"It wasn't a good play on my part. I saw Mookie had a long run and I picked the wrong time to be aggressive. If I didn't do that, we would have had [Evan Longoria] up. It just wasn't a good baseball play by me," Kiermaier said. "It was a really good throw, but I shouldn't have gone in the first place. I'll learn from it, but I am really disappointed in my decision right there. I should know better, especially with our best player behind me.
"I really like being aggressive, especially with two outs, but with runners on, there is no need for me to push it. It was a dumb play on my part. It was on my mind the whole game. We did a good job though of coming back from it."
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com based in Boston and covered the Rays on Wednesday.