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Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays’ 10-9 win Sunday over Jays

On deserved praise for resolve and focus, Adames’ timing and playing time, Chirinos coming up small.
Rays starter Yonny Chirinos walks back to the dugout after being pulled during the fifth inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday, July 28, 2019. [NATHAN DENETTE   |   Canadian Press]
Rays starter Yonny Chirinos walks back to the dugout after being pulled during the fifth inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday, July 28, 2019. [NATHAN DENETTE | Canadian Press]
Published Jul. 29, 2019

• What manager Kevin Cash said was true, the Rays players deserved credit for staying focused when falling behind by seven. Human nature being what it is, after Saturday’s loss it would have been easy just to go through the motions.

• Willy Adames got hot at an interesting time, with homers in back-to-back games. That’s because getting Eric Sogard in a trade to play second base will lead to Joey Wendle getting some of Adames’ playing time at short.

• First item on the Rays checklist to get over Saturday’s tough loss was a strong Sunday start from Yonny Chirinos, but he failed them miserably, unable to get through the fifth with nothing working, allowing a career-high seven runs.