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Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2008-08-30


Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2008-08-30
--LHP Scott Kazmir earned his 10th win, making the Rays the second team this season to have five starters in double digits, joining the Angels. Over the last 20 years, only five teams have done so by this date.

--1B Carlos Pena and DH Cliff Floyd drew consecutive bases loaded walks in the second inning, making the Rays third in the majors with 14 bases loaded walks.

--DH Cliff Floyd had the sixth five-RBI game of his career, his first since July 16, 2006, when with the Mets at Chicago.

--2B Akinori Iwamura extended his hitting streak to seven games and has hits in 23 of his last 26.

--LHP Kurt Birkins was released from the Class AAA Durham roster, creating a spot on the 40-man roster that will come into play during September call-ups.

BY THE NUMBERS: 0 -- Other teams, since 1900, to have the best record in the majors this deep into a season after having the worst record the previous season. Only the 1890 Louisville Colonels had done so until the current Rays.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I think everybody knows A.J. plays hard, but he also does little things like that, too." -- SS Jason Bartlett, after White Sox C A.J. Pierzynski got the umpires to make a controversial obstruction charge that led to Sunday's loss.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: August 30, 2008

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