4-3 to Complete Sweep

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Toronto, CAN - Luke Scott and Kelly Johnson hit back-to-back home runs, Evan Longoria also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays survived a late scare to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep.

The surging Rays have won 13 of their past 14 games and 20 of their past 24. After starting the season 14-18, Tampa Bay is a major league-best 44-23 since May 8.

Rays right-hander Chris Archer pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision, improving to 4-0 with an 1.62 ERA in his past six starts, including his first career shutout against Houston on July 14.

Archer (5-3) allowed five hits, walked four and struck out one.

R.A. Dickey (8-11) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, walked one and struck out eight. He gave up three home runs for the third time this season.


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