Darwin Barney heads back to Toronto's bench on Monday

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 15, 2017

Estrada has been terrible in this match up but has thrown the ball well as of late so I'll back the Jays who have been doing well...

Tepesch was gritty in earning his first victory since September 16, 2014, when he was a member of the Texas Rangers, going six-plus innings while holding the Rays to one run off four hits.

Tepesch (1-2) last won in the majors on September 16, 2014, when he was with the Texas Rangers.

Among others who have made starts for the Blue Jays this season include Mike Bolsinger (5 starts), Mat Latos (3), Casey Lawrence (2) and most recently, Nick Tepesch and Chris Rowley. The Rays went 2-7 after hitting just.170. Estrada comes off of a 4-0 victory versus the New York Yankees where he allowed five hits and walked three over seven frames.

Josh Donaldson continued his habit of getting his work done early, going the other way for a home run to right field in the first inning with Jose Bautista on base with a walk to provide Toronto with a 2-0 lead.

It was also Donaldson's eighth homer in the past 16 games. And 11 of his 17 homers have accounted for Toronto's first runs in games. Tampa Bay was limited to four hits and four free passes with Wilson Ramos accounting for the scoring with his 4th long ball of the season.

But unlike his first outing in Toronto, Tepesch was able to limit the damage - although the Rays hit him hard at times. With the Tampa infield in, DH Kendrys Morales grounded out to second. Tepesch walked three batters and didn't strike out anybody, but he held the Rays to four hits and may have bought himself another turn in the Jays' rotation.

Jays starter Nick Tepesch allowed just one run on four hits in six-plus innings and throwing a season-high 96 pitches in a 2-1 victory

The Rays, who squandered six innings of three-hit ball by starter Jake Odorizzi, have lost eight of their last 10.

Refsnyder flipped the ball to Ryan Goins to try to tag Bourjos out at second base, but he got back just in time. Robertson made his way to second base on the same play and was tagged by Goins. Goins seemed a bit perplexed by it all.

The initial ruling on the field was that both Bourjos and Robertson were out on the play.

Loup still had some work to do, and he did it, striking out Lucas Duda before getting the risky Evan Longoria to line out softly to Refsnyder.

After Loup gave up a walk and struck out two in the top of the eighth, he was replaced by Osuna, who ended the inning on a groundout to shortstop by Ramos.

Roberto Osuna pitched a flawless 1 1/3 innings to earn his 30th save of the season.

Before the game, the Blue Jays selected the contract of left-handed reliever Tim Mayza from their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo. RHP Taylor Cole (fractured right toe) was given his unconditional release to clear space on the 40-man roster.

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