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Rays’ Asdrubal Cabrera makes Indians miss him

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Steven Souza liked his homecoming. Evidently, Asdrubal Cabrerea liked his, too.

In his first at-bat against this old Cleveland Indians team, Cabrera hit a home run into the stands to highight a 4-1 victory for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Nathan Karns (5-3) got the win for the Rays, who are now nine games above .500 and in first place in the AL East.

For the Rays, Erasno Ramirez (6-2) pitches in tonight’s game.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit garysheltonsports@gmail.com.

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