Pleasing first run
No doubt Joe Maddon is smiling in the Rays’ dugout after watching the manner in which the team scored in the first inning.
Desmond Jennings worked a nice at-bat and walked to lead off the inning. After he stole second, he went to third when Sam Fuld hit the ball to the right side. Kelly Shoppach followed suit by doing the same to drive in Jennings for a 1-0 Rays lead.
The Rays manager will no doubt be pleased.
— Bill Chastain