MLB: Cleveland 9, Tampa Bay 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta hit his first grand slam home run Sunday afternoon to help Cleveland beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 9-4.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta had two hits and two RBI Saturday night as Cleveland beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 5-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Carl Crawford capped a three-run ninth inning Friday night with a two-run single as Tampa Bay beat the Cleveland Indians, 6-5.

MLB: Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Gregg Zaun and Bengie Molina hit two-run homers Thursday night to help Toronto beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 6-2.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Three players each had two RBI Wednesday night as Tampa Bay blasted Toronto, 8-3.

MLB: Oakland 6, Tampa Bay 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Jason Kendall had one run, two hits, and two RBI Saturday night to help Oakland beat Tampa Bay, 6-3.

MLB: Seattle 5, Tampa Bay 4

SEATTLE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A go-ahead homer by Raul Ibanez in the fifth helped give the Seattle Mariners a 5-4 seesaw victory Monday over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

MLB: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A solo home run by David Ortiz in the top of the eighth inning Friday night, his second of the contest, gave Boston a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Detroit 10, Tampa Bay 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Carlos Guillen became the 10th player in Detroit history to hit for the cycle Tuesday as the Tigers defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 10-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 31 (UPI) -- Damon Hollins went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and Casey Fossum threw 10 strikeouts Monday as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Detroit Tigers, 7-3.

MLB: L.A. Angels 15, Tampa Bay 6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 26 (UPI) -- Juan Rivera hit one of his two-run doubles during a 10-run second inning Wednesday afternoon as the Los Angeles Angels crushed Tampa Bay, 15-6.

MLB: LA Angels 7, Tampa Bay 5

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 16 (UPI) -- Howie Kendrick had three hits, including two doubles, drove in two runs and scored twice Sunday as the LA Angels beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 7-5.

MLB: LA Angels 9, Tampa Bay 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 16 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero had a grand slam and five RBI, as the LA Angels of Anaheim beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 9-2, Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 1, Tampa Bay 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- Four pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout Friday night as the New York Yankees edged Tampa Bay, 1-0, for their third straight win.

MLB: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a grand slam homer Thursday night to help Boston beat Tampa Bay, 12-5, and avert a four-game sweep by the lowly Devil Rays.
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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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