September 3, 2014 10:39 pm

Blue Jays beat Rays 7-4

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Aaron Sanchez, right, shakes hands with catcher Dioner Navarro after closing out the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Dioner Navarro and Edwin Encarnacion each hit two-run home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays rolled to their fourth straight win with a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wedesnday night.

Adam Lind had four straight hits and scored twice for the Jays, who have won a road series against the Rays for the first time in more than seven years.

Marcus Stroman pitched five shutout innings before giving up two runs on four hits in the sixth.

Navarro homered for the second straight night, giving Toronto a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Encarnacion’s 29th homer completed a three-run run fifth inning off Rays starter Chris Archer (8-8) that gave Toronto a 6-0 lead.

Stroman (9-5) gave up seven hits and two runs in six innings, winning his second straight start.

Aaron Sanchez pitched the ninth for his second save.

Global News

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