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MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Los Angeles Angels 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Archer gave up a lone run over seven innings Wednesday to help carry Tampa Bay to a 4-1 decision over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, New York Yankees 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria drove in the go-ahead run during a sixth-inning rally and added a homer Saturday, carrying the Tampa Bay Rays past the New York Yankees 4-2.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, New York Yankees 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Jose Lobaton ignited a Tampa Bay power display with a three-run blast in the second Friday and the Rays went on to cool off the New York Yankees 7-2.

MLB: Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Adam Lind ripped two solo homers Saturday, helping the Toronto Blue Jays cool off Tampa Bay 6-2.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Bourgeois drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning Wednesday, rallying Tampa Bay to a 5-4 win over Seattle.

MLB: Seattle 5, Tampa Bay 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Dustin Ackley's run-scoring triple in the sixth inning provided the difference Tuesday and Seattle handed slumping Tampa Bay a sixth straight loss, 5-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 2, San Francisco 1 (10 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Wil Myers singled home Desmond Jennings with the winning run in the 10th inning Saturday, lifting Tampa Bay to a 2-1 interleague win over San Francisco.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- Roberto Hernandez allowed two runs in a complete-game effort Tuesday, staking the first-place Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 interleague win over Arizona.

MLB: Houston 2, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 12 (UPI) -- Jarred Cosart took a no-hitter into the seventh inning during his major league debut Friday, allowing Houston to edge Tampa Bay 2-1.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3 (13 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 11 (UPI) -- Ben Zobrist's long single with two outs in the 13th inning Wednesday scored Yunel Escobar from second and gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist each cracked a seventh-inning homer Monday, sending the streaking Tampa Bay Rays over Minnesota 7-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Chicago White Sox 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- David Price tossed a complete-game eight-hitter Sunday and the Tampa Bay Rays finished a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 3-1 decision.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 3 (10 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 29 (UPI) -- Yunel Escobar's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning drove in the winning run Saturday, propelling the Tampa Bay Rays over Detroit 4-3.

MLB: Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 28 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs Friday and Prince Fielder had another in powering Detroit past Tampa Bay 6-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 25 (UPI) -- Matt Moore struck out 11 over six innings for his 10th win Tuesday and the Tampa Bay Rays used a three-run fourth inning to post a 5-1 victory over Toronto.
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Ben Zobrist
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett (L) leaps over Colorado Rockies catcher Paul Phillips to complete a double play in the fourth inning during their interleague game at Coors Field in Denver on June 18, 2009. Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist backs up the play. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Zobrist (born May 26, 1981) is an American baseball player currently with Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays. A switch-hitter who throws right-handed, he has exhibited a versatility to play most positions with the exception of pitcher and catcher. He has been the Rays' starting second baseman since 2009. Besides Zo, Zobi Wan Kenobi, Zoby and Benny-Zo, he is also known by the nickname Zorilla, given to him by Rays manager Joe Maddon.

Zobrist grew up in Eureka, Illinois, raised by his parents Tom and Cindi. He loved playing baseball since he was eight, so much so that he and his friends built their own wiffle ball field behind his house. After no pro scouts or college recruiters looked at him when he graduated, he thought baseball was over for him. "Baseball was not even a thought in my mind," Zobrist said, "When I was done with my last high school game, I was driving around town just thinking I'm done with baseball the rest of my life." Despite this, Zobrist's high school coach encouraged him to go the annual event that showcased seniors in Peoria, Illinois each summer. He played in the showcase, and was given an offer by Olivet Nazarene University. In his time at Olivet, he pitched and also played at shortstop and second. He transferred to Dallas Baptist University for his senior year, where he played shortstop.

Zobrist played in Wausau, WI in the Summer Collegiate Northwoods League in 2003. He was voted team MVP & led his team to the League Championship.

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