Thursday, May 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: More history from beating David Price

Rays at Blue Jays

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 1250-AM, 97.9-FM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.56)

Blue Jays: LH Mark Buehrle (11-8, 3.38)

On Hellickson: Makes his seventh start since returning from elbow surgery. Took a no-hitter into the fifth in his last start but gave up three runs. Is 5-3, 3.08 in 12 starts against the Blue Jays.

On Buehrle: Since going 10-1, 2.10 over his first 12 starts, has gone 1-7, 4.89 over his past 13, including 0-1, 6.39 over his past three. Is 10-5, 4.18 in 25 games (20 starts) against the Rays, including a 2009 perfect game.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Buehrle

Desmond Jennings 8-for-19

Evan Longoria 11-for-36, 1 HR

Jose Molina 14-for-44, 1 HR

Jays vs. Hellickson

Jose Bautista 8-for-23, 3 HRs

Edwin Encarnacion 9-for-31, 1 HR

Colby Rasmus 4-for-22, 1 HR

On deck

Sunday: at Blue Jays, 1:07. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.17); Jays — RH Drew Hutchison (8-11, 4.81)

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

Tuesday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (9-6, 3.01); Orioles — TBA

Rays disabled list

• OF David DeJesus, left hand

Ryan Hanigan, left oblique

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow *

• INF Jerry Sands, left wrist *

* Had surgery, out for the season

More history from Thursday

Further research by the Rays and Elias Sports Bureau found even more historical notations from Thursday's 1-0, one-hit win over David Price and the Tigers:

• The Rays became the first team since 1906 and third in modern times (since 1900) to win a game on one or no hits with no walks or a home run. The 1906 White Sox and Cubs did it a month apart then met in the World Series.

• OF Brandon Guyer became the first player since 1952 to triple for his team's only hit in a win and first in any game since 2004, when Tampa's Luis Gonzalez did so for the Diamondbacks.

• Price became the first pitcher to lose a complete game while allowing one or no hits since 1990, when Andy Hawkins did so for the Yankees.

• INF Logan Forsythe became the 22nd position player in the past 100 years to play an entire nine-inning game and have only two plate appearances. It was last done by Houston's Jordan Schafer in 2012 against the Padres — with Forsythe at second base.



Quote of the day

"It was weird seeing David. It was a little more weird seeing his dad (Bonnie) in a Detroit hat."

RHP Alex Cobb, reflecting on Thursday's events

AL wild-card race

Team W-L Pct. GB

Athletics * 74-52 .587—

Tigers * 68-57 .544—

Mariners 69-58 .543—

Yankees 65-61 .51631/2

Blue Jays 65-63.50841/2

Indians 64-63 .504 5

Rays 63-65 .49261/2

* Played late Friday

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