• Wednesday marked only the sixth time in closer Joe Nathan's career he blew a save after retiring the first two batters of an inning. It was also only the second time he has blown a save in extra innings. The other was on May 26 against the Mariners.
• Rays manager Joe Maddon on rookie right fielder Wil Myers, who wasn't aggressive enough on Beltre's 11th-inning single Wednesday, allowing Andrus to score from first base: "I'm not one that talks about rookie mistakes, because anyone can make them, but that's a play right there where if you know the league and you know the player, you know you have to get it back in quickly. Period. Had he gotten to the ball quicker and thrown it in quicker, there's no way Andrus could have scored on that play. That's a lesson learned."
• Washington said all of his bullpen was available for Thursday's game, including Nathan. Said Washington, "If we get in a position where we have a chance to put it away, the guys we have been using all year will be out there. I don't think anybody is concerned about getting rest now."
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