The Blue Jays have been on a bit of a slide recently, losing seven of their last ten games overall, but the Blue Jays did take the first game of their series against the Rays on Thursday. Still, the Rays have to take advantage of the opportunity given to them as their opponents take on difficult matchups.
The A's take on the Boston Red Sox this weekend in a three game series, but they face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim seven times over the next two weeks. Baltimore have a big taking on the AL East leading New York Yankees and face New York four more times next week.
If the Rays can win take two out of three from the Blue Jays the rest of the weekend, Tampa Bay should be in good shape heading into the final weeks of the regular season.