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Rays: Myers suddenly becomes kicker after homer

It's up … and it's good

Nobody — least of all Wil Myers — was quite able to describe exactly what the rookie slugger did between hitting his home run and flipping his bat, as he kicked his right leg to regain his balance, though it seemed to most resemble something from the football field. "I saw the field goal," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "I saw Jim Bakken, No. 25, the St. Louis football Cardinals, straight-ahead kicker. …Good."'

Crowd control

The crowd of 34,078 was the Rays' first sellout since opening day, a welcome sight — and sound — to the players and staff. OF Sam Fuld said it was so loud at times Sunday there was a playoff atmosphere. "It's great to see them out there," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "It does make a huge difference. Keep on coming."

Numbers of the day

13

Consecutive series without a loss by Rays

12

Wins by Rays in their past 15 one-run games

Today: Off

Next game: Tuesday, at Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m., Sun Sports.

Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (10-4, 4.60); D'backs —LH Wade Miley (8-8, 3.68)

On deck

Wednesday: at D'backs, 9:40, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-4, 2.65); D'backs — RH Randall Delgado (4-3, 3.17)

Thursday: Off

Friday: at Dodgers, 10:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH David Price (6-5, 3.36); Dodgers — LH Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.16)

Saturday: at Dodgers, 4:05, Ch. 13. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (6-11, 4.75); Dodgers — RH Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.43)

Rays disabled list

OF Brandon Guyer, broken finger, 15-day, eligible Aug. 17

LHP Matt Moore, elbow soreness, 15-day, eligible Aug. 13

RHP Jesse Crain, shoulder strain, 15-day, eligible July 14

RHP Alex Cobb, concussion, 15-day, eligible July 1

RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 60-day, eligible May 22

RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season

RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

Rays: Myers suddenly becomes kicker after homer 08/04/13 [Last modified: Sunday, August 4, 2013 10:26pm]
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