• Second baseman Scooter Gennett enjoyed the Brewers' rare visit to Tropicana Field because he played his high school ball not far away in Sarasota, Fla. His family moved there from Cincinnati when it became clear Scooter had a chance to be drafted.
"We actually lived in St. Pete for the first half-year, but I still played baseball in Sarasota so we drove back and forth, five times a week, driving over the bridge," Gennett said. "Growing up, I always felt I wanted to do good because of the sacrifices [his parents, Joe and Tina] made. Now that I look back, they're proud of me for just making it past high school."
• The Brewers used three different designated hitters in their three games against the Rays, with Aramis Ramirez getting the day off from his typical third-base duties on Wednesday.
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