TORONTO (AP) - Drew Smyly pitched a two-hitter and retired the final 19 batters for the first complete game of his career, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 on Friday night.
Evan Longoria homered and drove in three runs, and Wil Myers also connected as the Rays began a stretch of 26 straight games against AL East opponents with a comfortable win.
Smyly (8-10) allowed a leadoff single to Jose Reyes, that was promptly erased on a double play. After Steve Tolleson's two-out single in the third, Smyly didn't permit another runner. He walked none and struck out four.
Smyly is 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four starts since being joining the Rays in the July 31 trade that sent David Price to Detroit.
Marcus Stroman (7-5) was hit hard as the Blue Jays fell to an AL-worst 5-13 in August.
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