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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
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Smyly to make first career start against the Blue Jays tonight

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TORONTO – The Rays find themselves in a comfortable setting tonight – the road – as they begin a three-game weekend series with the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre

The Rays are the only team in the majors with a winning record on the road and a losing record overall. They also bring a streak of 18 consecutive games of allowing three or fewer runs during road games into tonight’s game.

They begin the night seven games out of the second AL wild Card spot and three games behind the Jays and Yankees. Both AL East rivals sit four games behind the Tigers, who currently hold the second Wild Card spot.

Drew Smyly makes his first career start against the Jays tonight. He will be opposed by rookie Marcus Stroman.

Here are the lineups:

RAYS

Jennings CF

Zobrist 2B

Joyce LF

Longoria 3B

Loney 1B

Myers DH

Escobar SS

Casali C

Kiermaie3r RF

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Smyly LHP (7-10, 3.66)

BLUE JAYS

Reyes SS

Cabrera LF

Bautista RF

Encarnacion 1B

Valencia 3B

Navarro C

Rasmus C

Reimold DH

Tolleson 2B

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Stroman RHP (7-4, 3.83)

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