by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE
It appears that the Tampa Bay Rays are looking for a little added drama.
Toronto broke a 1-1 tie with two tallies in the fourth before a four-run fifth inning helped the Blue Jays beat the Rays going away 7-2 Saturday.
Tampa Bay actually took the lead in the bottom of the first inning, as Ben Zobrist led off the game with double off the centerfield wall. He moved to third on a flyout by Sean Rodriguez, and scored on a single by Wil Myers.
Toronto evened the game in the third, as Jose Reyes and Brett Lawrie each reached on singles to start the frame and Adam Lind's single plated Reyes to tie the game at one apiece.
Joe Maddon had to turn to Alex Torres to get out of the third inning.
The Jays broke through in the fourth, as Ryan Langerhans started with a bunt single off Torres, moving to second two batters later on a single by Kevin Pillar.. After Torres got Jose Reyes to fly out, Maddon turned to Jamey Wright, who walked Lawrie to load the bases and gave up a two-run single to Lind.
Toronto added a pair of two-run homers in the fifth, one by Ryan Goins off Wright and one for Pillar off Brandon Gomes to make it 7-1.
Tampa Bay added their second run in the top of the ninth as Myers doubled and ended up scoring from third on a groundout by Young two batters later.
The loss drops Tampa Bay into a tie with the Texas Rangers and ensures the Wild Card race will not be decided before the end of Sunday.
Game 162 will feature left-hander Matt Moore (16-4, 3.23 ERA) will take on St. Petersburg native Todd Redmond (4-2, 3.77 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 1:07, with coverage beginning at noon on 1250 WHNZ with the Suncoast Hyundai Dealers Inside Pitch. The game will also air on 97.9-FM WXTB (98 ROCK).