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Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Indians game

Rays starter Tyler Glasnow holds the Indians scoreless until Edwin Encarnacion hits a solo home run in the seventh inning. It's the only run Glasnow allows. (Associated Press)
Rays starter Tyler Glasnow holds the Indians scoreless until Edwin Encarnacion hits a solo home run in the seventh inning. It's the only run Glasnow allows. (Associated Press)
Published Sep. 1, 2018|Updated Sep. 1, 2018

1. When the Rays got RHP Tyler Glasnow — along with OF Austin Meadows and prospect RHP Shane Baz — from the Pirates for Chris Archer, they were hoping for the kind of payoff you saw a glimpse of Friday, a dominant starter shutting down a potent lineup.

2. Manager Kevin Cash keeps preaching patience, but the Rays may have to do something — either a few days off or even a demotion back to Triple A — to help rookie Jake Bauers out of a slump that has lasted three weeks and adds up to 3-for-52.

3. The injury that sidelined impressive rookie catcher Michael Perez was unfortunate. It cost him the chance to continue making a good impression in his first opportunity in the majors, and it shows once again the Rays' need for greater depth, which has been lacking.

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