TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as Happ became the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-0 on Wednesday night.
Troy Tulowitzki homered and had a season-high five RBIs and Justin Smoak also connected for the Blue Jays, whose 162 homers this season are second only to Baltimore. The Orioles entered play Wednesday with 170.
Happ (16-3) allowed four hits, all singles, to win his 10th consecutive decision.
Joe Biagini, Jason Grilli and Ryan Tepera worked one inning each to complete Toronto’s seventh shutout.
Tulowitzki hit a two-out, three-run homer off Rays rookie Blake Snell in the first inning, his 19th. The drive snapped a streak of 17 straight solo home runs by Toronto, which hadn’t gone deep with a man on base since Josh Donaldson’s two-run homer in the first inning of a July 20 win at Arizona.
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