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Recap: Blue Jays 3, Rays 0
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Tropicana Field
Date: June 26, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
  

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was impressed by Roberto Hernandez's start. The only problem was Toronto's R.A. Dickey was even more dominating.

Dickey pitched a two-hitter for his first complete game of the year, Jose Reyes went 0 for 4 in his return from a two-month layoff and the Blue Jays beat the Rays 3-0 Wednesday for their 12th win in 14 games.

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``He was on the top of his game,' Maddon said of Dickey.

Hernandez (4-9) was pretty good, too, giving up three runs and six hits in eight-plus innings.

``I think Roberto was fantastic,' Maddon said. ``That was probably his best game all year. Both sides pitched well.'

Dickey (7-8) retired his first 13 batters before James Loney grounded a single between shortstop and third base with one out in the fifth. Yunel Escobar had a one-out single in the sixth, then was erased when Matt Joyce hit a double-play grounder.

``I think the most frustrating thing is for Roberto to go out there and pitch so well - the last couple starts he's really pitched deep into games and pitched really well for us - and we just haven't been able to come up with a win and score runs,' Joyce said.

Hernandez struck out five and walked one.

``I'm happy about my start today,' he said. ``As I'm pitching more innings, I'm feeling more comfortable.'

Dickey struck out six and walked one. The knuckleballer pitched a one-hitter for the New York Mets against the Rays on June 13 last year, allowing B.J. Upton's first-inning infield single.

``We didn't hit, I think, even one ball hard,' Maddon said.

Only one Tampa Bay runner advanced past first base. Desmond Jennings walked and stole second in the seventh.

``Before the series began, two out of three against these guys would have been outstanding,' Maddon said. ``That's what we got.'

Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion homered for the Blue Jays, who had lost two in a row after tying their team record of 11 straight wins.

Reyes, the All-Star shortstop traded from Miami to Toronto during the offseason, had been sidelined since severely spraining his left ankle sliding into second base during an April 12 game at Kansas City. He grounded out three times, stranding runners on second in the third and fifth innings, and also flied out. His average dropped from .397 to.357 (15 for 42).

He also made a nifty defensive play in the first inning, going into the hole to make a backhanded grab and then throw out Jennings at first.

Jose Bautista doubled leading off the fourth and scored on Melky Cabrera's two-out single. Lind homered in the sixth and Encarnacion in the ninth.

NOTES: The Rays are off Thursday before starting a three-game home series Friday night against Detroit. RHP Alex Colome (1-0) will face Max Scherzer (11-0). ... To make room for Reyes, Toronto optioned SS Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo after Tuesday's game. It was a move that prompted manager John Gibbons to hold a team meeting to announce the news. ``It's always tough sending anybody out, but there's something special about this guy,' Gibbons said. ``He was so well-liked and loved by this teammates. He'll be back.' Gibbons said this is first time he has done something like that in his managerial career. ... The game was played in 2 hours, 10 minutes. ... 2B Ben Zobrist took a hit away from Lind in the second, diving to his right to field a hard shot and then throwing to first. ... Tampa Bay LHP David Price gave up two hits and struck out eight over five scoreless innings in his second rehab start for Class A Charlotte. The AL Cy Young Award winner went on the disabled list for the first time in his career May 16 with a strained left triceps.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Blue Jays at Rays
Mon, Jun 24 Final 1 to 4
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GAME 2
Blue Jays at Rays
Tue, Jun 25 Final 1 to 5
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GAME 3
Blue Jays at Rays
Wed, Jun 26 Final 3 to 0
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  +107   -200   8.5 
 TAM  -117   +170   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  +100   +145   8.5 
 TAM  -110   -165   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  43%   85%   81% 
 TAM  57%   15%   19% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 1 Under: 6 
 TAM 5 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 1 Under: 5 
 TAM 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 3 Under: 7 
 TOR 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 4 Cover: +100 
 TOR 3 Under: 7 
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 May 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 5 Over: 12 
 TOR 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 9, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 4 Over: 9 
 TAM 5 Cover: +100 
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 May 8, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 4 Over: 14 
 TAM 10 Cover: +100 
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 May 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 6 Cover: +130 
 TAM 4 Over: 10 
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 May 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 8 Cover: +128 
 TAM 7 Over: 15 
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 Mar 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 6 Cover: +120 
 TAM 1 Under: 7 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Jun 26
 
    Blue Jays at Rays
12:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Marlins
12:40 PM EDT
    Reds at Athletics
3:35 PM EDT
    Pirates at Mariners
3:40 PM EDT
    Rockies at Red Sox
4:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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