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Tampa Bay Rays

Stadium: Tropicana Field | Manager: Joe Maddon
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Rays.249538993.46
AL East Division4th3rd5th1st
American League 10th12th13th3rd

Rays gladly accept Jays' charity

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The Rays don't like the phrase winning ugly.

But after extending their inexplicable run of success Wednesday in a 6-5 win during which the Blue Jays made five errors and several other misplays, walked five, hit two batters and threw a wild pitch, they couldn't really call it an oil painting.

"It was more like a finger-painting," manager Joe Maddon said.

More than anything, the Rays were relieved. They took a 6-0 lead after three innings thanks to the Jays' generosity, and they nearly gave it all back. Matt Joyce, who earlier hit a two-run homer, saved two runs with a running catch to end the seventh inning.

As a result, Tampa Bay extended its big-league-best road mark to 14-5, maintained its two-game margin in the AL East by improving to 25-18 overall and stopped the Jays' six-game winning streak.

For a group that settled into its Toronto hotel around 4 a.m., that's a pretty good day.

"You take any win you can get," Joyce said.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGJames Loney , 1B.283
HREvan Longoria , 3B17
RBIEvan Longoria , 3B78
OBPMatt Joyce , LF.363
SLGBen Zobrist , 2B.407
RBen Zobrist , 2B73
SBDesmond Jennings , CF15
WJake Odorizzi , SP10
ERADrew Smyly , SP3.31
WHIPDrew Smyly , SP1.17
KJake Odorizzi , SP163
SVJake McGee , RP15
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