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Peavy says wrist his wrist is fine

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 13, 2013 12:30 AM

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jake Peavy said after the game that his right wrist was bruised and sore but otherwise fine.

A line drive off the bat of Desmond Jennings hit Peavy on the outer edge of the right wrist in the sixth inning. He stayed in the game and got the final out of the inning before leaving after 107 pitches.

Peavy had his wrist wrapped after a 4-3 loss against the Rays. But he said X-rays were negative.

“It’ll be OK,” he said. “I’m not worried about it.

Also:

• Rays manager Joe Maddon on the Red Sox: “We’re really looking forward to playing them in the playoffs." Tampa Bay has a one-game lead in the wild-card race.

• David Ortiz connected in the sixth inning for his 27th home run. He now has 91 RBIs. Big Papi could reach 30 home runs and 100 RBIs for the first time since 2010.

• Former Red Sox manager Don Zimmer watched from the stands as the teams took batting practice before the game. Zimmer, 82, is a senior adviser with the Rays. Jonny Gomes, a former Tampa Bay player, sat with Zimmer for a bit. Dustin Pedroia also came over to say hello.

• Shane Victorino did not play. John Farrell described him as having “tightness overall” after playing two games on the spongy turf at Tropicana Field.

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