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MLB: Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Wednesday, allowing the Tampa Bay Rays to pull out a 2-1 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena homered and Evan Longoria added a pair of hits Monday to help the Tampa Bay Rays defeat Toronto 6-2.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Carl Crawford clubbed a game-tying, sixth-inning homer Sunday and the Tampa Bay Rays went on to defeat Boston 5-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Los Angeles Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce homered for Tampa Bay Tuesday and the Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-3.

Longoria, Cano named AL Players of Week

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria and New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano shared the American League's Player of the Week honors Monday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Oakland 4

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Sean Rodriguez belted a two-run, eighth-inning homer Saturday, handing the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 comeback win over Oakland.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Texas 6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria went 3-for-4, including a solo homer, and drove in four runs Wednesday and the Tampa Bay Rays swept Texas with an 8-6 win.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Texas 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Matt Garza struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays pounded out 15 hits Tuesday in a 10-1 rout of Texas.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Texas 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena's go-ahead RBI single highlighted a four-run, eighth-inning rally Monday and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated Texas 6-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jeremy Hellickson pitched seven scoreless innings in his second major league start Tuesday and the Tampa Bay Rays pounded Detroit 8-0.

MLB: Toronto 1, Tampa Bay 0

TORONTO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Brandon Morrow threw 8 2/3 no-hit innings Saturday, settling for a 1-hit shutout with 17 strikeouts in Toronto's 1-0 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 28 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria homered and had three of Tampa Bay's 14 hits Wednesday, pacing the Rays to a 7-4 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 4

BALTIMORE, July 21 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria knocked in two runs, including the go-ahead tally on a bases-loaded walk, and the Tampa Bay Rays edged Baltimore 5-4 Wednesday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 1

BALTIMORE, July 19 (UPI) -- Jason Bartlett's two-run single highlighted a seven-run outburst in the third that propelled the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-1 rout of Baltimore.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, July 4 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria and Gabe Kapler each drove in two runs in a seventh-inning splurge Sunday, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-4 decision over the Minnesota Twins.
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Evan Longoria
Seattle Mariners catcher Rob Johnson (L) looses the ball as Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria scores on Carlos Pena 's doubled to deep center in the first inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle April 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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Evan Michael Longoria (born October 7, 1985) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. Formerly, Longoria was a star infielder for the Long Beach State University baseball team, the 2005 Cape Cod League MVP, and the 2006 Big West Co-Player of the Year.

He made his major league debut for the Rays in 2008, and was named to the American League team for the 2008 MLB All Star Game. Longoria was also named the 2008 American League Rookie of the Year on November 10.

Born in Downey, California, Longoria graduated from St. John Bosco High School. He was a two-year letterman in baseball and as a senior was a first team All-Serra League selection. Longoria did not receive any scholarship offers to play college baseball. USC was the only program to consider him, but eventually backed out of recruiting him. At 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, many baseball recruiters felt Longoria was too slim by Division I baseball standards. As a result, he attended Rio Hondo Community College during his freshman season before LBSU offered him a scholarship.

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