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Gameday live: Rays vs. Jays



UPDATE, 4:21: Rays win 4-1. Maddon was again pleased with how they played, citing the offensive execution.

UPDATE, 3:35: Rays looking to close out 8th straight win with Jake McGee on the mound in 9th. Sonnanstine was pleased with his day.
UPDATE, 3:10: Rays lead 4-1 in 8th.

UPPATE, 2:43: Rays lead 3-1 in the seventh.

UPDATE, 2:27: Rays make a wave of substitutions after getting through five innings with a 3-1 lead. Prospect Alex Torres is pitching.

UPDATE, 2:23: Evan Longoria makes it 3-1 with a good at-bat, singling to left-center.

UPDATE, 2:22: Here's a question, if the Rays win one of today's games and lose the other does their winning streak first get extended to eight? Or does it matter which game ends first?

UPDATE, 2:18: Rays take the lead 2-1 on some good situational baseball - J.J. Furmaniak singled, Fernando Perez bunted him to second, Jason Bartlett brought him in with a single to right.

UPDATE, 2:15: Rays tie it 1-1 on a homer by C John Jaso off former Rays reliever Shawn Camp.

UPDATE, 2:10: Jays take a 1-0 lead with a single, a walk and a single by ex-Ray Joey Gathright off Wheeler.

UPDATE, 2:06:
Score is 0-0 going to the fifth, with Dan Wheeler on the mound for the Rays.

UPDATE, 2:04: Sonnanstine was very sharp over his four innings, allowing just the one ground ball single and one walk and striking out three. It was a significant improvement from his first start, and validated what he said about needing to just make an adjustment.

UPDATE, 1:27: Sonnanstine was sharp again in the second, allowing only a single that got by SS Jason Bartlett.

UPDATE, 1:18: No score through the first inning - Sonnanstine was impressive with a quick 1-2-3 first.

UPDATE, 12:27: Rafael Soriano was impressive in his first batting practice session. Maddon acknowledged that his command wasn't as good as Soriano wanted but said, "The ball out of his hand was really alive.'' ... He did give up a long homer to minor leaguer Matt Fields. .... Soriano said he will throw batting practice again on Sunday and pitch in his first game on Wednesday. ... Joyce said his elbow started bothering him today, though he was able to swing the bat with no problem. He didn't know what was wrong or how serious it might be saying "hopefully it will be 100 percent tomorrow.''

UPDATE, 11:11 Joyce was scratched due to a sore right elbow.

UPDATE, 11:07: OF Matt Joyce was scratched from the Rays lineup, replaced by Gabe Kapler. Joyce was on the field for warmups, but has been bothered by soreness in his legs.

DEVELOPING: Threatening skies but a plan to play here in Port Charlotte.

Here are the lineups:

Gathright, cf
Hoffpauir, 3b
Wallace, dh
Ruiz, 1b
Lubanski, lf
Padilla, rf
Emaus, 2b
McDonald, ss
J. Molina, c
Marcum, p

Bartlett ss
Zobrist 2b
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Aybar dh
Joyce rf
Kapler rf
Jaso c
Furmaniak lf
Perez cf
Sonnanstine p

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