Sturtze (3-1), who was 4-18 last season and did not earn his first win until August 23, allowed two runs and six hits with three strikeouts and a walk.
"It was nice to get a win," he said. "It was nice to see us play well as a team. I do not think I put any added pressure on me, but I am extremely happy with the result. I kept with my game plan and kept pitching OK."
did not get a hit off
(1-2) until two outs in the fifth inning. When they did, they rallied to take the lead.
"(Sosa) threw the ball pretty well," Tampa Bay manager
said. "He had a no-hitter for 4 2/3 innings, then the double and some young mistakes, a walk, wild pitch and before you know it, they had three runs with two outs. We've got to learn how to close out the inning."
Toronto added insurance runs in the sixth against
when Tampa Bay failed to turn a double play. On
's grounder to shortstop,
failed to touch second base before throwing to first for the out as
Woodward drove in another run with a double down the right field line that evaded a diving
Anderson also singled to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
got on the board in the second inning when the
could not turn a double play on Ordonez's grounder to shortstop. When second baseman Hudson threw away the ball, Ordonez reached second, then scored an unearned run on
"Hudson came back from the scoring error to come up with the big hit," Sturtze said. "This is a great team to pitch for because they always find a way to come up with runs for you."
finished a disappointing 11-game road trip on a high note with their third win.
"It was a weight to get off our shoulders," Toronto manager Carlos Tosca said. "It was very nice to get a win tonight. We hit a lot of balls hard, but they made a lot of great plays. Sturtze was pretty good."
have not won a series since taking two of three from the
on April 8-10.