Jays’ of­fence silent again

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ST. PETERS­BURG, Florida — Matt Duffy saved his best for last.

Duffy’s ground ball found a hole be­tween third and short with two outs in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning Wed­nes­day and drove in the game’s only run in Tampa Bay’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

“Af­ter see­ing that many ze­roes, it’s def­i­nitely awe­some to come out on top in that game,” Duffy said af­ter a game in which eight pitch­ers gave up a to­tal of 10 hits.

Duffy drove in Mallex Smith, who dou­bled with one out and moved to third base on a ground­out.

Diego Castillo (1-0) got his first ma­jor league win af­ter pitch­ing two in­nings of re­lief.23 ⁄ in­nings

Ryan Tepera (3-2) pitched the fi­nal 1 for the Jays, who were swept in the three-game se­ries. It was the 12th time the Blue Jays have scored one run or none this sea­son, and the first time since Au­gust 2011 they were held with­out an ex­tra-base hit for a sec­ond straight game.

“I have no ex­pla­na­tion for it. It’s the way it is,” Toronto man­ager John Gib­bons said.

Cur­tis Gran­der­son had the first three of Toronto’s five hits.

Mariners 8, An­gels 6

SEAT­TLE — Mitch Haniger hit a two-run home run in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning to give the Seat­tle Mariners an 8-6 vic­tory and sweep of the three­game se­ries over the Los An­ge­les An­gels.

Nel­son Cruz and Ryon Healy also home­red for Seat­tle.

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