Upton stepping up his game for Rays

Upton stepping up his game for Rays

Upton stepping up his game for Rays
ST. PETERSBURG -- B.J. Upton has been an offensive force for the Rays lately.

While hitting second in the lineup over the last 21 games, Upton has hit .375 with 13 extra-base hits, 14 RBIs, 14 walks, and seven stolen bases.

"B.J.'s been doing great," Maddon said. "His at-bats have been fantastic. His defense, his baserunning, everything's been very, very good. B.J. likes this time of year. B.J. likes playoff baseball. He's done well there in the past; he kind of rises to the occasion. So this doesn't surprise me what he's doing."