Tuesday, October 20

Tampa Bay Rays

LONGLEY: Blue Jays blow leads in ninth and 10th in gutting loss to Rays
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LONGLEY: Blue Jays blow leads in ninth and 10th in gutting loss to Rays

As a big-league manager, Blue Jays’ Charlie Montoyo says he lives by his decisions and has no trouble sleeping at night, even after the most trying of losses.That all may have changed in an inning-and-a-half on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field as the Jays blew a two-run lead in the ninth and a one-run advantage again in the 10th, losing 6-5 in a nightmare of an extra-innings verdict that may haunt this team for a while.The loss came in spectacular fashion with a stunningly large range of participants and ruined a chance for the Jays to take a 2-1 confidence-building win in their first series of the season.The grim news reached well beyond the boxscore as well, with two key veteran figures on the team leaving due to injury — centre fielder Randal Grichuk (back) and closer Ken G...