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TORONTO -- Mark Buehrle provided the quality start and slugger Jose Bautista came through with the dramatics in Torontos first walk-off victory of the season Wednesday at Rogers Centre. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . Bautista tied it in the ninth inning with his second homer of the game and drove in the winning run in the 10th to give the Blue Jays a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Bautista lashed an 0-2 pitch from Kyle Farnsworth to right field that brought Colby Rasmus home from third base for the victory. Bautista, who had four hits and drove in all four Toronto runs, was mobbed by his teammates on the field as the crowd of 18,771 roared its approval. "Hes not just a slugger, hes a complete hitter," said Jays manager John Gibbons. "He can do a lot of things with that bat as you guys well know. That was clutch. He fell down in the count and he shortened it up and just -- boom. A simple base hit the other way for the game winner." Buehrle, meanwhile, allowed a season-low four hits over seven solid innings to help Toronto (19-27) take the rubber game of the three-game series. Aaron Loup (2-3) worked one inning of relief for the win. It was another missed opportunity for the Rays, who have had trouble closing out games this season. Tampa Bay (24-22) has blown leads on nine occasions in the seventh inning or later. "Its been kind of difficult," said Rays manager Joe Maddon. "That was another one that got away. Everybody is doing their best, theyre trying. Its just not working out." Tampa Bay had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. Evan Longoria hit a one-out double off Toronto closer Casey Janssen and scored on James Loneys single up the middle. Bautista answered in the bottom half with a rainbow shot to left field off Rays closer Fernando Rodney. The Toronto right-fielder now has 11 home runs on the season. Rodneys fourth blown save of the year spoiled a strong outing by Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson, who allowed four hits and two earned runs over eight innings. Rasmus led off the 10th with an infield single off Cesar Ramos (1-1), moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Emilio Bonifacio and advanced to third on a grounder by Munenori Kawasaki. That set the stage for Bautista and he delivered once again. "It was a huge moment and Im just glad that I was able to get that ball through the hole and drive in the winning run," he said. The Rays scored twice in the third inning but their bats went cold after that, with Buehrle and reliever Steve Delabar combining to retire 14 in a row. Janssen got the first out of the ninth before Longoria extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a double. Buehrle allowed two earned runs, walked two batters and struck out six. "It was just one of those things where everything was working, except the fastball early," he said. "When I had to make pitches, I did." Toronto opened the scoring in the first inning. Recent triple-A callup Anthony Gose drilled the first pitch from Hellickson down the third-base line for a double and Bautista drove him in with a single. Bautista then tested the arm of former teammate Kelly Johnson in left field after a deep flyout from Edwin Encarnacion. Johnsons throw was on the mark for the double play. Tampa Bay scored its runs after a miscue by second baseman Maicer Izturis. With Jose Molina at second base and Desmond Jennings on first, Ryan Roberts hit a slow roller to Izturis, who tried to barehand the ball as he rushed to make the play. Izturis couldnt come up with it and the ball rolled past him, allowing Molina to score. Ben Zobrist followed with an RBI single to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead. Longoria walked to load the bases but Buehrle got out of the jam when Loney flied out to Gose in left field. Sean Rodriguez opened the fourth inning with a double to left field. Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia later caught him leaning too far toward third base and picked him off at second base. In the bottom half of the frame, Bautista tied the game with a no-doubt blast that landed just under the 300-level scoreboard in left field. Both teams had seven hits and the game took three hours six minutes to play. Notes: Toronto is the first team in the major leagues this season to have three hitters with at least 10 home runs. Encarnacion leads the team with 12, followed by Bautista with 11 and Arencibia with 10. ... The Blue Jays have recorded 10 come-from-behind wins this season. ... Toronto beat Tampa Bay in a series for the first time since Aug. 6-8, 2010, ending the Rays streak of 15 straight series victories over the Blue Jays. ... Toronto will continue its nine-game homestand Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles. Right-hander Brandon Morrow (1-3) is scheduled to start the opener of the four-game series. The Orioles have yet to name their starter. ... The Rays are off Thursday and will begin a five-game homestand Friday against the New York Yankees. ... The roof was closed at Rogers Centre for the rare late afternoon weekday game. Jerseys NFL Wholesale .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Cheap Jerseys From China . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan?quarterback Wilton Speight didnt get the immediate beginning he wanted after winning a months-long quarterback competition to start under center for the No. 7 Wolverines.Speight threw an interception to?Hawaii defensive back Damien Packer?for an interception?on the first play of the season.After that, not much else went wrong for Speight or the Wolverines. The junior quarterback threw for 123 yards with three touchdowns to three different receivers as Michigan rolled up a 35-0 halftime lead. He finished 10-of-13 for 145 yards as the Wolverines cruised to a?63-3 victory.?While it took a full offseason for head coach Jim Harbaugh to publicly state his confidence in Speight as the starter, that faith didnt falter with the rocky start. Speight said the coach almost laughed when he made it to the sideline after throwing the interception.Obviously that wasnt the start I was imagining, Speight said. I was kind of rolling to our sideline and my momentum carried me right into Coach. He just grabbed me and held me and kind of starting laughing.Harbaugh said he was much more concerned with seeing how Speight would bounce back from his first major mistake of the year. Michigan started the following drive on its own 2-yard line, and the redshirt sophomore engineered a 98-yard touchdown drive capped off by a corner route pass to Grant Perry in the end zone that the coach said couldnt have been thrown any better.He responded in tremendous fashion, Harbaugh said. He had total command, and I think it bodes really well for our team and it bodes really well for his career.Three other quarterbacks --?Shane Morris, John OKorn and Alex Malzone?-- all played in the Wolverines blowout victory Saturday. Morris and OKorn completed all seven of their combined passing attempts for a total of 61 yyards between them. Wholesale China Jerseys. . Harbaugh said the competition among all the quarterbacks during August helped push each individual higher.Speight said he isnt sure exactly when he won the starting job, but he went into training camp with the confidence that it was his to lose. Harbaugh said he and the team had decided on Speight as their man last week, but the decision was not for public consumption before Saturdays first snap.You just kind of read body language and how practice is going and stuff like that, Speight said Aug. 23. I think guys will have a certain mindset going into the game. You just kind of feel it out.Speight played in six games as a backup last season, most notably leading a game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter against Minnesota.Harbaugh also had opted to keep his starting quarterback private for last seasons opener, ultimately deciding to go with fifth-year senior Jake Rudock. He went on to throw for 3,017 yards and 20 touchdowns as Michigan won 10 games in Harbaughs first season as coach of his alma mater.In other news for the Wolverines, top running back DeVeon Smith left the game early with a midsection injury but should be ready for next weeks game against Central Florida. Harbaugh said it was a coachs decision not to play All-America cornerback Jourdan Lewis at all in the first game of the season because of a minor injury. Lewis was in full pads on the sideline and is also expected to return next week.Starting defensive linemen Bryan Mone and Taco Charlton, however, are more in doubt for next week. Mone, who missed all of last season with a broken leg, will get an MRI for an unspecified injury. Charlton injured an ankle Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '