- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

TORONTO (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run, Justin Smoak added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday night.

Both homers came in a five-run fifth, the ML-leading 36th time this season the Blue Jays have scored four or more in a single inning. Toronto has 19 five-run innings, also a league best.

Donaldson went 1 for 2 with two walks and raised his RBI total to 62, tying him with New York’s Mark Teixeira for the AL lead.

The Blue Jays won for the first time in five meetings with Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi (5-6), who came in 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA against Toronto. He allowed six runs and six hits in 4 1-3 innings, losing for the first time in four starts. He matched a career-high with five walks.

Grady Sizemore homered for the Rays, who had won three straight heading into the All-Star break.

Drew Hutchison (9-2) allowed two runs and two hits in six innings, improving to 7-1 with a 2.21 ERA in nine home starts. He’s 2-1 with an 8.81 ERA in 10 road starts.

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, who sat out Tuesday’s All-Star game to get treatment on his sore right shoulder, returned to right field. Bautista was the DH in Toronto’s final game before the break.

Sizemore opened the scoring with a two-out homer in the third, snapping an 0 for 20 slump. Toronto tied it in the fourth on Chris Colabello’s sacrifice fly.

The Blue Jays, who lead baseball with 492 runs, chased Odorizzi in the fifth. Devon Travis singled, went to second on a sacrifice and scored on Donaldson’s team-leading 22nd homer.

Bautista walked and Edwin Encarnacion doubled before Smoak drilled a first-pitch homer into the left field bullpen.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rays: OF Steven Souza Jr. (right finger) worked out with Class-A Charlotte Friday and could DH Saturday.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (strained back muscle) allowed two runs and five hits in 3 1-3 innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo Thursday. Manager John Gibbons said Sanchez will need at least one more rehab start before he is activated. Sanchez hasn’t pitched for the Blue Jays since June 5.

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Rays: RHP Erasmo Ramirez ( 8-3, 3.63 ERA) allowed season highs of nine runs and nine hits in 3 1-3 innings of an April 15 loss at Toronto, but has gone 8-2 since. Ramirez has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his past eight starts, the third longest streak in Rays history.

Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey 93-10, 4.87 ERA) has lost four straight decisions and hasn’t won since beating the Mets on June 18. The knuckleballer is 0-3 with a 6.11 ERA in three starts against the Rays this season.

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