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Martin Fennelly’s takeaways from the Rays’ 5-3 loss to the Angels Saturday

Charlie Morton turns out to be human.
Rays outfielder Austin Meadows (17) went hitless in four at bats Saturday in the Rays' 5-3 loss to the Angels at Tropicana Field. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Published Jun. 16

• This just in: Charlie Morton is carbon-based. He is human. He had been unbeatable this season at 8-0 with a 2.10 ERA. So much for that. The Angels jumped Morton for three runs in the second. He left after six innings down 4-3.

• Sometimes too much hustle is a bad thing. Outfielders Tommy Pham and Kevin Kiermaier combined for the game’s first run when they charged hard on Brian Goodwin’s short fly ball to left-center. The ball hit and bounced over their heads, allowing Kevan Smith to score from first.

• Is there a better sound than a dog barking at a ball game? It was a good turnout for the “Dog Days at the Rays” promotion, where fans could bring their pups to the yard. The roughly 400 dogs were reportedly well-behaved, though apparently many wanted to be closer to the foul pole.

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