After ending a streak of three consecutive series losses, the Tampa Bay Rays can complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon. With its starting rotation ravaged by injuries, Tampa Bay used six relievers to stymie the Blue Jays in Tuesday's 4-1 victory and will hope to utilize the same formula in the series finale.

Wilson Ramos provided the Rays with all the runs they needed, swatting a two-run homer to extend his hitting streak to five games. Joey Wendle and Mallex Smith delivered RBI singles for Tampa Bay, which after Wednesday will play 14 of its next 16 games against the New York Yankees and Houston. Toronto amassed 56 hits in a four-game sweep of Baltimore before dropping the first two against the Rays, who managed only five singles in Tuesday's defeat. First baseman Justin Smoak was hitless in three at-bats and is 0-for-16 over the last five games.

TV: 1:10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet (Toronto), FS Sun (Tampa Bay)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays LH J.A. Happ (8-3, 3.71 ERA) vs. Rays RH Wilmer Font (0-3, 9.59)

Happ improved to 4-0 in his last five outings with another strong effort versus Baltimore, allowing one unearned run on two hits over seven innings. It was the sixth quality start in the last nine turns for the 35-year-old, who is 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA in five outings away from home. Matt Duffy is 5-for-10 with a homer and three RBIs against Happ, who has struggled in 15 appearances versus Tampa Bay with a 3-4 record and 5.05 ERA.

After ugly stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics this season, Font is finding a home with the Rays, sporting a 3.24 ERA in his five appearances. He served as the opener last time out in his first outing at Tropicana Park on Friday versus Seattle and took the loss after striking out a season-high five and giving up two runs and two hits in 2 1/3 innings. Matt Andriese is expected to follow Font to the mound.

WALK-OFFS

1. Rays RHP Chris Archer (abdominal strain) could remain sidelined through the All-Star break.

2. Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman (shoulder) is scheduled for a rehab start at Class A Dunedin on Wednesday night.

3. The Rays signed LH Matt Liberatore, their first-round pick in this month's draft.

PREDICTION: Blue Jays 4, Rays 2

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Team Name

AWAY
J.A. Happ Pitching order:1
Seunghwan Oh Pitching order:2
Danny Barnes Pitching order:3
Aaron Loup Pitching order:4
Ryan Tepera Pitching order:5
Teoscar Hernandez Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Russell Martin Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Yangervis Solarte Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Kevin Pillar Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Randal Grichuk Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Gio Urshela Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Aledmys Diaz Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Justin Smoak Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)
Devon Travis Batting order:4 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Runner (PR)
2nd Position: (2B)
Curtis Granderson Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Designated Hitter (DH)

Team Name

HOME
Wilmer Font Pitching order:1
Matt Andriese Pitching order:2
Diego Castillo Pitching order:3
Johnny Field Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Jesus Sucre Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Christian Arroyo Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Joey Wendle Batting order:5 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (2B)
Wilson Ramos Batting order:9 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (C)
Mallex Smith Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Carlos Gomez Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Matt Duffy Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Willy Adames Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Jake Bauers Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)
C.J. Cron Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Designated Hitter (DH)

POINT SPREAD Odds 1:49am

914
913
(-1.5) +130
(+1.5) -150

OVER UNDER Odds 1:50am

914
913
O
U
(+7) -110
-110

MONEY LINE Odds 1:50am

914
913
-125
+115

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