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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Out of left field

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An unusual rundown.

Cincinnati Reds v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The highlight of yesterday’s 8-3 win against the Reds was a rundown of Billy Hamilton between third base and home, where the final tag was eventually applied by left-fielder Mallex Smith.

The only sad part is that the way it played out, Smith only applied the tag, and never really had the chance to race Hamilton. But jump over to the Rays Radio recap and listen to him talk about the play, because news-flash: in addition to being very fast, Mallex Smith is a good interview.

You know, I enjoy getting in rundowns. I feel like, if I get the ball, there’s a slight, little-to-none chance that that guy’s going to be safe . . . I actually told everybody, “Get out of the way.”

Also, interviews from Erasmo Ramirez (usually my favorite to listen to) and Steven Souza Jr.

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