TORONTO -- Pinch-runner Kevin Pillar scored the winning run on a throwing error by pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo and the Toronto Blue Jays won their ninth straight game and completed a sweep of Tampa Bay, beating the Rays 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Dioner Navarro singled to begin the ninth and was replaced by Pillar. Oviedo fielded Anthony Gose's bunt along the first base line and threw wildly to first, with the ball rolling into foul territory down the right field line. Pillar was waved home by third base coach Luis Rivera and slid home safely under the tag of catcher Ali Solis.
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Aaron Loup (2-1) worked one inning for the win as Toronto won for the 14th time in 16 games.
Molina was hit on the mask by a foul tip in the eighth and was replaced by Solis the next inning.
The Rays placed C Ryan Hanigan (right hamstring) on the 15-day DL and recalled OF Kevin Kiermaier from Triple-A Durham. ... Blue Jays RHP Casey Janssen was unavailable with what manager John Gibbons called "general body soreness." ... The Rays are off Thursday before beginning a three-game series at Boston on Friday. LHP David Price (4-4) starts for the Rays, while the Red Sox have yet to name a starter. ... Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist (left thumb) played second base in a rehab game at Class-A Charlotte on Wednesday and is scheduled to be activated Friday. ... Toronto begins a four-game series against Kansas City on Thursday. Royals RHP James Shields (6-3) faces Blue Jays RHP R.A. Dickey (5-4) in the opener.
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