Series Preview: Blue Jays Looking to Lock Down AL East vs Rays

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Sep 21, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price (14) gets ready to throw a pitch seventh inning in a game against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: Chris Archer (12-12, 2.92 ERA) vs David Price (17-5, 2.34 ERA)

This should be a fascinating game. Perhaps one of the best games of the year. Archer and Price are both definitely Cy Young worthy candidates so it will be interesting to see if this truly turns into a pitchers duel….it should! Archer has held Toronto to a less-than-stellar .122 BAA this season. He has struck out 31 Blue Jays and walked only 5. He is locked in when it comes to the AL East leaders. This was before the Blue Jays took off offensively and with a 4.03 ERA in September so far perhaps this will be the start this season where he is very hittable.

Price goes up against his former team trying to get them back and help his current team take their game to the next level. He seemed wasted in Detroit but has found new glory as the leader of this Jays pitching staff.

In the one start he had against the Rays this year he gave up 5 earned runs and he was hit at a .292 clip. This seems worlds away from his Blue Jays numbers where he has given up more than 3 earned runs in a game only.. never! In 4 September starts his ERA is 1.38. He is well on his way to another Cy Young season and with the way he has boosted the Blue Jays rotation he should garner quite a few votes.

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