• Prince Fielder gets plenty of credit when he hits against the infield shift. Credit Miguel Cabrera for running against it on Wednesday, going from first to third when Fielder grounded to third baseman Ryan Roberts, who had shifted over to shortstop. Cabrera kept running as Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson scrambled to try to cover the bag. Victor Martinez singled in Cabrera three pitches later. "He's one of our more instinctive players," Leyland said of Cabrera. "He always has been."
• Devon Travis won't soon forget his trek across the street from Minor League camp to serve as an extra player in Tuesday's game. The 13th-round pick from last June's First-Year Player Draft belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning off Rays reliever Brandon Gomes -- his first runs allowed all spring. Travis homered three times in 25 games for short-season Class A Connecticut last year.
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