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Hideki Matsui homers in Rays debut

Updated: May 29, 2012, 10:16 PM ET
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Hideki Matsui homered in his second at-bat of the season after the Tampa Bay Rays purchased his contract earlier Tuesday from Triple-A Durham.

The team announced the move before Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. Matsui was immediately inserted into manager Joe Maddon's lineup, batting sixth and starting in left field.

After hitting a fly to left in the second, Matsui connected for a long two-run homer to right during the fourth. It was his ...

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