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Moore sharp, Rays finish 3-game sweep of Toronto

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  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore reacts Thursday after being called for a balk during the first inning.

      Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore reacts Thursday after being called for a balk during the first inning.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Moore pitched six sharp innings and Jose Lobaton drove in three runs as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 Thursday for a three-game sweep.

Tampa Bay has won 16 straight series against Toronto at Tropicana Field. The Blue Jays have lost 15 of their last 19 games overall.

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Moore (9-7) gave up one run and two hits, retiring 14 straight batters during one stretch. He won his third start in a row, striking out six and walking two.

The rookie left-hander is 8-2 with a 2.92 ERA since the end of May.

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