It is now official. The 2015 Tampa Bay Rays will forever be known as losers.
The Rays dropped their 82nd game of the year Friday, falling 8-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays had 17 hits on the night.
Rays had taken a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning on a three-run home run by Mikie Mahtook, his eighth of the year. But the Blue Jays stormed back with seven runs over their next two at bats to close out the night for the Rays.
Mark Buerhle finished just short of getting to 200 innings for the 15th straight year. Edwin Ercarnation and Russell Martin each homered for Toronto.
Richie Shaffer and Luke Maile each had two hits for the Rays.
Tampa Bay looks to Chris Archer, whose record has slid to 12-13, in this evening’s game.