Meadows gets 3 hits, Franco homers as Rays beat Blue Jays

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Austin Meadows had three hits, including two RBI doubles, and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their 10-game road losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Wander Franco hit his second homer for Tampa Bay, which had dropped five in a row overall. Yandy Díaz had two hits and scored twice.

The Rays trailed 1-0 before Franco connected in the sixth inning against Robbie Ray (6-4). Díaz then doubled and scored on Meadows’ first RBI double.

Tampa Bay added three more in the ninth. Meadows drove in Díaz again with his third double of the game. Taylor Walls also had an RBI double, and Mike Brosseau added a sacrifice fly.

“It was quite the pitchers’ duel early on. Robbie Ray was really challenging for us, then Wander comes up with the big home run and then we were able to add on a little bit,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “It feels good to win.”

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