Rays held to two hits by Dickey in 3-0 loss
The Rays watched their chance for a sweep of the Jays float away Wednesday afternoon like one of R.A. Dickey's knuckleballs.
The Rays were held hitless into the fifth and to just two overall by the Jays right-hander, who showed much more of his 2012 NL Cy Young Award winning form than he had.
The loss dropped the Rays to a 41-38, continuing their one-step forward/one-step back season.
Roberto Hernandez gave the Rays a solid start pitching into the ninth, leaving after Edwin Encarnacion homered on his 118th pitch.
The Jays got a run in the fourth, when Jose Bautista doubled and Melky Cabrera singled him in. They added on with solo homers by Adam Lind in the sixth and Edwin Encarnacion in the ninth.
The Rays had only three baserunners - James Loney singled in the fifth, Yunel Escobar singled in the sixth and Desmond Jennings walked to lead off the seventh.
The Rays are off Thursday, and then open a weekend series on Friday against the Tigers, with Alex Colome facing 11-0 Max Scherzer.