Billy Hamilton

Smith, Rays finally catch Hamilton in rundown, beat Reds 8-3

This dash to third base was a bit different for Mallex Smith.

The Tampa Bay left fielder rushed in to tag out speedy Billy Hamilton after a lengthy rundown, highlighting the Rays' 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

"When you get the fast guy like that, you've got to bring our fast guy and run him down," Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. said.

Hamilton stole his major league-leading 31st base in the fourth inning. But he later got trapped when he thought about scoring from second base on a two-out grounder by Eugenio Suarez that shortstop Daniel Robertson bobbled.

It took five throws to nab Hamilton between home and third, with six Rays...

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