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There's a reason the Tampa Bay Devil Rays finish in last place every year.

A shallow fly ball near the left field line turns into a two-run single for Ramon Hernandez because shortstop Brendan Harris keeps looking at left fielder Carl Crawford, who pulls up at the last instant because he assumes Harris is going to make the catch.

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Jay Payton follows with a single to left, this one more legit, and the Orioles lead, 3-0. And Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon wonders if he should have learned to drive an 18-wheeler like the ads suggested.

Someone in the press box observed that Hernandez would have been credited with a double if he had taken his lucky piano out of his pants.

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I found that funny.

Devil Rays starter Andy Sonnanstine threw 35 pitches in the first. He should be throwing furniture, too.

Before batting practice, Dave Trembley held a team meeting in right field and went over the signs again, for those who might have forgotten them.

"We missed a couple of signs last night so we just went over them," Trembley said.

"I think you are constantly reviewing, fine-tuning, reminding, implementing, all those kinds of things. You do it all the time. I don't think there is any point in the season where you back off. I think you still remind people of the process, what we are trying to do, what our philosophy is, how we are going to go about it, what your expectations are, and you communicate that to your team, both as a group and as individuals, all the time."

Maddon might want to conduct a pop-up drill before tomorrow's game.

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