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• Ben Zobrist missed his second consecutive game Monday night due to the death of his grandmother. Maddon said he expected Zobrist to be back with the team Tuesday.

• Yunel Escobar left Saturday night's game in Colorado after getting hit by a pitch in the second inning. The shortstop is listed as day to day, but Maddon believes he will be back Tuesday and could even be available for duty Monday night. Escobar fielded ground balls flawlessly before Monday night's game. Maddon said Escobar tried to talk him into letting him play.

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• Ben Zobrist missed his second consecutive game Monday night due to the death of his grandmother. Maddon said he expected Zobrist to be back with the team Tuesday.

• Yunel Escobar left Saturday night's game in Colorado after getting hit by a pitch in the second inning. The shortstop is listed as day to day, but Maddon believes he will be back Tuesday and could even be available for duty Monday night. Escobar fielded ground balls flawlessly before Monday night's game. Maddon said Escobar tried to talk him into letting him play.

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• James Loney is on fire. Sunday, the Rays' first baseman recorded his seventh three-hit game of the season, which goes a long way toward explaining his .398 batting average headed into Monday night's game. "It's fun to watch," Maddon said. "Very calm, very professional, very confident. ... Offensively, I don't know if I've seen anybody this hot in a long time."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com.

Tampa Bay Rays