Rays vs. Blue Jays
When/where: 7:07 tonight; Rogers Centre, Toronto
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Rays: LH Drew Smyly (7-10, 3.66)
Blue Jays: RH Marcus Stroman (7-4, 3.83)
On Smyly: Making his fourth start as a Ray; hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of them. Has thrown at least seven innings in back-to-back starts. Hasn't allowed a run in three relief appearances against Toronto.
On Stroman: Has 6.33 ERA on the road but 2.70 ERA at home. Allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning in last game but threw nine strong innings the previous start. Has never faced the Rays.
Blue Jays vs. Smyly
Melky Cabrera 1-for-1
Colby Rasmus 1-for-1
Jose Reyes 0-for-1
Saturday: at Toronto, 1:07. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.56); Blue Jays — LH Mark Buehrle (11-8, 3.37)
Sunday: at Toronto, 1:07. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.17); Blue Jays — RH Drew Hutchison (8-11, 4.81)
Monday: at Baltimore, 7:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-10, 3.83); Orioles — TBA
After the Rays were held to one hit and beat the Tigers 1-0 Thursday afternoon, Triple-A Durham was held to one in a 5-2 loss to visiting Norfolk later that night. The Bulls were about to be no-hit by Mike Wright until Mikie Mahtook doubled with two outs in the ninth, scoring Hak-Ju Lee, who had walked. Cole Figueroa, who reached on an error, then scored on a wild pitch by reliever Brock Huntzinger.
Matt Baker and Marc Topkin, Times staff writers
How notable ex-Rays pitchers fared in their first game against the Rays:
Edwin Jackson (Tigers): 8 IP, 6 H, 3 R in 5-3 win
Scott Kazmir (Angels): 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R in 3-2 loss
James Shields (Royals): 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R in 8-2 win
Matt Garza (Rangers): 4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R in 6-2 loss
David Price (Tigers): 8 IP, 1 H, 1 R in 1-0 loss
Number of the day
. Hit by the Rays in Thursday's 1-0 win vs. the Tigers.
. Win with one hit in Rays franchise history.
. Loss when allowing one hit in Tigers franchise history.
. One-hit games thrown by David Price.
Quote of the day
"There had to be a surreal moment between the combatants, David (Price) and Alex (Cobb)."
Rays manager Joe Maddon, on what he called "just a crazy game" Thursday
AL wild-card race
Team W-L Pct. GB
Athletics 74-52 .587—
Mariners 68-58 .5401/2
Yankees 64-61 .512 4
Team W-L Pct. GB
Blue Jays 65-62 .512 4
Indians 64-62 .508 41/2
Rays 62-65 .4887