Sloppy defense dooms Rays, winning streak ends at 7

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Updated: September 27, 2013

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – A typically sure-handed defense may have
weakened the Rays’ grasp on a playoff spot.

Tampa Bay committed three errors in Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays
at Rogers Centre.

The AL wild card-leading Rays are presently a half-game ahead of Cleveland and
1 1/2 games up on Texas. Both the Indians and Rangers are still in action.

Moises Sierra had two RBI and Jose Reyes scored twice for the Blue Jays, who
snapped the Rays’ seven-game winning streak.

R.A. Dickey (14-13), the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, gave up a solo
homer in each of the first two innings to Ben Zobrist and Delmon Young, but
silenced Tampa Bay over the remainder of his outing.

Jeremy Hellickson (12-10) was perfect as he breezed through the first three
innings, but things quickly unraveled for the Tampa Bay right-hander, who was
tagged for six runs, half of which were earned, and six hits while recording
only five more outs.