A good time was had by all, as last season’s master plan continues to unfold.

Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion hit back-to-back homers off Alex Cobb.

Lefty Mark Buehrle befuddled hitters.

The Jose Reyes indoor track meet continued with his 11th steal and two more runs scored.

The Jays won their eighth straight game, 9-6 over the Tampa Bay Rays, on Tuesday night. It was their 13th victory in their past 15 games and 15,993 fans were at Rogers Centre to see it.

Yes, it’s about to get crowded on the bandwagon. Whuppin’ the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox was one thing, but skeptics wondered: How would they do against first-place Oakland and the Rays? The Jays swept the A’s and will try to do the same Wednesday night against the Rays.

A good time was had by all.

Everyone except battered-and-bruised catcher Dioner Navarro. On his follow through, the bat of Jose Molina, another card-carrying member of the catcher’s union, hit the knuckle of Navarro’s index finger. Navarro staggered towards the mound before being attended to.

Was Buehrle laughing at you?

“I’ll check the video,” Navarro told reporters. “And if he was ... I’ll tell him that I throw harder than he does.”

Infielder Brett Lawrie confirmed that there were some mound giggles. While they were worried about Navarro, Buehrle told Lawrie how he could go hunting in the woods and shoot an animal, but “he’d pass out if he ever broke a finger.”

Blood-and-guts Buehrle pitched 62/3 innings, allowing three earned runs and leaving to a standing ovation becoming the first Jays starter to win nine of his first 11 starts since Roger Clemens in 1997.