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Rays' 3-2 win over Marlins was "guaranteed"



Rays manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Marlins was guaranteed by his special guest, Joe Namath.

"Joe guaranteed before the game began that we would win today,'' Maddon said. "So he's now 2-0. This one maybe not as significant as the first one, but we'll take it.''

The Rays got a solid five-inning outing performance from Wade Davis, who was hit on the right foot in the second inning and dominated from there, retiring nine of the next 10 (the other reaching on an error) and increasing his velocity noticeably.

Non-roster INF Will Rhymes knocked in all three Rays runs, and just missed a second extra-base hit when Austin Kearns robbed him with a running catch.

Maddon was pleased with at-bats by Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce.



[Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:40am]


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