vs. Blue Jays
What's new: The Blue Jays continue their late-season stumble, having not won a series since late August. 2B Aaron Hill and OF Adam Lind are having great seasons, and RHP Roy Halladay is, well, Roy Halladay, but the rest of the squad isn't much.
Key stat: Hill's 32 homers are the most by a middle infielder in the majors this season and the most by an AL second baseman since Alfonso Soriano hit 35 for Texas in 2005.
Connections: Jays RHP Shawn Camp and OF Jose Bautista are former Rays, bench coach Brian Butterfield a former Eckerd assistant. Rays OF Gabe Gross and C Gregg Zaun are former Jays.
Series history: Rays lead 11-4 this season (matching their most wins in a season vs. Toronto), including 5-1 at the Trop. Jays lead 103-97 overall; Rays lead 54-43 at home.