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Sports Rays edge Blue Jays in 9th

00:57  14 june  2018
00:57  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Blue Jays select 3B Jordan Groshans 12th overall

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Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile and closer Roberto Osuna celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, in St. Petersburg, Fla., on May 6, 2018. Jasen Vinlove/Reuters.

Sean Rodriguez's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning gave Tampa Bay a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday as the Rays recovered from blowing a 5-1 lead. Rodriguez drives in decisive run with sacrifice fly in extra innings.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Matt Duffy's RBI single with two outs in the ninth drove in the game's only run in the Tampa Bay Rays' 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Duffy drove in Mallex Smith, who doubled with one out and moved to third base on a ground ball.

Diego Castillo (1-0) got his first major league win after pitching two innings of relief.

Ryan Tepera (3-2) pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for the Jays, who were swept in the three-game series and have lost five of six to the Rays this season. It was the 12th time the Blue Jays have scored one run or none this season.

Curtis Granderson had the first three of Toronto's five hits, leadoff singles in the first, third and fifth innings and was the only runner to reach third base until Smith in the ninth.

6 Rays' pitchers combine for 5-hitter, beat Blue Jays 4-1

  6 Rays' pitchers combine for 5-hitter, beat Blue Jays 4-1 Wilson Ramos homered, six Tampa Bay relievers combined for a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night. With right-handers Chris Archer and Jake Faria on the disabled list, Tampa Bay is using relievers to start three times through the rotation.

UP NEXT BLUE JAYS : LHP David Price (15-5) will make his ninth start since arriving in a trade with Detroit. Price is 6-1 with a 2.28 ERA for Toronto. %2Fbaseball%2Fmlb%2Fsimmons-smacks-game-winning-hit- in - 9 th -as-braves- edge - blue - jays %2F.

Text Edge Style. None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow. The Blue Jays broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth by scoring on a wild pitch, getting a 2-1 win over the Rays . Associated Press May 6, 2018, 4:44 PM.

With two outs in the Toronto ninth, Aldemys Diaz hit a line drive that was caught by left fielder Johnny Field near the top of the wall.

Toronto starter J.A. Happ, who was 3-0 in his five previous starts, gave up one hit and three walks in five innings.

Rays starter Wilmer Font gave up two hits in 3 1/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 3B Josh Donaldson (left calf tightness) will run the bases Thursday and if all goes well could join Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

Rays: OF Johnny Field was back in the lineup after missing two games with a sprained knee.

SIXTEEN NOT-SO SWEET

Thursday's game at New York marks the start of a 16-game stretch in which the Rays will play only the Yankees, Astros and Nationals. "We're going to really see what kind of team we have here against the best in the league," Blake Snell said.

Blue Jays’ streak strikes out at Tropicana Field

  Blue Jays’ streak strikes out at Tropicana Field Perhaps the Blue Jays’ win streak was doomed from the start.Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, hasn’t been kind to the Jays over the years, a trend that continued Monday night with an 8-4 loss to the home team.The Jays came into the three-game series on the heels of four straight victories over the Baltimore Orioles, and seven consecutive quality starts from the rotation. Both streaks ended when Sam Gaviglio was knocked around for the first time since joining the club exactly a month ago, giving up five runs on seven hits through 31/3 innings.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected in the eighth inning. The Rays opened the scoring in the first inning. Before the game the Blue Jays recalled outfielder Anthony Alford and optioned relief pitcher Jake Petricka to Triple-A Buffalo.

Rays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez left one batter after Travis' double. He allowed one run and four hits in 4 2-3 innings. Bautista put the Blue Jays on top with a towering solo homer into the third deck off Steve Geltz in the sixth, his 18th.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-5, 4.33 ERA) will pitch Friday night against the Washington Nationals in the opening game of a five-game homestand.

Rays: LHP Blake Snell (8-3, 2.30 ERA) will start in Thursday night's opener of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium against Domingo German (0-4, 5.32). Snell is 3-0 with a 0.38 ERA in his past four starts.

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Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5 .
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Luis Valbuena homered twice, Kole Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night. Mike Trout went 0 for 2 with three walks in his 1,000th career game, ending his hitting streak at eight games. Trout, who has reached base in 31 of 47 plate appearances over his last nine games, was the designated hitter and is not expected to be used in the outfield during the series against Toronto because of a sprained right index finger.Calhoun hit a two-run homer off John Axford (1-1) in the fourth inning to put the Angels ahead 4-3.

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