Hits by newly acquired Jose Siri and David Peralta produced the winning run for the Tampa Bay Rays in a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Peralta had two of Tampa Bay’s six hits, all singles, after they managed just two hits in Tuesday night’s 3-1 loss.
Peralta was acquired in a trade with Arizona on Saturday, and Siri came over from Houston in a three-way trade on Monday.
Ryan Thompson (3-2) got the win after pitching two hitless innings. Jason Adam worked the ninth for his fifth save in six attempts.
Teoscar Hernandez drove in Toronto’s runs with a first-inning double and his 15th homer in the fourth. Yusei Kikuchi allowed two runs and three hits in four innings, striking out five.
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Rays opener Jalen Beeks pitched one inning and Ryan Yarbrough followed with four innings, giving up Hernandez’s homer as his only hit.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s eighth-inning single was Toronto’s only hit in four innings against Thompson, Pete Fairbanks and Adam.
The Blue Jays entered the game as the AL’s wild-card leader after winning 13 of their previous 16 games.
Blue Jays starter Ross Stripling was placed on the 15-day IL with a right glute strain before the game. Centre fielder George Springer missed the fourth of five games with a sore right elbow, but he has resumed baseball activities.