- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014

TORONTO (AP) - For the first time in 11 games, the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t hit a home run. Instead, they used a dose of speed to extend their winning streak to nine games with a wild walk-off victory.

Pinch-runner Kevin Pillar scored the decisive run on a throwing error by pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo in the ninth inning and the Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay, beating the Rays 3-2 on Wednesday night.

“We can do more than just hit home runs to win games,” Pillar said.

It is Toronto’s longest run since an 11-game streak in June 2013.

Dioner Navarro singled to begin the ninth and was replaced by Pillar. Oviedo fielded Anthony Gose’s bunt along the first base line and threw wildly to first, with the ball rolling into foul territory down the right field line. Pillar was waved home by third base coach Luis Rivera and slid home safely under the tag of catcher Ali Solis.

“Speed can do that for you,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

Aaron Loup (2-1) worked one inning for the win as Toronto won for the 14th time in 16 games.

“It’s a pretty exciting win all around for the team,” Gose said.

Oviedo (1-1) faced just two batters.

The Rays lost their third straight game following a season-best four-game winning streak. Tampa Bay hit four balls to the warning track but all of them ended up as outs, including sensational catches by Gose and Melky Cabrera.

“It’s been pretty much how the season has gone to this point, but we’re going to change it,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “All these weird, awkward breaks, we’re just not catching them.”

The Blue Jays jumped on Rays right-hander Chris Archer with two runs in the first, loading the bases with two singles and a walk before Edwin Encarnacion singled to right.

The Rays answered in the second when Matt Joyce doubled and Wil Myers followed with a line drive home run into the bullpen in left field.

Gose made a leaping catch at the wall in center field to take extra bases away from James Loney in the third, ending the inning and stranding Evan Longoria at first.

“I kind of expect myself to make catches,” Gose said. “I really pride myself in defense.”

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