Jays clobber Rays to split series

by Gary Shelton on April 1, 2024

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Paredes hit first homer of season./TIM WIRT

Monday, 4 a.m.

They didn’t pitch. They didn’t hit. They didn’t win,

Any questions?

The Tampa Bay Rays, winners of two in a row, ran face-first into the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Frankly, they didn’t look very good in a 9-2 loss.

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—They had trouble controlling the bath paths. The Rays gave up 10 hits and eight walks, which is a lot of traffic in a nine-inning game. The Rays, using the opener strategy for the first time this season, have now given up 15 walks in their two losses.

— They had just three hits, including homers by Randy Arozarena and Isaac Paredes. Only once all day did the Rays come to bat with a runner in scoring position.

— It left the Rays looking ordinary. The Blue Jays scored 20 runs in the series, but 17 of them came in their two wins.

Justin Turner had three hits and four RBI for the Jays.

Tampa Bay now welcomes the World Champion Texas Rangers for a three-game sires at Tropicana Field.  Ryan Pepiot starts in the first game against Texas’ Dave Dunning. The game begins at 6:50 p.m.

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