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became the first Rays left-handed hitter with 2 HR off a LHP since Johnny Damon on Aug 29, 2011 at TOR…also became the first player in club history with a 4-hit, 2-HR game vs. On Sep 16 at BAL, robbed Hyun Soo Kim of a potential grand slam in the 7th inning as the ball deflected off his glove and fell to the warning track for an RBI single.
His 8 triples led AL rookies and were the most by a Rays rookie since Akinori Iwamura had a club-rookie-record 10 in 2007..last Ray with that many was Carl Crawford (13) in 2010...
9 spot, and the first player (regardless of rookie status) to do it since CLE Asdrubal Cabrera on April 18, 2009 at NYY... In his first major league start (April 12 at CIN), threw out Joey Votto at home on a single to CF by Brandon Phillips in the 4th..assist preserved a 1-0 lead for Alex Cobb, and the Rays held on to win by the same score... 1 spot on ESPN Sports Center's Top 10 Plays twice in a span of 10 days..June 11 vs.
Had 5 outfield assists, most by a Rays rookie since Delmon Young (16) in 2007...ranked among the AL's top 10 outfielders in zone rating, range factor per 9 innings and total chances per 9 innings...6 errors tied for 4th most among AL outfielders and were most by a Rays outfielder since B. STL, his bases-loaded, inning-ending diving catch in right-center field robbed STL Peter Bourjos and preserved the lead..June 20 vs.
For the first two months after his final call-up (May 28-July 28), paced the Rays with a .315 avg., .370 OBP, .548 SLG, 7 HR, 4 3B and 21 extra-base hits..May 28 through season's end, his 9 HR ranked 2nd on the team to Evan Longoria (17)... RHP, compared to only .203/.213/.284 (15-for-74) with 1 HR vs. Hit an inside-the-park home run May 31 at BOS, the first player to do so within his first 10 major league games since CWS Joe Borchard in 2002...became the first visiting player to hit an inside-the-park home run at Fenway Park since BAL David Newhan on July 21, 2004...became the first Rays rookie to homer in his first career game at Fenway Park since Brent Abernathy on June 25, 2001...
Tied a franchise record with 2 triples July 5 at DET (12th time, sixth different player)... KC, went 4-for-4 and hit his first grand slam, the first Rays rookie ever to record 4 hits and a slam...became the first rookie on record (since 1914) with 4 hits and a grand slam from the No.