Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Adam Lind belted a two-run home run and finished with three runs batted in as the Blue Jays defeated the Rays, 7-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Rogers Centre on Tuesday.
Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie each stroked solo shots for the Jays while starter Ricky Romero (2-0) tossed six-plus innings, allowing three runs on eight hits with three walks for Toronto, which has won two straight.
Carlos Pena smacked three hits for Tampa Bay and Matt Joyce added a solo shot.
Jeff Niemann (0-2) was touched for five runs -- two earned -- on three hits while striking out five over five-plus innings for the Rays, who have dropped six of their last eight games.
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