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Rays get home runs from unlikely sources in victory over Blue Jays

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Well, look who has some power, after all.

The Tampa Bay Rays,  hardly feared on the other side of the fence, hit home runs in the seventh and eighth inning of Saturday’s games against the Toronto Blue Jays, lifting the team to a 3-2 victory.

Brandon Guyer tied things in the seventh, and Curt Casali gave Tampa Bay the go-ahead in the eighth as the Rays won to edge back over .500 and take over second place in the AL East. Guyer had only three home runs and  Casali one coming into the game.

Designated hitter John Jaso and Logan Forsythe each had two hits. Jaso is hitting .400.

Jake McGee got the win. For a change, he was the third of the big three including Kevin Jepsen and Brad Boxberger. Erasmo Ramirez allowed only one run, but he was pulled in the fifth inning.

Rays pitcher Chris Archer goes after his 10th victory for the fourth time this year when he faces Marco Estrada today.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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