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Rays finish off sweep of floundering Jays

2:54 PM, Sep 23, 2012   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - B.J. Upton hit a solo homer in the first inning and Jeremy Hellickson tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings, as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0, to complete a three-game sweep.

Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Rays, who have scored 46 runs during a five-game winning streak.

Hellickson (9-10) gave up five hits while striking out six and walking two.

Chad Jenkins (0-2), making his first career start, allowed one run on two hits over five innings for the Blue Jays, who have lost six straight. He made 10 relief appearances prior to Sunday's start.

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