Blue Jays vs. Rays - August 8-10

Monday, August 08 2016 @ 06:32 PM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

The Tampa Bay Rays are in Toronto looking to spoil the party again for the Blue Jays.

Series Schedule/Probable Starters

Monday at 7:07 pm ET - Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.70) vs. R.A. Dickey (8-12, 4.49)
Tuesday at 7:07 pm ET - Drew Smyly (3-11, 5.14) vs. Marco Estrada (7-4, 2.92)
Wednesday at 7:07 pm ET - Blake Snell (3-4, 2.95) vs. J.A. Happ (15-3, 3.09)

The Rays are in last place in the AL East at 45-65, 18 games back of Baltimore. They completed a 10-game homestand which saw them sweep a series (Yankees), split a series (Royals) and lose a series (Twins) to give them six wins out of 10. The last time the Rays were at the Dome, they humiliated the home nine with wins of 13-2, 12-2 and 6-3 back in May. Recovering in the MASH unit for Tampa are Oswaldo Arcia (right elbow strain), Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery), Matt Duffy (left Achilles strain), Desmond Jennings (left knee contusion), Logan Morrison (right forearm strain), Enny Romero (strained back) and Chase Whitley (Tommy John).

The Blue Jays return home after a 4-3 road trip that saw them win three of four in Houston before dropping two of three in Kansas City. Kevin Pillar is out until August 22 after being put on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb. Darrell Ceciliani has been summoned from Triple-A Buffalo. Ezequiel Carrera remains on the shelf with a left Achilles strain. The Jays are 63-49, one game behind Baltimore and two ahead of Boston in the AL East.

For more on this series, check out this preview from Sportsnet.