• Starting center fielder Desmond Jennings was used at designated hitter during Thursday night's 10-2 loss, and although he did not start on Friday night due to soreness in his legs, he did enter as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and delivered a key two-out single that kept the inning alive for James Loney's go-ahead knock. Maddon wanted to give Jennings some time off Tropicana Field's artificial surface.
"He was a little bit sore yesterday," Maddon said on Friday. "He's still sore today. We just want to make sure that [the soreness] doesn't become a problem. ... It's pretty much going to be a day-by-day check."
• Right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo pitched a scoreless seventh inning on Thursday night for Triple-A Durham against Norfolk, his sixth rehab outing for the Bulls. Over his last five outings, Oviedo has allowed one run on one hit while issuing no walks and striking out six in five innings. Maddon noted on Friday that Oviedo's fastball is looking "really good."
• With a record of four wins and no losses in one-run games this season, the Rays entered Friday's action as the only team in the Major Leagues to be unbeaten in one-run games. Those one-run wins account for the Rays' last four victories, including two 1-0 wins (April 8 at Kansas City and Saturday at Cincinnati).