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Glaus, Hinske Power Jays Past Rays 6-4

May 22, 2006

TORONTO (AP) _ Troy Glaus and Eric Hinske homered and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a three-game losing skid with a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Monday.

Glaus hit his 13th home run of the season to help the Blue Jays rebound from a weekend sweep by Colorado.

Rookie starter Casey Janssen (3-3) won his second straight start. Janssen, filling in for the injured A.J. Burnett, allowed four runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out three and walked none.

B.J. Ryan pitched 1 1-3 innings for his 10th save in 10 chances. The Devil Rays put the tying run on third in the eighth, but Ryan got pinch-hitter Toby Hall to ground out to shortstop John McDonald to end the threat.

Russell Branyan and Josh Paul homered for the Devil Rays, who saw their season-high four game winning streak end.

Hinske, a converted infielder, made a spectacular diving catch in right to rob Jonny Gomes of a hit in the first. Julio Lugo scored on the sacrifice fly.

Glaus hit a two-run homer to center off Seth McClung (2-5) to give Toronto a 2-1 lead in the bottom half.

Branyan tied it with a solo shot in the second, but Hinske answered with a homer to make it 3-2. The ball appeared to either hit the top of the wall or the metal bar of the raised bullpen bench before bouncing back onto the field. The Devil Rays argued it hit the top of the wall to no avail.

Lyle Overbay’s RBI double and Gregg Zaun’s sacrifice fly made it 5-2 in the third.

Paul homered in the fifth and Julio Lugo’s RBI single off Jason Frasor cut it to 5-4.

McClung fell to 0-3 in five road starts. He allowed six runs and six hits in seven innings.

Zaun’s sacrifice fly in the eighth gave Toronto an insurance run.

Notes: Toronto manager John Gibbons was originally going to give CF Vernon Wells a day off, but he entered the game as a defensive replacement in the seventh. ... The Blue Jays and Devil Rays met for the seventh time this season. ``How often do you see the Blue Jays. You see them in spring training, you see them like 10 times in the first half of the season. We’re like the Washington Generals and the Globetrotters,″ Tampa Bay manager John Maddon said. The teams meet again in early June.

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