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Rays Vs. Blue Jays: Rays Up 7-0 In Second After Rocking Ricky Romero

The Rays' bats woke up early Sunday afternoon in Toronto, blasting Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero for seven runs, six of which came with no out in the top of the second. Romero was lifted before he got an out in the second.

Evan Longoria doubled in a run in the first inning to make the score 1-0, but the bulk of the Rays' damage came in the next inning. Ben Francisco led off the inning with a home run to left field. Romero then walked Carlos Pena and gave up a double to Ryan Roberts. Jose Molina and Desmond Jennings then followed with consecutive RBI singles. With two on and no out, B.J. Upton hit a high fly ball to shallow right field that Moises Sierra lost in the sun.

With the bases loaded and still no out, Ben Zobrist singled sharply to center to score two more runs and make the score 6-0.

Romero then was pulled. Reliever Chad Jenkins got Longoria to fly out and Jeff Keppinger to ground out, but Upton scored on Keppinger's grounder. Ben Francisco struck out looking to end the inning.

Through two innings of work, Rays starter David Price has yet to give up a hit. He walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the second but got Adeiny Hechavarria to ground out to short to end the inning.

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