TORONTO (AP) — Ricky Romero's pitching line didn't look all that pretty, but the 'W' more than made up for it.
Jose Bautista hit his 38th home run, Romero won his sixth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Monday night to avoid a four-game sweep.
Adam Lind added a two-run homer as Toronto snapped a season-high four-game losing streak and overcame a two-homer night from Rays designated hitter Johnny Damon.
Bautista tied Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson for the major league lead in homers with a solo drive in the sixth that hit off the facing of the third deck in left.
Unable to harness his best stuff, Romero (13-9) battled for the second straight outing to stretch