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GAME OF THE DAY

Blue Jays' Purcey shuts down Rays

September 08, 2008|From the Associated Press

TORONTO -- David Purcey gave up six hits in eight innings and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep with a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, extending their winning streak to eight games.

The American League East-leading Rays lost for the fifth time in six games.

Rod Barajas drove in the run with a second-inning sacrifice fly.

Right-hander Matt Garza (11-9) gave up one run and six hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out seven.

Purcey (3-5) ended his outing by getting out of a jam in the eighth inning, loading the bases with two out but getting Rocco Baldelli on a fly ball to left field to end the inning.

The rookie left-hander struck out seven.

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