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Carl Crawford's tremendous performance in Toronto on Wednesday turned out to have some historical significance. No other player in the last 50 years did what Crawford did - getting five hits, scoring five runs and stealing four bases in one game. The Rays are waiting for additional research to find out if any player ever matched Crawford's totals.

The International League came down hard on Durham manager/Tampa native John Tamargo, suspending him 10 games for repeatedly bumping an umpire the Bulls' May 21 game.

LHP Casey Fossum said his previously strained groin was sore the day after his start against the Blue Jays, which could lead the Rays to juggle their rotation after Monday's off-day in Baltimore. They could push Fossum back a day or two, or they could skip him entirely by keepign everyone else on schedule.

2B Jorge Cantu played in his first extended spring training game, going 0-for-4, as he completes his recovery from the broken left foot that has sidelined him since late April. The Rays are hoping Cantu rejoins the team around June 2. OF Rocco Baldelli, who is on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham, was scheduled to be off Thursday.

ESPN was showing Thursday's game to at least parts of the country, but the spotlight game is Friday night when Scott Kazmir takes the mound seeking his eighth win against Red Sox veteran David Wells, who has dominated the Rays.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]

    

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