Rocky Day For Price; Rays Fall To Jays 5-4
David Price threw 41 pitches over two innings of work in Wednesday’s loss to the Blue Jays as the Rays dropped their third straight.
Price cruised through the first inning allowing no hits, but ran into some trouble in the second inning. After retiring the first batter of the second, Price gave up a double to leftfielder Juan Rivera and then a two-run homer to first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.
Price finished the game with 44 pitches, one strikeout, two walks, two hits, and three runs allowed.
Right-handers Johah Bayliss and Wade Davis pitched scoreless innings (third and fourth respectively) for the Rays following Price’s departure.
Offensively, the most productive inning for Tampa Bay came in the sixth. Reid Brignac led off the inning with a single, followed by a double by Ben Zobrist, and an RBI double by Dan Johnson.
The Rays, possessed a 4-3 lead going into the ninth, but let the lead slip away. A two run walk-off single by Jon Diaz off of Richard De Los Santos secured the win for Toronto.