Extra bases

Extra bases

• Scott (back spasms) was evaluated before Saturday's game and given clearance to be activated Sunday.

Desmond Jennings was dropped into the nine-hole in the batting order Saturday while Yunel Escobar was placed in the second spot. Maddon said it was a combination of Jennings struggling and Escobar swinging a hot bat.

• Jeremy Hellickson, who was optioned to Triple-A Durham following his loss to the Royals five days ago, threw a bullpen session Saturday and will be recalled Tuesday.

• Friday's loss to the A's meant the Rays will have a losing record in August for the first time in seven years.

Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.