Posted May 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Tampa Bay Rays have struggled since Jeremy Hellickson's most recent solid performance helped cap a four-game winning streak. With the right-hander back on the mound Monday night for the opener of a three-game series with the visiting Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay seemingly has a good opportunity to get back on track. The Rays (25-17) have lost three of four after falling 2-0 to Atlanta on Sunday, getting shut out for the first time in 55 games including the postseason. Tampa Bay has lost five of its last seven at home after beginning the season 13-1 at Tropicana Field. ''It has been awkward, strange, weird, whatever you want to call it, but then again we had a chance to win the game again today,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''In spite of all the adversity we do have, we were in that game and we had a chance to win that game. We went about our business properly.'' The Rays, though, have won four of the first five meetings with the Blue Jays t...
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