Rays' Designated Hitter Breaks Three Bats on Three Swings

Monday June 16th, 2014

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Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Jerry Sands caused a spike in the team's equipment budget, breaking three bats on three consecutive swings in Sunday's game against the Astros.

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Sands received a steady diet of inside fastballs from Houston reliever Jerome Williams in the eighth inning and went through quite a bit of lumber before finally mustering a broken bat single that drove in a game-winning run.

Upon further investigation it was determined that the bats were not, in fact, made of balsa wood. [Deadspin]

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