Rays’ Evan Longoria leaves game after being hit by pitch
TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays in the eighth inning after he was hit on the left hip by a pitch.
Mikie Mahtook pinch ran for Longoria, who was drilled by Blue Jays reliever Marco Estrada.
That came one inning after Rays right-hander Chris Archer hit Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion on the right elbow. Archer also hit Toronto catcher Russell Martin in the second.
After Longoria left, an animated Archer leaned against the top railing of the Rays’ first base dugout, yelling and gesturing at Toronto’s dugout. Home plate umpire Laz Diaz eventually removed his mask and walked toward Archer, telling him to calm down.