Tampa Bay bats come to life in win over Indians

by Gary Shelton on April 13, 2016 · 0 comments

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Forsythe fields a ground ball; later, his two-run homer would win the game./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Forsythe fields a ground ball; later, his two-run homer would win the game./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Wednesday, 6 a.m.

You had seen this show before.

You had lived it. It had made you grow old. It turned your hair gray and added wrinkle lines to your eyes.

It was the Rays. And, once again, they weren't hitting.

Yeah, yeah. The season is early. It's far too soon to declare the bats dead. But hitting is hitting, and the Rays weren't doing much of it.

The team was hitting .238. They had scored only 18 runs in their first six games. Out of 54 innings played, they had led in only six of them. They had won only twice, and they were behind in the seventh inning in both of those.

Yeah, you had wondered at their hitlessness before. It was easy to marvel at Logan Morrison's .048 batting average, at Brad Miller's .050, at Hank Conger's .154. You could fuss all you want about the Rays'

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