Sep 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a Tampa Bay Rays hat in the dugout during the fifth sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Rays Tickets 40% Below Average For Series Vs Jays


The Toronto Blue Jays travel south to play the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field for three games this weekend. The Rays schedule has the Blue Jays in town as the final series before the All-Star break. On the secondary market, the season average for Rays tickets is $90.79, but each game will see an average price below that number. The series as a whole will be 40.3% below the season average.

7/11 – Mark Buehrle vs Chris Archer | Avg. Price: $36 | Get-in Price: $12

The series begins Friday night when Rays pitcher Chris Archer matches up against Blue Jays southpaw Mark Buehrle. The average price for Friday Rays vs Blue Jays tickets is $36, the lowest of the series at 60.3% below season average, with a get-in price of $12. Archer is 5-5 with a 3.16 ERA this season while Buehrle enters Friday’s game at 10-6 with a 2.60 ERA, serving as an anchor for the Blue Jays this season.

7/12 – Drew Hutchison vs David Price | Avg. Price: $77.60 | Get-in Price: $26

The second game of the series will feature Rays lefty David Price against Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison. Saturday Rays vs Blue Jays tickets will have the highest average price of the series at $77.60, however still 14.5% below season average, with a get-in price of $26. Price will take the mound at 8-7 with a 3.42 ERA while Hutchinson has had a forgettable first half, going just 6-7 with a 3.86 ERA. Ageless rock star Joan Jett will also be performing after the game.

7/13 – J.A. Happ vs Jake Odorizzi | Avg. Price: $49 | Get-in Price: $13

The finale of the series will see a pitching matchup between the Rays’ Jake Odorizzi and Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ. The average price for Sunday Rays vs Blue Jays tickets is $49, 46% below season average, with a get-in price of $13. Odorizzi will enter Sunday’s start at just 4-8 with a 4.10 ERA. Despite a high ERA of 4.72, Happ has posted a winning record through the season’s first half at 7-5 over 13 starts and 3 bullpen appearances.

The Blue Jays are no stranger to losing records with their last winning season coming in 2010. However, they sit at 48-45 as they enter the series and will look to gain ground over in the depleted AL East, where they sit just three games behind the first place Orioles. The two teams will combined to send three players to the All-Star Game next week. MLB All-Star Game tickets are still available to see Jose Bautista, Mark Buehrle and David Price in Minnesota.

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