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MLB: Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2

MINNEAPOLIS, April 12 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins edged the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 3-2.

MLB: Texas 8, Tampa Bay 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 9 (UPI) -- Ian Kinsler went 4-for-4 Monday when the Texas Rangers came up with a six-run eighth inning to post an 8-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Toronto 8, Tampa Bay 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 7 (UPI) -- Frank Thomas hit his ninth career grand slam home run Saturday night to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay, 8-5.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 6

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Akinori Iwamura scored three runs Thursday night, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the New York Yankees, 7-6.

Norton wins year's final AL Player of Week

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Devil Rays infielder Greg Norton was named the American League Player of the Week Monday for the final week of the regular season.

MLB: Cleveland 2, Tampa Bay 1

CLEVELAND, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta drove in the winning run with a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night as the Cleveland Indians beat Tampa Bay, 2-1.

MLB: Tampa Bay 11, Boston 0

BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay erupted for nine runs in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday night and blanked the Boston Red Sox, 11-0.

MLB: Tampa Bay 11, N.Y. Yankees 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Carl Crawford and Ty Wigginton each drove in three runs and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays used two big innings Sunday to beat the New York Yankees, 11-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Ty Wigginton with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon gave Tampa Bay a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB: N.Y.Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 4

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano had two hits and five RBI Wednesday night as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 8-4, for their fifth straight win.

MLB: Tampa Bay 9, Oakland 6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Greg Norton hit a solo homer and six other players had two hits and an RBI Saturday night as Tampa Bay beat the Oakland Athletics, 9-6.

MLB: Seattle 4, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Cha Seung Baek gave up one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings Saturday night as Seattle beat Tampa Bay, 4-3, to snap a 12-game road losing streak.

MLB: Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 0

BALTIMORE, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nick Markakis hit two sacrifice flies Friday night to help Baltimore beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 4-0.

MLB: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A sacrifice fly by Mark Teixeira in the top of the third inning Thursday night produced the winning run as Texas edged Tampa Bay, 4-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Texas 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu and Carl Crawford homered Wednesday night as Tampa Bay beat the Texas Rangers, 7-3, for its third straight win.
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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)
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Carl Crawford."
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