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Worth noting

• With two RBIs in each of the Rays' first two games, Ben Zobrist joined Jorge Cantu (2006) as the only players in team history with multiple RBIs in the team's first two games of the season.

• The Rays used a club-record 151 different batting orders last season, the most in the Major Leagues.

• Maddon believes the Orioles and Rays are in the midst of a budding rivalry.

"I think it's building into somewhat of a rivalry right now, in a good way because it's based on on-field performance. Both sides want to win. I've enjoyed it. It's been like that, even last year. I think they beat us, 10-8, last year, but a lot of closely contested games. It's good for our division, it's good for baseball."

• The Rays won their first one-run game of the season Wednesday night after going 21-27 in one-run games in 2012. Last year's total included a 1-6 mark in one-run games against the Orioles.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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