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."'
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
Consecutive series without a loss by Rays
Wins by Rays in their past 15 one-run games
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)
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)
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