ARLINGTON -- A day after hitting a walk-off home run to lead the Rays to a 4-3 win over the Angels, Brandon Allen was asked about his enjoyment of the moment. "I've seen the highlight," Allen said. "Once you go to bed, it's time to go again, but the first 10 hours were good. You get all the text messages and whatnot. It's been fun." Allen's feat was all the more amazing considering that he had drawn a bases-loaded walk that helped the Rays win Wednesday night, and prior to that he had not had an at-bat in a game since April 7.
"I've been working hard with these guys here," said Allen. "You just have to work at what you think will be successful. Stick to an approach and go in there and go after them." He laughed when a reporter noted that rest worked well for him. "I guess so." Allen said. The Rays have a loose clubhouse with players who like to have fun. Allen said he has enjoyed being a part of that atmosphere since joining the team Saturday. "Yeah, it's like you're an outcast if you don't have fun," Allen said. "It's been an enjoyable experience. Hopefully I can stay for a while. These guys know how to enjoy the game and go out there and win and have fun."