Rays 10, Blue Jays 0

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Everything went wrong for Roy Halladay and his defense in the fifth inning.

Toronto's ace allowed 10 runs (four earned) in one horrible inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Blue Jays 10-0 on Tuesday.

Tampa Bay's first 10 batters scored in the fifth on six hits and five Toronto errors -- three by second baseman John Tolisano.

"It's baseball, it happens," Halladay said. "I just didn't change speeds very good once things started going. I thought my location was good, but I didn't mix pitches very well."

Halladay never made it through the fifth. He gave up nine hits in all while walking one and striking out three on 76 pitches, 51 strikes, in four-plus innings.

"He was cruising along," catcher Rod Barajas said. "Then there were some errors and when a team gets baserunners it carries their confidence. It was one of those fluke things that don't happen very often with Halladay."

Rays starter Jason Hammel earned the win, throwing four sharp innings and allowing three hits while striking out two on 65 pitches, 46 strikes.

Jonny Gomes was 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored. The Rays improved to 17-5-2 this spring.

Shannon Stewart had two hits for Toronto.

Game notes
Tampa Bay reassigned INFs Reid Brignac and Evan Longoria to minor league camp. ... Toronto C Sal Fasano was given his outright release. ... The Rays added former major league pitcher Brian Anderson to the coaching staff. He will assist pitching coach Jim Hickey. ... Toronto manager John Gibbons said RHP Jeremy Accardo will fill in as the team's closer while B.J. Ryan (left elbow) is sidelined at the start of the season. LHP Scott Downs will be the setup man. ... Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi said the team has been working on a long-term contract with OF Alex Rios since October. Rios agreed to a $4,835,000, one-year contract in February. ... Blue Jays 3B Scott Rolen (broken finger) will resume workouts on Wednesday. ... Toronto reliever Armando Benitez has yet to receive his work visa. ... Blue Jays C Gregg Zaun has a tight right calf muscle, according to Ricciardi. Zaun has missed the past five games.