Kelly Johnson hit his eighth home run of the season on Tuesday to help the Rays beat the Blue Jays 4-3.
After a down year in 2012, Johnson is now hitting .273/.345/.508 on the year with eight home runs and 25 RBI. The 31-year-old has seen time at second base and in the outfield this season, and his versatility means he's in the lineup more often than not. He looks on track for a bounceback season.
Alex Cobb went 6 1/3 innings, allowing just one run, as the Rays beat the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Cobb had a bit of a strange game, as he allowed just a solo home run to Colby Rasmus but only struck out two batters on the outing. Still, it was effective enough to pick up his fifth win of the season, and he's now got a 2.73 ERA through nine starts. His next start, Monday against the Marlins, sets up very nicely for the 25-year-old.
Fernando Rodney recorded five outs to pick up his ninth save of the season on Tuesday.
It was Rodney's second save since his meltdown last Thursday, but it wasn't without incident. Rodney allowed a ground-rule double to Colby Rasmus in the ninth and he scored on a wild pitch, cutting the Rays' lead to one. But after a walk, Rodney struck out Melky Cabrera to end it. His job as Rays closer looks to be safe.
Matt Joyce left Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays with right hamstring tightness.
The Rays are saying his removal was precautionary, so Joyce can safely be considered day-to-day. He figures to need at least a day or two of down time, though.
Jake Odorizzi gave up three runs in five innings in his Rays' debut Monday against the Indians.
Odorizzi allowed two runs in the first inning and one in the second, but he settled down from there and was able to keep the Rays in the ballgame. He gave up five hits and just one walk while striking out six batters. The 23-year-old right-hander is worth a shot in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues while David Price is sidelined, though he has a tough matchup against the Yankees this weekend.
Yunel Escobar smacked a two-run homer in a loss to the Blue Jays on Monday.
It was his only hit in four at-bats. Escobar has been a disappointment for the Rays so far, but he's hitting .312 (15-for-49) with two home runs, five doubles and 10 RBI over his last 13 games. Still, he shouldn't be a consideration outside of AL-only leagues and deeper mixed formats.