Rays' Joe Maddon isn't thrilled about all the cheers for Yankees at Tropicana Field


Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Aug. 3, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Brian Blanco

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The roars that accompanied Derek Jeter's go-ahead RBI single in Saturday's 3-2 Yankees victory made Tropicana Field sound a lot like old Yankee Stadium.

And Rays manager Joe Maddon wasn't thrilled about it.

"It's great, it's great that it's sold out, I understand that people like Derek Jeter -- but you've got to come out and root for the Rays, too, you understand?" Maddon said after Saturday's game, according to mlb.com. "I mean, I totally appreciate what's going on, but I'm not gonna sit here and defend all of that noise in the Yankees' favor in our ballpark. I'm not gonna defend that. So if you're gonna come out, root for the Rays. We'd appreciate that."

Jeter heard the noise again Sunday, though nothing like Saturday. He went a quiet 1-for-5, although he did have a hit-and-run single in the Yankees' three-run fifth.

For the second straight game, Jeter was the designated hitter, never a preference of his.

Joe Girardi said there is nothing wrong with Jeter -- who fouled a ball hard off his left calf in the first inning Saturday -- and that it simply was a case of maintenance with another game on turf and a stretch of 13 straight after a day off Monday.

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"I felt it was just a chance to give Jeet a week where he could catch up," Girardi said.

After Saturday's game, Jeter smiled when asked about staying involved in the game as a DH. "To be honest with you, I don't know how people do it," said Jeter, who entering the weekend had started as the DH in only four games this season. "You run out of things to do."

Stephen Drew, a shortstop his entire career before coming to the Yankees, started there Sunday and made a terrific diving stop on Desmond Jennings' grounder in the eighth, although he could not throw him out.

No, Girardi said, he will not consider giving more time to Drew at short the rest of the season. "That's not a discussion I really want to have," Girardi said. "But Jeet's my shortstop."

Tanaka feels OK

When Girardi showed up at the ballpark Sunday morning, his first priority was checking on Masahiro Tanaka, who threw the first bullpen session of his rehab on Saturday.

"He felt good," Girardi said. "He's scheduled for another bullpen [this week] . . . I'm real encouraged."

Tanaka threw primarily fastballs in Saturday's 25-pitch bullpen session and Girardi said he will "start to spin some stuff" in his next session, the date of which has not been determined.

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Extra bases

Brian McCann went 0-for-4 in his first game back from the seven-day concussion DL and later said he "felt good." . . . Mark Teixeira's eighth-inning homer was the 361st of his career, tying him with Joe DiMaggio for 80th on the all-time list.

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