TORONTO -AP- Rookie Jacob Faria dazzled again and Logan Morrison hit his 18th home run of the season to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Tuesday night.
Six days after his big-league debut, Faria (2-0) became the third Rays pitcher all-time to win his first two career games, joining Jeremy Hellickson and Joe Kennedy. The victory was Tampa Bay's sixth in its last seven games.
Faria leads Rays to 8-1 rout of Blue Jays
The 23-year-old right-hander held the Blue Jays to six hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out eight and giving up one run. He was called up on Monday to replace Matt Andriese, who went on the disabled list with a hip complaint.
Corey Dickerson went 4 for 5 with a homer -- his 15th of the season.
Marco Estrada (4-5) had his shortest outing of the season, lasting just 3 1/3 innings after giving up 12 hits and being charged with six runs in his sixth straight loss to Tampa.
Taylor Featherston opened the scoring in the third inning with his first home run of the season, lining a drive over the fence in right-center field. Estrada's problems deepened in the bat-around inning when Morrison smashed a three-run shot into the second deck in center field.
Dominic Leone replaced Estrada in the fourth, but was unable to prevent Evan Longoria doubling home two inherited runners to extend Tampa Bay's lead.
Former Blue Jay Colby Rasmus tacked on another run in the seventh, driving in Longoria with a sacrifice fly. Toronto ended Faria's shutout bid in the bottom half of the inning when Ezequiel Carrera sent Russell Martin home from second with a line drive up the middle.

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