Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Rays Report

Rays: Joe Maddon confident protest will be upheld

Rays at Blue Jays

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.17)

Jays: RH Drew Hutchison (8-11, 4.81)

On Archer: Good start turned bad in last outing vs. Tigers with five walks. Has allowed only six homers in 1501/3 innings. Is 2-0, 3.24 in six starts vs. Jays; 1-0, 2.35 in three in Toronto.

On Hutchison: Lakeland native allowed 13 runs over 122/3 innings in past two starts. Is 2-5, 7.05 over past eight in first full big-league season. Is 2-1, 6.32 in three starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. HUTCHISON

James Loney 3-for-5, HR

Evan Longoria 0-for-7

Ben Zobrist 0-for-6

Jays VS. ARCHER

Jose Bautista 1-for-11

Melky Cabrera 4-for-11

E. Encarnacion 2-for-12, HR

On deck

Monday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-10, 3.83); Orioles — RH Chris Tillman (10-5, 3.55)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"I'm trusting they are going to interpret the rule properly and get us back to that point in the game."

Rays manager Joe Maddon, on his protest of Saturday's game

Streak buster

The Blue Jays' four runs Saturday ended at 19 the Rays' streak of road games in which they allowed three or fewer runs. The streak started July 4 in Detroit. That was the second-longest such streak in major-league history, behind the 21 in a row of the 1908 Cubs.

Smyly guy

LHP Drew Smyly and RHP Alex Cobb became the first Rays to win consecutive starts allowing two or fewer hits. That had happened once this season, done by Oakland's Drew Pomeranz and Tommy Milone. … Smyly on Friday became the fourth lefty this season to allow two or fewer baserunners in a complete game, joining Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, Chris Sale of the White Sox and some David Price guy with the Tigers.

AL wild-card race

Team W-L Pct. GB

Athletics* 75-52 .591—

Mariners 70-58 .547—

Tigers 68-59 .535 11/2

Yankees 66-61 .520 31/2

Blue Jays 66-63 .512 41/2

Indians 65-63 .508 5

Rays 63-66 .488 71/2

* Late game not included

Rays: Joe Maddon confident protest will be upheld 08/23/14 [Last modified: Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Storm routs Cleveland

    Storm

    TAMPA — Alvin Ray Jackson intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and recovered two fumbles as the Storm routed Cleveland 57-27 Saturday night in its home regular-season finale at Amalie Arena.

  2. Miscue sends Rays to another stinging loss to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays gave away DJ Kitty onesies Saturday night. Then they gave away the game.

    Rays centerfielder Mallex Smith misses a drive hit by Adrian Beltre with two outs in the sixth, allowing the tying runs to score. Beltre puts Texas ahead 4-3 when he scores after two wild pitches.
  3. Rowdies shut out Charleston

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies know a thing or two about stalemates, with five of their past 10 games ending in a draw.

    Rowdies in the first half during the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Charleston Battery at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017.
  4. Rays journal: Former closer Sergio Romo acquired from Dodgers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays made a move to help the bullpen Saturday night when they acquired RHP Sergio Romo, who had been designated for assignment last week by the Dodgers.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (23) throwing in the first inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, July 7, 2017.
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife's "not worth risk'' opinion on Daytona

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday defended his wife's Twitter post — and blamed himself for putting her in a position where she believed she had to speak out and upset some of his fans.

    Amy Earnhardt worries about Dale Jr.’s concussions.