In case you missed it: September 23

BY foxsports • September 24, 2013

In case you missed it, here were the top sports stories from FOX Sports Florida from Monday, September 23:

* Andrew Astleford takes a look at how Monday’s action impacted the tight American League wild-card race. Read More

With their four-game sweep of the Orioles, the Rays are building
momentum at the right time as they head out for their season-ending road
trip in New York and Toronto. Read More

* First baseman James Loney didn’t start for the Rays, but he certainly
finished, coming up with a pinch-hit home run to lead off the ninth
inning to give Tampa Bay a sweep of visiting Baltimore. Read More

* Nathan Eovaldi started the season hurt and then spent most of the rest of it in the shadow of rookie sensation Jose Fernandez, but the 23-year-old shut down the Phillies on Monday in another strong outing in his under-the-radar season for the Marlins. Read More

* The Marlins rode right-hander Nathan Eovaldi for 7 ⅔ strong innings as they took the series opener from the visiting Phillies. Read More

* Phillies starter Roy Halladay didn’t have it Monday night, lasting a third of an inning before exiting with what the team called right-arm soreness. Read More

* King James, The Truth, KG, Shuttlesworth. Iconic nicknames, to be sure, and ones fans may see on the backs of Heat and Nets jersey for a game this season, as the NBA mulls having the teams play with "nickname jerseys." Read More
* Miami Hurricanes quarterback Stephen Morris was injured in the first quarter against Savannah State, but it is just a bone bruise and the senior is working through and aims to be ready to play against South Florida this weekend. Read More
* Orioles third baseman Manny Machado injured his left leg while running to first in the top of the seventh inning and had to be carted off the field. Read More
* The knee injury to Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is not considered serious, but his status for Monday’s game against the Saints is still uncertain. Read More
* Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who has missed the past two games because of a laceration on his right hand, will start for the Jaguars when they take on the Colts on Sunday. Read More

* After starts against the Rangers and the Orioles -- compiling a 2-0 record and a 1.65 ERA -- Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was named the American League player of the week. Read More

* Two Pro Bowlers were out. So was a guy who just got a big contract extension and one who had two interceptions in the season opener. No problem. There was still plenty of D on the Dolphins. Read More

* University of Florida linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. earned the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor for his performance in the 31-17 win over Tennessee. Read More

* Jameis Winston's first three games have overshadowed what has been a dominating performance on the ground by Florida State's tailbacks. The No. 8 Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC) have run for 799 yards in three games, which puts them 19th in the Football Bowl Subdivision at 266 yards per game. Read More

* In what he called "a long time coming," Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jesse Crain was activated from the 60-day disabled list Monday. He will be available for the series finale between the Rays and Baltimore Orioles on Monday afternoon at Tropicana Field. Read More

* Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings has a mild left hamstring strain and is considered day-to-day. Read More

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