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Rays: Hot in Toronto, adventures in paddleboarding, Price's walkless streak ends

Rays at Jays

When/where: 1:07, Rogers Centre, Toronto

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers:

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (8-3, 4.67)

Jays: LH Mark Buehrle (5-6, 4.89)

On Hellickson: Has gone 6-1 with a 3.33 ERA over his past eight starts, and with only seven walks in 48 2/3 innings. Last pitched July 10. Is 4-2 with a 2.67 ERA in nine starts against the Jays.

On Buehrle: Allowed eight earned runs to Orioles in last start, and four or more in nine of his past 19. Is 8-4 with a 4.55 ERA in 21 games against the Rays, including perfect game in 2009.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Buehrle

Evan Longoria 7-for-21, HR

Jose Molina 10-for-31, HR

Sean Rodriguez 5-for-15

Jays vs. Hellickson

J.P. Arencibia 6-for-20

Jose Bautista 7-for-18, 2 HRs

Brett Lawrie 0-for-14

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Hot times in the city

With temperatures in the mid 90s and a heat index over 100, Toronto was not a comfortable place Friday, with the city opening air-conditioned buildings to the public. "It was hot, and it felt like it," manager Joe Maddon said.


OF Sam Fuld had one of the more interesting All-Star break adventures, a paddleboarding outing with his wife, Sarah, who is 6½ months pregnant, in the Intracoastal Waterway near their Jupiter home. With the weather going bad, they stashed their paddleboards and had to climb over crabs, spiders and a thicket to get to firm land. Then they walked a mile, barefoot, in the rain, to the car. Then they had to retrieve the boards. "It was pretty funny," he said.

Numbers of the day


Batters faced by LHP David Price since his return from DL before his first walk


Consecutive innings, a team record, without a walk by Price; the streak ended Friday

Rays: Hot in Toronto, adventures in paddleboarding, Price's walkless streak ends 07/19/13 [Last modified: Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:19am]
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