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Tonight-Sunday

What's new: The Jays have lost 33 of their past 48, with a run differential of minus-63, to drop to the bottom of the American League East. Though 3B Brett Lawrie and C J.P. Arencibia are back, the Jays' lengthy DL list includes several pitchers and home-run champ Jose Bautista (wrist, out for the year). DH Edwin Encarnacion, among the AL leaders with 40 homers and 102 RBIs, returned to the lineup Thursday after missing three games with a toe issue.

Key stat: The Jays are a majors-worst 11-25 in one-run games.

Connections: Rays INF Ryan Roberts and C Jose Molina are former Jays; Toronto 3B coach Brian Butterfield is a former Eckerd College assistant.

Series history: Rays lead 11-4 this season, including 5-1 at home. Overall, Rays lead 133-121, 74-50 at the Trop.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Up next for Tampa Bay Rays: Toronto Blue Jays 09/20/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:15pm]
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