With a chance to make up a game on the Red Sox, Saturday's contest was a game the Rays desperately needed to win. Conversely — at least for the first inning — it looked like a game the Jays desperately wanted to give away.

The end result was a 6-2 victory for the Rays, closing to a game and a half of collapsing Boston for the wild card. The Jays contributed much to the Rays cause.