Baltimore’s Luis Ayala (2-2) took the loss.
INDIANS 3, RAYS 1
In Cleveland, Ohio, Josh Tomlin pitched seven stellar innings to guide Cleveland past Tampa Bay.
Tomlin (5-5) limited the Rays to two hits; easily his best outing since April.
Choo Shin-soo led off the first with a homer off Jeremy Hellickson (4-5), Michael Brantley connected in the second and Travis Hafner homered in the eighth.
Luke Scott went none-for-three and set the Tampa Bay record by going 39 straight at-bats without a hit.
Thursday’s other results:
‧ Royals 9, Blue Jays 6
‧ Tigers 7, Twins 3