Rays Rout A’s For Sweep

When Yunel Escobar first saw the Rays’ rowdy, post-win clubhouse celebration a few weeks ago, the surprised shortstop stayed back and filmed it on his phone.

But on Sunday afternoon, after Escobar emerged from his early season struggles to rack up three hits in Tampa Bay’s 8-1 sweep-clinching victory over Oakland, he soaked in his major role in the party, pulling the cord to light the Captain Morgan lamp.

Escobar, who had just seven hits while playing every inning of the first 17 games, came a triple short of his first cycle, picking up his first homer as a Ray and a lot of confidence.

Source: Joe Smith, TampaBay.com