Rays Vs. Blue Jays: David Price, Toronto Errors Lead To Tampa Sweep

David Price went seven strong innings, giving his offense a chance to break through with a three-run seventh inning that put the Rays ahead for good in a two-game sweep in Toronto.

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Rays Vs. Blue Jays Recap: Tampa Takes Advantage Of Toronto Errors For Sweep

The Tampa Bay Rays seem to be righting the ship, pulling out of a mini-slump in which they lost six of seven games to now win three in a row against AL East foes. The Rays completed the brief two-game sweep in Canada on Tuesday night, defeating the Blue Jays 4-3. One night after the bullpen had to go eight innings after Jeff Niemann was injured in the first, David Price picked up Joe Maddon's squad and went seven strong, striking out six and walking no one. He had a blip in the third inning, allowing three quick runs -- most of the damage coming on an Edwin Encarnacion homer. But Price settled in after that, keeping his team in it until the offense broke through in the seventh inning.

Trailing 3-1, Sean Rodriguez got things started with a 400-foot-plus bomb to right to cut the lead in half. An error by Yunel Escobar put Will Rhymes on second and Jose Molina at first. Elliot Johnson singled to left and Rhymes would capitalize on a Rajai Davis error to even it up at 3-3. The errors were obviously costly, as B.J. Upton grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to add the go-ahead and winning run. Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez deserved a better fate in the inning, but the Rays did what they had to to get the win.

Tampa now moves on to Boston for a hyped up series against the last-place Red Sox. It's another quick two-game set before interleague play begins this weekend. Jeremy Hellickson will face Clay Buchholz in the first game on Wednesday.

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Rays Vs. Blue Jays: Lineups For Tuesday Night

One night removed from a decisive 7-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays (19-17) at the Rogers Centre, the Tampa Bay Rays (22-14) look to grab another win and complete a two-game sweep of their A.L. East foes. The Rays are currently in a first-place tie with the Baltimore Orioles, while the Blue Jays sit three games back in fourth place. David Price, who is 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA this season, will get the start for Tampa Bay.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. EST and will be televised by Sun Sports. Here are tonight's lineups -- courtesy of the Rays' official Twitter account.

1 - Ben Zobrist - RF
2 - B.J. Upton - CF
3 - Matt Joyce - LF
4 - Carlos Pena - 1B
5 - Luke Scott - DH
6 - Sean Rodriguez - 3B
7 - Will Rhymes - 2B
8 - Jose Molina - C
9 - Elliot Johnson- SS

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Rays Vs. Blue Jays: Tampa Bay Looks For Early Series Win Behind David Price

The Tampa Bay Rays got a fairly comfortable 7-1 win against the Blue Jays on Monday night despite losing their starter very early in the ballgame. They can win the series on Tuesday if they can get behind David Price. First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 pm and you can find the game on Sun Sports.

David Price will take the mound for the Rays on Tuesday night as Tampa Bay will be seeking an early series win against Toronto. Price is 5-2 this year, but is coming off a loss to the Yankees in his last outing. While the Blue Jays can rake a little bit, they aren't the Yankees so this should be a little easier for him this time around. he will be opposed by Henderson Alvarez, who has been pretty impressive for the Jays despite his limited experience. He has a 3-2 record on the year as well as a sparkling 2.61 ERA.

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Rays Vs. Blue Jays Recap: Jeff Niemann Injured Early, Bullpen Carries Rays To 7-1 Win

The Tampa Bay Rays took the opening game of their short two-day stop in Canada on Monday night, defeating the Blue Jays 7-1. The Rays had to ride their bullpen after starter Jeff Niemann was knocked out of the game after he took a ball off the foot in the first inning. The pen picked up the slack for Joe Maddon, however, holding the Jays to three hits and one run over eight innings. Wade Davis was also used for two innings, combining with Cesar Ramos to get it to the bullpen regulars for the final three innings. It was the first career win for Ramos.

With the pitching staff holding up its end, the Rays offense came alive in a six-run fifth inning to put the game out of reach. Both Sean Rodriguez and Luke Scott broke it open with two RBIs each. Ben Zobrist added a 430-foot bomb in the ninth to make it 7-1. After dropping six of seven games, the Rays have now won their past two and hope to keep it going against the division foes this week before interleague play starts up. David Price will pitch the second and final game of the series, matching up against Henderson Alvarez on Tuesday night.

For more on this and every series for the Tampa Bay Rays, please head over to DRaysBay. As always, you can check out SB Nation's MLB Baseball hub page for more on this and every Major League Baseball series.

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Rays Vs. Blue Jays: Can Tampa Bay Stop A Streaking Brandon Morrow?

The Tampa Bay Rays start a two-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

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