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Marcum struggles as Blue Jays lose to Rays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Shaun Marcum, Toronto's scheduled opening-day starter, was hit hard in the Blue Jays' 14-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Marcum allowed nine runs and nine hits over five innings, raising his spring ERA to 8.10.

Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay departed with a left knee contusion in the top of the first inning after he made contact with Carl Crawford. He is day to day.

Evan Longoria and B.J. Upton homered for Tampa Bay. Upton and Kelly Shoppach each had two hits and three RBIs.

Kyle Phillips had three hits and four RBIs for Toronto's split-squad.

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Shaun Marcum, Toronto's scheduled opening-day starter, was hit hard in the Blue Jays' 14-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Marcum allowed nine runs and nine hits over five innings, raising his spring ERA to 8.10.

Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay departed with a left knee contusion in the top of the first inning after he made contact with Carl Crawford. He is day to day.

Evan Longoria and B.J. Upton homered for Tampa Bay. Upton and Kelly Shoppach each had two hits and three RBIs.

Kyle Phillips had three hits and four RBIs for Toronto.

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