The Rays scored five runs in their first inning off Archer on two home runs, then went on to roll to a 10-8 victory over Tampa Bay. The Blue Jays have clinched post-season play for the first time in 22 seasons.
Archer gave up nine earned runs in his 3 2/3 innings in one of his worst outings. His record is now 12-13 on the season. He gave up a three-run homer to Jose Bautista and a two-run homer to Russell Martin in the first (later, Bautista added another homer).
It wasn’t a Cy Young sort of day for Price, either, who lasted only five innings and gave up five runs (four earned) in his effort.
Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits for the Rays, while Kevin Kiermaier had a single and a home run.
For the Rays, Matt Andrese starts today against Mark Buehrle.