ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Brandon Morrow allowed two hits and struck out nine in seven shutout innings Friday, leading Toronto to a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay.
The Rays fell 2 1/2 games behind Boston in the race for the American League wild card berth. Tampa Bay's playoff hopes have dwindled as a result of four losses in the last five games.
Boston had its game with the New York Yankees rained out earlier in the evening and that contest will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday.
Eric Thames singled in another run in the fifth and Johnson hit his 21st homer of the season in the sixth.
Price (12-13) gave up five hits and five runs in six innings to take the loss.