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Rays Vs. Blue Jays: Tampa Bay Looks To Rebound Against Toronto

The Tampa Bay Rays open up a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on Monday. Can pitcher Jeremy Hellickson pitch the Rays to a series opening victory?

May 5, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) throws a pitch in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
May 5, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) throws a pitch in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa Bay Rays have been struggling a bit as of late, losing three of their last four overall and five of their last seven at Tropicana Field. They open up a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays in Tampa Bay on Monday night.

The Rays send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to start Monday's game as he looks to stay undefeated during the season so far. Currently, Hellickson is 4-0 with a 2.77 ERA. In his last start against the Boston Red Sox on May 16, Hellickson went six innings allowing one run on five hits against the Boston Red Sox.

The Blue Jays counter with pitcher Kyle Drabek, currently 3-4 with a 3.30 ERA. In his last start on May 16 against the New York Yankees, Drabek went seven innings, allowing one run on three hits in an 8-1 victory.

The game is scheduled for a 7:10 p.m. start time with television coverage on Sunshine Sports with radio coverage provided by WDAE 620 AM and WGES 680 AM.

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