TAMPA - Back in July of 2009, Mark Buehrle twirled a perfect game against the Rays.
Wednesday night he made do by blanking the Rays on four hits over 8.2 innings.
Coupled with a pair of solo shots by Jose Bautista, the Jays hung a 3-0 victory on the Tampa Bay Rays and lead the four-game series 2-1.
With a victory on Thursday, the Jays would log their first series triumph at the Trop since April of 2007 — that’s not a misprint.
For Bautista, it was the 22nd multi-homer game of his career.
Buehrle was terrific this night mixing speeds — if that’s the right term for someone who tops out at 85 m.p.h. — as he struck out 11 against one walk.