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ARLINGTON -- Fernando Rodney had an ugly line on Sunday when he allowed two runs on three hits in 2/3 of an inning in a 13-0 loss to the Indians. Included in his line was a home run by Carlos Santana.

Sunday's outing was Rodney's second of the season, after he blew a save in his first outing last Wednesday night against the Orioles. Rays manager Joe Maddon didn't seem too worried about Rodney, though.

"You're normally [going to get] a poor performance by a closer in this kind of game," Maddon said. "The adrenaline is just not there and everything about it is just awkward for that kind of pitcher. That's why, whenever you bring a guy like that, a closer, into a game like this, a closer, you [hate] to do it. But he needed the work. He needed to go out and throw the baseball."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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