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Rays top Blue Jays in 10 innings, 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Luke Scott drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.

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Scott fell behind 0-2 in the count before taking four straight balls from Brad Lincoln. The Rays loaded the bases on Evan Longoria's double off Aaron Loup (1-3) and two walks.

The game featured a rare matchup of reigning Cy Young Award winners, however David Price and R.A. Dickey were not involved in the decision. It was only the third time since the Cy Young has been awarded in both leagues that reigning winners have faced each other the following season.

In the other matchups, Atlanta's Tom Glavine beat the Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees 6-2 on July 15, 1999 and the Mets' Frank Viola defeated the Dodgers' Orel Hershiser 1-0 on Aug. 28, 1989.

Clemens won the AL Cy Young with Toronto in 1998 and was acquired by the Yankees before the 1999 season. Viola won his award with Minnesota in 1988, then moved from the Twins to the Mets at the trade deadline the following summer.

Dickey allowed three runs and five hits, walked five and struck out five in six innings for the Blue Jays. He left with a 4-3 lead that Steve Delabar relinquished by giving up a solo homer to the first batter the reliever faced, ex-Blue Jay Yunel Escobar leading off the seventh.

Price worked eight innings for Tampa Bay, yielding four runs (two earned) and seven hits in eight innings. Scott singled to right field with the potential go-ahead run on second base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, but Longoria was thrown out trying to score.

Jose Bautista drove in two runs with a double and sacrifice fly for Toronto. His throw to the plate from right field prevented the Rays from taking the lead in the eighth.

Kyle Farnsworth (2-0) pitched one inning to get the win.

Dickey won a career-best games with the Mets last season and was traded to Toronto in December. Price edged Justin Verlander in balloting for the 2012 AL Cy Young after becoming Tampa Bay's first 20-game winner.

Neither pitcher has been nearly as effective this year. They entered Thursday night with a combined three victories between them, and the Rays had lost six of the previous seven games that Price started. Dickey had not won since beating the Chicago White Sox at home on April 18.

Longoria doubled and Joyce singled to drive in runs to give Price a quick 2-0 lead in the first. The Blue Jays answered with Brett Lawrie's RBI single in the second, as well as Bautista's RBI double and Edwin Encarnacion's run-scoring single in the third for a 3-2 lead Dickey was unable to hold through the bottom half of the inning.

Ben Zobrist lined a triple over the head of centerfielder Colby Rasmus, then scored on passed ball to make it 3-3.

Notes: Price's ERA dropped by a run - from 6.25 to 5.24 - without the left-hander throwing a pitch earlier Thursday. An official scoring change from his last start took away five earned runs from a 9-3 loss at Colorado. A seventh-inning, two-out infield single credited to the Rockies' Michael Cuddyer was changed to an error on shortstop Ben Zobrist. The play initially was scored an error had been changed to an infield hit after the game. ... The Blue Jays optioned LHP Ricky Romero to Triple-A Buffalo, designated RHP Edgar Gonzalez for assignment, and purchased the contracts of RHP Mickey Storey and RHP Ramon Ortiz from Buffalo. ... LHP J.A. Happ will not throw for a week because of the sprained knee he suffered after getting hit in the head by a line drive Monday night. Happ, whose skull was fractured in the incident, will probably pitch a game or two in a rehab assignment before returning to the Toronto rotation. ... Blue Jays RHP Brandon Morrow, originally scheduled to pitch Friday at Boston, had his start pushed back to Sunday after experiencing back spasms and a stiff neck in a bullpen session.

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