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Yoshi Tsutsugo hasn't been the prolific hitter that the Rays had hoped he would be, with a strikeout rate of nearly 30 percent in 272 plate appearances over 77 games.
Has the struggling slugger run out of time? Is the energetic first baseman ready to come off the injured list?
Tampa Bay scored 34 runs in the seven games in California.
The centerfielder, who sprained his wrist a day earlier, said “I wasn’t expecting it to feel as painful (Sunday morning).”
Two early homers off top starter Tyler Glasnow and some late shortcomings led to a second straight loss at Oakland.

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  1. Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) celebrates hitting a home run scoring the teamÕs 10th run against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Friday, April 9, 2021.
  2. Yoshi Tsutsugo hasn't been the prolific hitter that the Rays had hoped he would be, with a strikeout rate of nearly 30 percent in 272 plate appearances over 77 games.
  3. The Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, right, is looked at by a trainer after stealing second base during Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics.
  4. The Rays' Willy Adames watches his three-run home run against the A's during the fifth inning of Sunday's series finale in Oakland.
  5. Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow stands on the mound as the A's Austin Allen, right, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the second inning Saturday in Oakland.
  6. The Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, right, walks with a trainer back to the dugout after spraining his wrist in the second inning Saturday against the A's.
  7. Rays catcher Kevan Smith will stick around a little longer and share time behind the plate with Mike Zunino.
  8. Chris Archer had been away from the Rays since shortly after leaving his April 10 start with an elbow injury.
  9. While referencing the Rays' pitching plan as a front office creation and “what their model is here,” Rich Hill said he has agreed to be all in on whatever they ask him to do.
  10. When not practicing with the Rowdies, Raiko Arozarena, right, has been able to watch his brother, Randy, play for the Rays, including the April 9 home opener when he took this picture and posted it on social media.
  11. A's starter Sean Manaea throws to a Rays batter during the fifth inning of Friday night's game in Oakland, Calif.
  12. Catcher Francisco Mejia has been one of the Rays’ few consistent offensive performers.
  13. Catcher Francisco Mejia was scratched from the Rays lineup Friday due to left intercostal discomfort.
  14. The Rays' Manuel Margot, right, steals home to score as Angels relief pitcher Aaron Slegers misses the throw during the eighth inning Thursday night.
  15. Brandon Lowe is 1-for-32 this season with 14 strikeouts against left-handed pitchers.
  16. The Rays' Brandon Lowe, right, is congratulated by Brett Phillips, center, after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki stands behind the plate during the seventh inning of Wednesday's game in Anaheim.
  17. Rays pitcher Josh Fleming (left) got to meet his alltime favorite player, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, before the May 5 game in Anaheim, Calif.
  18. Albert Pujols walks to the dugout after he was called out on strikes during a game against the Seattle Mariners Sunday in Seattle.
  19. The Rays' Brandon Lowe, right, is congratulated by Brett Phillips, center, after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif.
  20. MLB umpire Sam Holbrook, left, talks with Chicago White Sox Tony La Russa during the ninth inning of Wednesday's game in Cincinnati.
  21. Rays manager Kevin Cash is confident Pete Fairbanks, who pitched three times before being sidelined April 7 with a shoulder strain, will be ready to step in.
  22. Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means, right, hugs catcher Pedro Severino after Means threw a no-hitter baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday in Seattle.
  23. Rays reliever Diego Castillo is headed to the injured list with groin tightness.
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