Rays' Scott homers to snap hitless streak
Tampa Bay's designated hitter connected off Cleveland's Justin Masterson with one out and a runner on first in the fifth inning Friday night. Scott had to wait and see if center fielder Michael Brantley had the ball in his glove after trying to make a leaping catch at the wall.
It was Scott's first hit since June 1 and came after he struck out twice, putting him within five at-bats of the major league record.
Scott was 0 for 26 with 10 strikeouts since coming off the disabled list June 28.
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