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Rays lose to Toronto

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TORONTO (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion hit his 13th home run in May, Dioner Navarro and Steve Tolleson added back-to-back shots and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight game Monday, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5.

Melky Cabrera had three hits and three RBIs as the AL East-leading Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 14 games.

Toronto has hit at least one home run in nine straight games and leads the majors with 73 this season, including an ML-best 41 in May.

David DeJesus, Desmond Jennings and James Loney all hit solo homers for the Rays, whose season-high four-game winning streak was snapped.

Drew Hutchison wasn't at his best, but benefited from strong run support to win his career-best third straight start.

Hutchison (4-3) allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings, matched a season-worst with four walks and struck out none.

Toronto jumped on Rays left-hander Erik Bedard with five straight hits to start the first.

Jose Reyes had a bunt single and scored on Cabrera's double. Jose Bautista singled home Cabrera but was caught in a rundown.

Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie both singled, but Bedard got Navarro and Tolleson to fly out.

The Rays tied it in the third on a homer by DeJesus and a sacrifice fly by Loney, but the Blue Jays reclaimed the lead with three in the third.

Navarro and Tolleson opened the inning with home runs on consecutive pitches from Bedard, who'd only allowed one home run in 37 2-3 innings coming into the game.

It was the third time this season the Blue Jays have gone back-to-back. Cabrera made it 5-2 with a two-out RBI single.

Tampa Bay battled back to tie it at 5 with a three-run fifth. Matt Joyce doubled and scored when Jennings homered on the first pitch. Loney followed with a blast to right, the first time this season the Rays have hit consecutive homers.

Toronto answered with a four-run, bat-around inning in the bottom half. Lawrie hit an RBI double and scored on Navarro's ground ball single, which chased Bedard. Alex Colome came on and issued a bases-loaded walk to Reyes, then gave up a sacrifice fly to Cabrera.

Bedard (2-3) lost his second straight start, allowing eight runs, seven earned, in four innings. He walked none, struck out two and had his ERA rise from 2.63 to 3.89.

Encarnacion led off the sixth with a booming drive to left off Colome, his 15th homer of the season.

The 13 home runs this month is a Blue Jays record for May, breaking the mark set by Bautista in 2010.

Toronto's team record for home runs in a single month is 14, set by Bautista in June 2012.
  
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