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Rays: Steve Pearce gets some unwanted exposure

Today: Off

Next game: 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, at Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Chris Archer (5-13, 4.60); Dodgers — RH Bud Norris (5-9, 4.56 )

Extra exposure

INF Steve Pearce got a little more exposure than he wanted when he used the dugout bathroom in Oakland on Saturday night and didn't close the sometimes sticky door. Fox Sports Sun's cameras showed him taking care of business, with websites such as deadspin.com and yahoo.com posting stories, though not a live stream. Pearce was aware, somewhat amused and a bit surprised at the attention, explaining the difficulty in shutting the door. "The construction of that bathroom was not designed to accommodate a quick tinkle,'' he said. Rays RHP Fernando Rodney got stuck in the same bathroom during a 2013 game.

Fame game

Rays SS Brad Miller, a former Mariner, recalled meeting newest Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. in Seattle: "That was pretty surreal. He's the man. Absolutely the man."

Pitching in

The Rays have had a season-long run of six quality starts — six or more innings, three or fewer runs. Over that stretch, the starters are 3-0, 1.82. "It's awesome," RHP Chris Archer said. "We haven't necessarily been able to win every game but we've kept the team in the game, and that's what we're capable of doing. Talked about this a lot, don't know where the season is going to go beyond the last game of the year, but we're definitely capable of some special things if we continue to pitch the way we have been."

On deck

Wednesday: at Dodgers, 3:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (6-7, 4.31); Dodgers — RH Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.61)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.10); Yankees — TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, on rehab, targeting late July

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting mid August

• OF Desmond Jennings, left hamstring strain, eligible July 16, targeting late July

• OF Mikie Mahtook, left hand fracture, eligible July 6, targeting August

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting mid August

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays: Steve Pearce gets some unwanted exposure 07/24/16 [Last modified: Sunday, July 24, 2016 10:17pm]
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