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Rays Vs. Blue Jays Game Preview: Tampa Turns To David Price As Wild Card Chase Heats Up

David Price allowed six runs on ten hits in his last outing against Texas en route to his worst outing of the season and his first loss in two months. At the time, the Rays held the AL Wild Card lead. Now, Tampa sits 1 1/2 games back of the second Wild Card spot, and the Rays need a gem from Price in order to earn a split with Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

The Rays have lost six of eight overall, but Price (16-5, 2.53 ERA) has been Tampa's most consistent starter and rarely puts up two bad outings in a row.

Meanwhile, Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero (8-12, 5.50 ERA) is on a franchise single-season record 11-game losing streak after an 8-1 start to the year. He allowed just two runs over seven innings in his most recent start but still took a loss.

Game Time: 1:07 p.m. ET

TV: Sun Sports

Radio: WDAE 620, WAMA 1550

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