• Maddon didn't put much thought into starting Matt Joyce on Friday despite Joyce's .364/.417/.909 batting line against Red Sox starter Jon Lester.
"With Delmon [Young] here [at designated hitter], that kind of changes the thought process there," Maddon said. "Without Delmon it would have been a different thought process."
• Right fielder Wil Myers became just the fifth rookie in the 2000s to lead a postseason team in hitting after the All-Star break, as he and Ben Zobrist tied for the team lead with a .294 average. The only other rookies to do so over the last 14 years were Yoenis Cespedes (2012), Albert Pujols (2001), Ichiro Suzuki (2001) and Carlos Guillen (2000).
• The Rays entered Friday with a better postseason record on the road (7-6) than at home (5-8).