Rays Vs. Blue Jays Game Preview: Tampa Bay Clings To Wild Card Hopes

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 09: James Shields #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws a two hitter during the game against the Texas Rangers on September 9, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Charles Sonnenblick/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Rays open a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Where can fans catch the game?

The Tampa Bay Rays trail the Baltimore Orioles by 5.5 games for the second wild card spot in the American League. With only 12 games left in the season, the Rays open up a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

After a 7-4 walk-off victory against the Boston Red Sox, James Shields (14-9, 3.77 ERA) will start for the Rays. In his last start, he recorded a loss after pitching six and one-thirds innings against the New York Yankees, allowing four earned runs.

For the Blue Jays, Carlos Villanueva (7-5, 3.42) will start. In his last start, he pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Time/day: Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:10 p.m ET.

Place: Tropicana Field, Tampa, Fl.

TV/Radio: Sunshine Sports Network, WDAE 620 AM and WGES 680 AM

For more information on the Tampa Bay Rays, check out DRaysBay. For more on the Toronto Blue Jays, check out Bluebird Banter. For more new and information from around Major League Baseball, check out SB Nation's MLB Hub Page.

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