Blue Jays score early and often in 11-7 victory over Rangers

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Toronto Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal (5) follows through on a two-RBI single as Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff, left, looks on in the first inning of baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. The hit scored Alejandro Kirk and Matt Chapman. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Danny Jansen homered and matching a career high with four hits, Santiago Espinal tied his career highs with three hits and three RBIs, and Raimel Tapia hit a three-run homer as Toronto’s bottom of the order led an early onslaught in an 11-7 victory over the Texas Rangers.

All 11 Blue Jays runs came in the first four innings, helping Kevin Gausman to his fourth consecutive win.

The Blue Jays are a season-best 18 games over .500 and pulled within one-half game of AL wild-card leader Tampa Bay.