Back-to-back sweeps later and the Blue Jays don't seem to be slowing down. Toronto pulled out a great victory in the series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays to extend their winning streak to six in a row.
Charlie Montoyo's team had to fight hard at Tropicana Field going all the way to extra innings, but managed to win 6-5.
Biggio knocked in Brandon Drury from second to start the 10th with a double off Aaron Loup. Biggio went to third on a sacrifice bunt before Gurriel hit a sacrifice fly as the Blue Jays went up 6-4.
Rays' Yandy Diaz began the bottom of the 10th with an RBI single against Jordan Romano. The reliever got a grounder from Hunter Renfroe with two on for his first career save.
Toronto got a very good start from Matt Shoemaker, pitching five innings, and collecting 4 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. Montoyo pulled Shoemaker after 74 pitches.
“They’re deep,” Montoyo said prior to the Jays sixth consecutive victory, the team’s longest winning streak since 2016. “Deep in the bullpen. Deep in the rotation. Deep on the bench. They can match up with anybody.