Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/10/14
James Loney was back home celebrating the birth of his first child, and Yunel Escobar was on the bench nursing a tight hamstring, so the Tampa Bay Rays were a little, well, hamstrung Friday night when they began the second half of the season against the Blue Jays. It didn't look good when the Jays used three home runs to build a 4-1 lead against David Price after three innings. But the Rays rallied. The fill-ins came up big. Price slammed the door on the Jays hitters and the end result was an 8-5 victory that pushed the Rays to a season-high 15 games over .500. "That's a Rays win," Price said. It was also the 11th win in their last 12 games. The Rays have also won 18 of their last 22. "Pretty much got to consider that a team win right there," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "We were minus two of our better defenders and everybody picked it up." Kelly Johnson, filling in for Loney at first base, had two hits, including a home run that tied the score at 4-4 in the sixth inni...
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