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Rays milestones, season leaders

Milestones

• RHP Brad Boxberger led the AL with 41 saves, joining Rafael Soriano as the only Rays to do so.

• 3B Evan Longoria played in at least 160 games for the third straight season. His 482 in that span lead the majors. Per the Rays, the last big-leaguer to play 160-plus in three straight seasons primarily as a third baseman was Pete Rose in 1975-77.

• RHP Chris Archer was second in the AL with 252 strikeouts and, at 12-13, 3.23, became the seventh pitcher in the modern era to reach 250 without a winning record.

• OF Brandon Guyer led the AL with 24 hit by pitches.

• LHP Jake McGee said he texted ex-Rays LHP J.P. Howell to tell him to tease RHP and Dodgers teammate Joel Peralta about McGee breaking Peralta's Rays record with his 297th appearance.

What an inning

Sunday's nine-run first inning was the Rays' biggest since June 25, 2008, when they scored 10 in the fifth at the Marlins. It was their biggest at home since July 22, 2006, when they scored 10 in the fifth against the Orioles. It was their biggest first inning since May 25, 2005, when they scored 10 against the A's. And it was the first time the Jays allowed at least nine in an inning since July 3, 2010, at the Yankees. OF Joey Butler's grand slam was the Rays' first since Kevin Kiermaier's on July 9, 2014, with 229 games between.

Season leaders

Avg.: Logan Forsythe, .281

HRs: Evan Longoria, 21

RBIs: Longoria, 73

Doubles: Longoria, 35

Triples: Kevin Kiermaier, 12

Walks: Forsythe, 55

Strikeouts: Steven Souza Jr., 144

OPS: Forsythe, .804

Wins: Chris Archer, 12

ERA: Archer, 3.23

Saves: Brad Boxberger, 41

Strikeouts: Archer, 252

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays milestones, season leaders 10/04/15 [Last modified: Sunday, October 4, 2015 10:31pm]
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