Odorizzi's solid outing helps Rays beat Blue Jays

2014-07-12T16:37:39Z 2014-07-12T19:03:39Z Odorizzi's solid outing helps Rays beat Blue JaysThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 12, 2014 4:37 pm  • 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh inning and Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist delivered key hits during a six-run outburst that helped the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

Odorizzi (5-8) allowed three runs and six hits over 6 2-3 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander walked two and struck out seven to improve to 3-1 over his last five starts.

Kiermaier and Joyce had three RBIs apiece and Zobrist finished with two.

The 1-2-3 hitters in the Rays lineup also combined to drive in five runs during a six-run sixth inning. Pinch hitter Cole Figueroa drove in the first run of the inning, drawing a bases-loaded walk from Drew Hutchison (6-8) to snap a 2-2 tie.

The loss was the seventh in nine games for the second-place Blue Jays, who remained three games behind division-leading Baltimore in the AL East.

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