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• Through the first 68 games, Rays defenders allowed 38 unearned runs, tied with Detroit for the Major League lead. In 72 games since then, the Rays have allowed just 13, second fewest in the bigs over that span behind the White Sox.

• Sean Rodriguez (fractured right hand) is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday. The 27-year-old will begin to throw with team trainers leading up to that date, and he should be available for pinch-running and defensive duties. When he will be able to hit is yet to be determined.

• In the Rays' 6-0 win over the Rangers on Sunday, B.J. Upton became the seventh American Leaguer since 1918 to hit three home runs out of the leadoff spot and the first since Oakland's Ernie Young on May 10, 1996, against the Twins.

• Through the first 68 games, Rays defenders allowed 38 unearned runs, tied with Detroit for the Major League lead. In 72 games since then, the Rays have allowed just 13, second fewest in the bigs over that span behind the White Sox.

• Sean Rodriguez (fractured right hand) is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday. The 27-year-old will begin to throw with team trainers leading up to that date, and he should be available for pinch-running and defensive duties. When he will be able to hit is yet to be determined.

• In the Rays' 6-0 win over the Rangers on Sunday, B.J. Upton became the seventh American Leaguer since 1918 to hit three home runs out of the leadoff spot and the first since Oakland's Ernie Young on May 10, 1996, against the Twins.