• Wedge said the fact James Paxton's grandfather died early Saturday before the rookie won his Major League debut with six strong innings in a 6-2 victory over the Rays only added to the impressive poise shown by the 24-year-old lefty.
"It wasn't something that was really out there until after the game," Wedge said. "He handled himself great. He was free and easy, he was confident, composed. I was just really impressed with him. Carrying that burden around on top of it, all the more."
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