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Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2008-06-02


Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2008-06-02
--LHP Scott Kazmir became the first Ray to win five games in any month with his seven shutout innings against the White Sox on Saturday. Kazmir was 5-1 with a team-record 1.22 ERA. After a rocky injury-delayed May 4 season debut, Kazmir was 5-0 with a 0.55 ERA, allowing only 16 hits and two runs.

--LF Carl Crawford got the day off Sunday, allowing him the benefit of two days rest as the Rays have an off-day Monday, though he was used as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning.

--RHP Grant Balfour got his first major league save Saturday, as the Rays -- feeling their way with closer Troy Percival on the DL -- used five relievers to get the final six outs. "That is the epitome of the save by committee," said LHP Trever Miller. "If you have a dictionary, there it is, that's what you'd find right there. Use everybody for one out, and we win."

--2B Akinori Iwamura finished May with 41 hits, second most in the majors to Houston's Lance Berkman. Iwamura's total was the fifth-highest total for a Ray in any month.

--DH Cliff Floyd homered in his last three starts.

--C Dioner Navarro, 1-for-10 in the first three games of the series to drop his average to .352, was given Sunday off. "Just watching him, I just wanted to give him a day," manager Joe Maddon said. "I don't want to push him too hard right now."

BY THE NUMBERS: 6 -- Walk-off wins by the Rays through June 1, second most in the majors behind the Reds, who have seven.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Hopefully we win the whole season the way things are going right now. And it'd be nice to pop some bottles at the end of this thing." -- DH Cliff Floyd.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: June 2, 2008

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