Manager Joe Maddon continues to get peppered with questions about why the Rays are good on the road and not so good at home, and he can't pinpoint a reason.
"We pitch better on the road, and that makes no sense at all," said Maddon, when sorting through the statistics. "... I don't know [the answer], because this place [Tropicana Field] has been weird, uncomfortable for other teams to come into. A lot of it, I even go back to when I first got here. The sight lines. The depth perception. Roof lights. All those things. ... I wish I had something solid to say. It's just been really awkward. Because, normally we make our move here then try to play as well as we can on the road. I don't have it. I don't know."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.