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CINCINNATI -- In the third inning of Friday night's 2-1 Rays win over the Reds, Matt Joyce hit a homer off Reds starter Johnny Cueto estimated at 452 feet. He became the first Rays player with multiple home runs this season.

• The Rays' public relations staff has diligently kept a record of Maddon's sometimes-interesting vocabulary, referred to has "Jocabulary". The latest word actually used by the Rays manager: "assumptionism," which is the tendency to assume that something is true or certain.

Maddon used the word as follows: "We really try to avoid teaching 'assumptionism' around her. It's really a bad thing to be that guy."

• Maddon isn't too concerned about Wil Myers, who entered Saturday's action batting .231.

"He hasn't gotten the ball in the air a whole lot," Maddon said. "That's the biggest thing. He needs to get the ball in the air more. And I think that definitely should come. A little bit chasing, conceding to the pitcher, but once you start seeing the ball in the air more consistently, you're going to recognize him more easily."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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