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Marc Topkin's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Tigers game

RHP Chris Archer delivered the strong start the Rays needed, working briskly through four innings. But the Tigers made him work a lot the next two in scoring two, and the nearly 50 pitches in those two frames is why he was done after six with 104 total.

Rookie INF Daniel Robertson was down after making two errors Thursday given his pride in his defense, but he responded not just with solid play in the field but clutch hits, knocking in three Friday and two Saturday then scoring the winner on Mallex Smith's single.

With RHP Brad Boxberger returning as soon as Friday, somebody will have to go from the bullpen. RHP Jumbo Diaz is making a strong pitch to keep his job, working impressively at high velocity, hitting 98 mph Saturday, since coming off the DL to overcome some arm fatigue.

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Tigers game 06/17/17 [Last modified: Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:59pm]
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