TORONTO (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays celebrated a win but lost another player on Monday night.
Cesar Ramos got his first career victory after replacing the injured Jeff Niemann, and Ben Zobrist homered as the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1.
The celebration was muted by news that Niemann is expected to miss four to six weeks after fracturing his right leg, forcing the Rays to find another replacement for an already injury-filled lineup.
"It's tough, a lot of adversity right now," Zobrist said. "We're just trying to keep nine bodies on the field."
Before the game, the Rays put outfielder Desmond Jennings (left knee) on the 15-day disabled list. Once Niemann joins him, the Rays will have eight players sidelined with injuries, a list that also includes slugging third baseman Evan Longoria (torn left hamstring), closer Kyle Farnsworth (right elbow), catcher Robinson Chirinos (concussion) and outfielder Sam Fuld (right wrist).
"We've been bitten a little bit to this point," Rays m...