Tampa Bay Rays' Erasmo Ramirez, left, Chris Archer, center, and Mikie Mahtook celebrate a 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mahtook went five for five at the plate, hitting two double
Steve Nesius
September 19, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay rookie Mikie Mahtook was out of the starting lineup one day after tying a team record with five hits in a game.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said a number of factors, including third baseman Evan Longoria being the designated hitter for Saturday night's game against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, led to his lineup decision.

''We were confident, probably, he couldn't do it again,'' Cash said with a smile. ''Mikie will be back in there very soon.''

It was the eighth time, and first by a rookie, that a Rays player had a five-hit game. Mahtook did it Friday night in an 8-6 win over the Orioles.

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