Stung: Blue Jays ruin Rays' sweep with walk-off home run

Oh, heartache, thy name is loss. What was looking like a great weekend for pro sports in Tampa Bay turned into a bit of a letdown when the Tampa Bay Rays, bidding for a sweep, fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4.

It looked like the boys would be coming away with a W on the afternoon and coming home with a winning road trip but the hard-hitting Toronto team had different plans. The Rays had won just a single game in the first two series of the jaunt but managed to take the first two of this weekend set against the Blue Jays – a 9-8 nail-biter Friday night and a slightly more pronounced 13-1 shelling Saturday afternoon.

Rays starter Jeff Niemann earned a no-decision and looked okay on paper, allowing three runs on two hits, walking four and striking out five men through five innings. It was arguably the best start he’s had since returning from the Disabled List. With the Rays taking the lead in the top of the ninth, Rafael Soriano took the loss on the blown save attempt.