MLB: Tampa Bay 11, Chi. White Sox 5

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer and Ty Wigginton cracked a solo shot Sunday, driving Tampa Bay past the Chicago White Sox 11-5.

MLB: Tampa Bay 13, Seattle 12

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Ty Wigginton hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth Thursday afternoon to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays edge Seattle, 13-12.

MLB: Seattle 5, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 22 (UPI) -- Yuniesky Betancourt and Kenji Johjima each homered Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners posted a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

MLB: Tampa Bay 11, Texas 8

ORLANDO, Fla., May 16 (UPI) -- Carl Crawford highlighted a six-run fifth inning with a three-run triple Wednesday night as Tampa Bay outslugged Texas, 11-8.

MLB: Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 1

TORONTO, May 13 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena homered and drove in both runs Sunday afternoon as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays edged Toronto, 2-1, to snap a six-game losing streak.

MLB: Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 4

TORONTO, May 12 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday afternoon as the Toronto Blue Jays edged Tampa Bay, 5-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 3 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena and Rocco Baldelli drove in two runs each Thursday as Tampa Bay beat Minnesota 6-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3 (10 inn.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 2 (UPI) -- Pinch-runner Ben Zobrist beat a throw to the plate in the 10th inning Wednesday, giving Tampa Bay a 4-3 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Oakland 1

OAKLAND, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- B.J. Upton had two hits and one RBI Friday night as Tampa Bay beat the Oakland Athletics, 4-1.

MLB: LA Angels 11, Tampa Bay 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- Erick Aybar, Vladimir Guerrero and Orlando Cabrera each drove in two runs Thursday afternoon as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim drubbed Tampa Bay, 11-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, NY Yankees 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- Carl Crawford hit his first career grand slam in the seventh inning Tuesday to lead the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 6-4 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Tampa Bay 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 22 (UPI) -- Ryan Garko hit a three-run home run in the top of the ninth Sunday afternoon as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 6-4.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- Travis Hafner hit an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning Friday night to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 18 (UPI) -- Nick Markakis hit a solo home run Wednesday to help the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa Bay, 6-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, April 14 (UPI) -- Scott Kazmir scattered two earned runs and six hits over eight innings Friday night as Tampa Bay beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-2.
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Carl Crawford
Tampa Bay Rays and member of the American League All Star Team, Carl Crawford displays the trophy he has won for being voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 MLB All Star Game played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 14, 2009. The American League won the game 4-3. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Carl Demonte Crawford (born August 5, 1981, in Houston, Texas) is an American professional baseball outfielder who plays for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He bats and throws left-handed. Crawford has more triples (110) than any other active baseball player.

Crawford, a native of the Fifth Ward area of Houston, attended Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In baseball, he batted .638 as a senior. Crawford was offered scholarships to play basketball as a point guard at UCLA. He also had an option to play college football as an option quarterback at Nebraska, USC, Oklahoma, Florida, and Tulsa. He had originally signed a letter of intent to play football for Nebraska but he turned down both offers in favor of a baseball career.

Crawford was drafted by the Devil Rays in the second round (52nd overall) of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft.

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