Is this any way to start the second half?
The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t get enough pitching and they didn’t get enough hitting Friday night. As a result, they fell back to .500 Friday night, losing a 6-2 game to the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto scored five runs in the fifth to pull into a tie with the second-place Rays, who managed only five hits on the night.
For Tampa Bay, starter Jake Odorizzi didn’t make it out of the fifth inning. Odorizzi gave up six hits and five walks in his 4 1/3 innings. Odorizzi gave up more home runs (2) than he had strikeouts (1), and he walked his first two batters.
Both Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak homered for the Blue Jays in their five-run fifth.
Grady Sizemore homered for the Rays.
Today, Erasmo Ramirez tries to tie Chris Archer for the team lead in wins with nine.