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Rays try to shrug off 0-4 start

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The Rays can't do much about their 0-4 start, given that they feel they are playing well and just not getting any hits to fall in.

What they're not going to do, after Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Angels, is panic.

Or press.

"It's tough, especially with this young team," veteran outfielder Johnny Damon said. "You're 0-4, you hear all this that the team is not the same. Well, we have 158 games to go. It's not like football. You go 0-4 in football, it's like losing 40 straight baseball games.

"We're definitely upset where we're at. The positive is we scored as many runs tonight as did the first three games. You get buzzard luck sometimes."

The Rays feel they are having good at-bats, just not getting good results -- evidenced by their .138 team average and six runs total for the season.

"Honestly, I'm not displeased," manager Joe Maddon said. "(Going) 0-4 is no good, I don't like that part of it. But I do like, we're playing the game pretty well right now. We're just not hitting, and that happens. ...

"If our pitching was awful and we were making a lot of errors and stuff, I'd be concerned. If the espirit de corps wasn't good and we weren't playing with the kind of verve that I like to see, I would be concerned."

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