Blue Jays continue to struggle against Rays at Tropicana Field


    The Tampa Bay Rays are placing a significant league-worst 1-Eight begin behind them.

    Denard Span drove in his team-leading 24th run to assist the surging Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-Three on Saturday evening.

    Jake Faria (3-1) allowed a run and three hits in 5 1/Three innings because the Rays obtained their 11th victory in 14 video games to enhance to 15-16. Alex Colome, the fourth Tampa Bay reliever, obtained 5 outs for his sixth save.

    Denard Span batted in one among three unearned runs for the Tampa Bay Rays as they went on to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. 0:52

    “I do not suppose anyone is settled with .500 however we have got to get there first,” Rays supervisor Kevin Money mentioned.

    The Rays chased Aaron Sanchez (2-3) within the fourth, taking a 4-1 lead on Span’s single and a sacrifice fly by Matt Duffy. Span’s 24 RBIs have are available 90 at-bats.

    “Lots of participation by lots of people,” Money mentioned.

    Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. every homered for the Blue Jays, who’ve misplaced eight of 12.

    Sanchez, who entered 1-Zero with an 0.86 ERA in three begins at Tropicana Field, gave up 4 runs, 5 hits, 4 walks and had three strikeouts in Three 2/Three innings.

    ‘Home of horrors’

    “I believe my launch level was somewhat off,” Sanchez mentioned.

    Toronto supervisor John Gibbons has known as Tropicana Field a “home of horrors” for the Blue Jays, who’ve dropped the primary two of a three-game collection and have a 72-106 general file at the ballpark. Toronto had a stretch from 2007-14 the place it had 21 consecutive non-winning highway collection against the Rays.

    Gibbons was ejected by plate umpire CB Bucknor after the highest of the eighth for arguing balls and strikes.

    “That eighth inning, I believe there have been some calls,” Gibbons mentioned. “Within the coronary heart of the competitors, I assumed possibly a pair calls did not assist us out. However I have been identified to whine, too.”

    Wilson Ramos prolonged his hitting streak to 13 video games with an RBI single within the third that put Tampa Bay up 2-0.

    The Rays’ preliminary run scored within the first, an inning that noticed Sanchez stroll three, when second baseman Gurriel misplayed Ramos’ two-out grounder.

    Hernandez hit a solo homer within the fourth and Gurriel went deep throughout a two-run eighth off Sergio Romo. Hernandez drove in his second run with a run-scoring single after Gurriel’s homer.

    Colome changed Romo with one out and retired all 5 batters he confronted.

    “He seems to be like basic Colome,” Faria mentioned.

    C.J. Cron made it 5-Three on a sacrifice fly later within the eighth.



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