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MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, June 29 (UPI) -- Shawn Riggans homered and knocked in two runs Sunday to help the Tampa Bay Bays edge Pittsburgh 4-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Pittsburgh 5

PITTSBURGH, June 27 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria and Eric Hinske staked Tampa Bay to an early lead with three-run homers Friday and the Rays outlasted Pittsburgh 10-5.

MLB: Tampa Bay 15, Florida 3

MIAMI, June 25 (UPI) -- Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria hit home runs during a 10-run fifth inning Wednesday, propelling Tampa Bay to a 15-3 rout of Florida.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Florida 4

MIAMI, June 24 (UPI) -- Dioner Navarro and Eric Hinske had RBI walks in the eighth inning Tuesday to hand the Tampa Bay Rays a 6-4 inter-league victory over the Florida Marlins.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Chicago Cubs 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria and Cliff Floyd each hit solo home runs Tuesday to power the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Tampa Bay 13, LA Angels 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 10 (UPI) -- Dioner Navarro had four hits, including a solo home run, drove in four runs and scored three Monday night to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the LA Angels 13-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 12, Texas 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton, Dioner Navarro and Eric Hinske homered Friday and the Tampa Bay Rays scored nine times in the last two innings to blast Texas 12-4.
Lester, Ordonez share AL player award

Lester, Ordonez share AL player award

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Boston pitcher Jon Lester and Detroit outfielder Magglio Ordonez were named the American League players of the week, league officials said Tuesday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 11, Baltimore 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria hit two homers and knocked in six runs Saturday to help Tampa Bay clobber Baltimore 11-4.
MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 6 (13 innings)

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 6 (13 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., May 20 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria hit a two-run home run in the 13th inning Monday and the Rays held on for a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: St. Louis 9, Tampa Bay 8 (10 innings)

ST. LOUIS, May 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick hit two solo homers, one in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, helping St. Louis to a 9-8 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, LA Angels 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by Carl Crawford in the sixth inning Sunday helped the Tampa Bay Rays beat the LA Angels of Anaheim 8-5.

MLB: Tampa Bay 2, LA Angels 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- Scott Kazmir and three relievers combined to hurl a three-hit shutout Saturday in the Tampa Bay Rays' 2-0 blanking of the LA Angels of Anaheim.

MLB: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 4

BOSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek drove in three runs Saturday in the Boston Red Sox' 12-4 rout of Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 2, Boston 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 27 (UPI) -- James Shields' complete game, two-hit shutout Sunday led Tampa Bay to a 3-0 win and a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox.
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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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