Prado, who started in left field, didn't seem to mind the indoor confines of the stadium affectionately known to the locals as the Trop, going 2-for-4 with a double and a home run to extend his season-high hitting streak to 10 games.
Jason Heyward also made his first start on turf in his 308th big league game and his 277th start as a Major Leaguer. While Heyward made several impressive defensive plays on the grass-like AstroTurf in Friday's contest and again on Saturday, the 22-year-old right-fielder wasn't too fond of the material.
"It just starts digging away at your knees and your back," Heyward said. "I haven't had to make a diving play yet, but I kept on thinking to myself how rough it's got to be sliding for a catch."
Heyward wore a long-sleeve shirt underneath his jersey on Friday and Saturday.
The Rays had the new turf installed before the 2011 campaign to replace the FieldTurf as a part of AstroTurf's sponsorship arrangement with Major League Baseball. The turf features a horseshoe-shaped polymer fiber that the company promotes as a "grass-like, uniform, predictable" surface, leaving fewer rug burns when fielders slide or dive.
"It's still turf, not grass," Heyward said.