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Staying hot

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Matt Joyce, right, celebrates in the dugout with Rays Sean Rodriguez (1) after hitting a first-inning, solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NYY102

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Matt Joyce, right, celebrates in the dugout with Rays Sean Rodriguez (1) after hitting a first-inning, solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NYY102

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Rays designated hitter Matt Joyce celebrates in the dugout with Sean Rodriguez after hitting a first-inning, solo home run off Yankees starter David Phelps at Yankee Stadium. On Sunday, Joyce tied a team record with five hits, including two home runs, in a victory at Baltimore.

Staying hot 06/30/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 30, 2014 11:04pm]
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