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Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays’ 1-0 win over Mariners

Yarbrough disagrees, but does it the right way; the Rays Way continues; Adames dazzles at short.
A Mariners fan fist-bumps Guillermo Heredia as the Rays outfielder gives autographs before the game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Seattle. [TED S. WARREN   |   Associated Press]
A Mariners fan fist-bumps Guillermo Heredia as the Rays outfielder gives autographs before the game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Seattle. [TED S. WARREN | Associated Press]
Published Aug. 12, 2019
Updated Aug. 12, 2019

• Give Ryan Yarbrough credit for his honesty and his professionalism. It was clear to all watching him come off the mound that he was upset at being pulled after 8⅔ innings, and he said as much in his comments. But he did so gracefully and respectfully.

• The Rays are going to do things the Rays way, and manager Kevin Cash has made it quite clear. Not just in pulling Yarbrough on Sunday but go back to July 30 in Boston, when he took out Charlie Morton with two outs in the fifth, and before that. Matchups rule.

• Cash keeps saying that shortstop Willy Adames is playing Gold Glove-caliber defense, and he might be right. Adames showed again how much better he has gotten, making a dazzling play in the sixth by going far in the hole and delivering an off-balance throw to nab speedy Mallex Smith.