Rays Strafe Jays 6-4

Hinske comes a single shy of the cycle; Longoria homers
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2008 9:41 PM CDT
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Dioner Navarro congratulates pitcher Troy Percival, right, on the save.   (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
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(Newser) – Eric Hinske drove in two runs and finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle Tuesday night, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 at Disney World. Hinske doubled in the second inning and added a RBI triple off Jesse Litsch (2-1) in the fourth before leading off the sixth with a solo homer.

The first baseman's bid to hit for the cycle fell short when Scott Downs struck him out in the eighth. Rookie Evan Longoria had a solo homer—his second of the season—off Litsch. Dioner Navarro (finger lacerations) returned from a stint on the 15-day disabled list to deliver two RBIs singles against the Blue Jays' starter.