As for Cabrera, he hit his 25th homer in the fourth inning, splashing it into the fish tank beyond the wall in right-center, where dwell those cownose rays.
The baseball Rays did not retaliate, but skipper Joe Maddon noted, darkly, "there's many more opportunities to play good, hard baseball, and we will."
As for the cownose rays, they were silent on the matter - but given the way they were circling ominously, around and around, Cabrera may want to watch out the next time he goes swimming in the Atlantic.
Injury report. Dodgers righthander Josh Beckett is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery in about 11/2 weeks to relieve pressure on a nerve in his neck and is done for the season. . . . Chicago Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney will go on the disabled list after breaking a rib on his left side crashing into an outfield wall in Seattle in a 5-3 win over the Mariners on Saturday. . . . St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams was scratched from the Cardinals lineup on Sunday with food poisoning.
That's not good. Arizona manager Kirk Gibson - not a guy you want to annoy - after Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill (0-6 with a 7.91 ERA in eight starts since May 17) allowed six runs and seven hits in 41/3 innings in a 6-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday: "He couldn't even find half of the plate. . . . We've got to try to get him straightened around."
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