The Tampa Bay Rays (10-10) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays (8-11) 5-3 on Friday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The loss is the second in a row for the Rays and gives the Blue Jays the opener in the three game series.
Toronto got the action started in the first inning as they put up a four-spot against Tyler Glasnow, led by a three-run home run from Marcus Semien. Though the Rays got a three-run homer in the fifth from Randy Arozarena, that would be as close as Tampa Bay would get. Randal Grichuk homered in the sixth to give Toronto insurance, and the 5-3 score that would hold.
Tyler Glasnow (2-1, 2.05) lost for the first time in 2021, though after allowing the four earned runs in the first inning settled down nicely. He finished with six innings and five earned runs allowed, striking out ten and walking two.
The Rays and Blue Jays meet in game two of the three game series on Saturday night - first pitch is scheduled for 6:10, with pregame coverage beginning at 5:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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