AL East Division foes will clash on Wednesday afternoon, when the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays conclude their series from Tropicana Park. Last night, Toronto managed just five hits during a 4-1 loss. SP Jaime Garcia (2-5) allowed four runs in five innings for the Blue Jays, who fell to seven games below .500 overall.
Thirty-five year old southpaw J.A. Happ (8-3 3.71 ERA) continues to pitch well for the Blue Jays. Last time out, Happ allowed just two hits and run over seven innings during a 5-1 victory versus Baltimore.
The Tampa Bay Rays have taken the first two games of this series by a 12-5 combined score. On Tuesday, Wilson Ramos connected on a third inning, two-run home run to provide the Rays all the offense that they would need. Sergio Romo allowed one hit and earned his second save for Tampa Bay, who is four games below .500 overall.
Tampa Bay skipper Kevin Cash has yet to name a starter for Wednesday’s series finale. The Rays currently rank 15th in team ERA at 3.99 runs allowed per game and seventh in batting average against.