- The Beef. Batters 1 through 5 were a combined 10 for 23 with 4 RBI (all belonging to Zobrist).
- The Beef. Batters 1 through 5 struck out a combined total of 8 times.
- BJ Upton. 0 for 4... again.
- Both Texas and Boston won their games leaving Tampa 4 behind Boston and 3 behind Texas in the AL Wildcard hunt. Simple math tells us that it'll now take a sweep just to pull even with Texas.
- The Rays have just 2 players batting over .300, Crawford (.321) and Bartlett (.344), and 4 starters batting under .240, Pena (.213), Navi (.221), Burrell (.232), Upton (.239).
CAVIAR (game ball):
- Ben Zobrist. Zorilla hit his 21st homerun of the season, and did all he could to keep the Rays close.