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05/18/2014 12:53 AM EDT
Blue Jays beats Rangers 4-2
TORONTO 4, TEXAS 2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays lead the major
leagues in extra-base hits and they used an effective
combination of those to beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Saturday
night and put themselves in position to move into first place in
the American League East.

Eighth-inning doubles by Kevin Pillar and Jose Reyes produced
the go-ahead run. Doubles by Anthony Gose and Brett Lawrie also
played roles in runs. Jose Bautista opened the scoring with a
first-inning home run.

Toronto has won four straight and 10 of its last 14 to move
within a half-game of Baltimore and the Yankees for first-place
in the AL East.

"We've got a quality team," said Bautista, who had two hits and
reached base in all five plate appearances. "When we execute
like we have the last couple of games, we do well.

"We have a lot of guys who have been around and have had
success. We have to keep coming out and executing."

Right-hander Steve Delabar (3-0) retired four straight,
including striking out the side in the eighth, to earn the
victory.

The save by right-hander Casey Janssen was his third of the
season and 19th straight in save situations going back to last
year.

Bautista's homer was his 179th with Toronto, tying him with
Jesse Barfield for fifth place in club history.

The Blue Jays broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh when Gose, a
speedster called up Thursday from Triple-A Buffalo when Colby
Rasmus went on the disabled list, led off by legging out a
double to left, stole third and scored on Melky Cabrera's
chopper to third.

"He wants to be here, and he's showing he belongs," Jays manager
John Gibbons said of Gose. "Guys who do what he does constantly
put pressure on the opponent."

Jays starter Mark Buehrle was denied his major league-leading
eighth victory. He allowed two runs over 6 2-3 innings. His ERA
rose to 2.11 and his road ERA went up to 1.00.

Buehrle had six assists, many of which had teammates telling him
he threw harder to first base.

"I don't know if I say in my mind I know I've got to kind of let
it loose," Buehrle said.

Pillar hit a cue shot down the right-field line off left-handed
reliever Neal Cotts (1-3). Reyes' two-out dunker into right off
Cotts scored Pillar.

Texas has lost four straight and six of its last seven to fall
seven games behind first-place Oakland in the AL West.

Michael Choice's third-inning RBI single to left tied the score
and ended Texas' scoreless streak at 15 innings.

"I've been through struggles as a player, as a coach and as a
manager," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "I have to lead
and come out positive every day."

Texas starter Robbie Ross lasted only 4 1-3 innings. In the
Rangers' last 18 games, they have gotten three quality starts -
all from Yu Darvish.

Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder sat out with a herniated
disk in his neck, ending his consecutive games streak at 547.
Fielder received a nerve-root injection on Saturday morning to
alleviate pain that he has felt since last season and, according
to Texas general manager Jon Daniels, causing weakness in his
left arm. The Rangers hope Fielder can return to the lineup on
Tuesday.

One of the 13 Rangers currently on the disabled list,
left-hander Martin Perez, confirmed before the game that he will
undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday.

NOTES: Recently retired Michael Young, a seven-time All-Star
with the Rangers, was honored before the game. ... With Toronto
C Dioner Navarro returning from the bereavement list, RHP Neil
Wagner was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. ... RH reliever Justin
Germano, designated for assignment by Texas on Wednesday,
cleared waivers and is deciding whether to accept an outright
assignment to Triple-A Round Rock.

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