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MLB: Tampa Bay 8, San Diego 7

May 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria slammed a two-out homer in the bottom of the ninth Saturday, rallying the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-7 interleague win over San Diego.

The Rays, who led 6-2 for most the game, coughed up the advantage in the seventh when San Diego scored five times.

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But as they got down to their last out in the ninth, the Rays began a comeback when Ben Zobrist drew a walk from closer Huston Street (0-2).

That brought up Longoria, who launched a pitch onto the porch beyond the left-center field wall, pulling out a dramatic win for the Rays.

James Loney hit a two-run homer while Yunel Escobar drove in two more runs for Tampa Bay, which clinched its three-game series.

Cesar Ramos (1-0) collected the decision with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Jesus Guzman belted a grand slam and Chase Headley contributed a two-run shot for the Padres.

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