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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


James Loney 3-for-5, HR

Evan Longoria 0-for-7

Ben Zobrist 0-for-6


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]
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