The Canadian Press
TORONTO—Devon Travis got word of just how big his night was from all-star teammate Troy Tulowitzki.
Travis had a career-high four hits as the Blue Jays busted out of their offensive slump to score a 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays last night.
Travis had a triple and three singles, the last of which was a bases loaded go-ahead single in the seventh inning that pushed Toronto in front 5-4.
The 25-year-old is batting .371 (33-89) over the last 22 games and entrenching himself in the leadoff spot for the Jays.
“I think he’s just coming into his own,” Jays manager John Gibbons said.
“He has it all,” R.A. Dickey, the Jays starter last night, added.
“He’s got good baseball acumen. He’s a tough out. He’s a great teammate. We’re really blessed to have him as part of this organization.”
In other American League action, the Twins trounced the Astros 3-1; the Athletics outperformed the Orioles 3-2; and the Mariners blanked the Tigers 3-0.
Over in the National League, the Giants beat the Marlins 8-7; the Braves defeated the Brewers 4-3; the Cardinals downed the Reds 5-4; and the Dodgers crushed the Phillies 9-4.
In interleague play, the Rangers beat the Rockies 4-3.