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ST. PETERSBURG -- Prior to the game, Rays general manager Chuck LaMar said B.J. Upton would stay with the major league club for the remainder of the season.
During Tuesday's game against Anaheim, Upton proved he belonged.
The 19-year-old rookie shortstop socked his first major league home run and added a run-scoring ground-rule double in Tampa Bay's 8-3 victory over the Angels on Tuesday before 9,537 fans at Tropicana Field.
"I don't know about that," Upton said on staying in the majors the rest of the season. "I just come to the field expecting to play. I stay ready."