Offense continues to be a problem for the Rays, especially at home. Toronto pitching stifled the Rays again on Wednesday night as the Blue Jays win 7-4 from Tropicana Field. The Rays drop to 67-73 while the Blue Jays improve to 71-67.
Dioner Navarro struck again against his former team on Wednesday night. He smacked a 2-run HR off Chris Archer in the 2nd inning to give the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead.
Severe weather caused the lights at the Trop to go out for a while— and that delayed the game for 30 minutes. The game was stopped in the bottom of the 3rd inning. The outage was caused after lightning struck the 16th street substation which is right near the Trop.
Blue Jays tacked on another run in the 4th on a sac fly from Danny Valencia to make it 3-0 lead. Melky Cabrera’s sac fly drove home another run in the 5th to make it 4-0. Edwin Encarnarcion followed with a 2-run HR to make it 6-0 Blue Jays. Archer (8-8) went 6 innings and allowed 6 runs on 10 hits to get the loss.
Rays got two runs back in the 6th on RBI singles from Evan Longoria and James Loney. Longoria added a 2-run HR in the 8th. Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman allowed two runs over 6 innings to get his 9th win.
On Thursday night, the Rays and Blue Jays close out their series from Tropicana Field. 10-11 Jake Odorizzi goes for the Rays against 11-9 Mark Buehrle. Our coverage begins at 6pm with Tom Krasniqi hosting the Suncoast Hyundai Dealers Inside Pitch on 620am WDAE and 95.3FM.