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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.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Chicago White Sox 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena smashed a bases-clearing double in Tampa Bay's 4-run fourth inning Saturday, keying the Rays' 8-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 3 (11 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 18 (UPI) -- Jason Bartlett's squeeze bunt scored John Jaso in the 11th inning Monday to boost the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Tampa Bay 2, Seattle 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 16 (UPI) -- Gabe Kapler lofted a tie-breaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning Sunday, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win over Seattle.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 6

ST . PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell drove in the deciding run in the eighth inning Monday to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 7-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Matt Garza combined with three relievers on a three-hit shutout Saturday, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
MLB: Chi. White Sox 5, Tampa Bay 0

MLB: Chi. White Sox 5, Tampa Bay 0

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- Chicago White Sox southpaw Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game Thursday, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 5-0 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell hit a two- run homer in the 11th inning Tuesday, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, N.Y. Mets 6

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- B.J. Upton's four hits and four RBI Sunday keyed Tampa Bay's 10-6 inter-league victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Mets 1

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena and Ben Zobrist each hit solo homers Saturday, propelling the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 inter-league victory over the New York Mets.
MLB: Tampa Bay 12, Colorado 4

MLB: Tampa Bay 12, Colorado 4

DENVER, June 17 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Rays churned out 17 hits, including 11 for extra bases, in a 12-4 inter-league drubbing of the Colorado Rockies Tuesday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 14 (UPI) -- Willy Aybar's eighth-inning pinch-hit RBI double Sunday boosted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-4 inter-league win over Washington, completing a three-game sweep.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- Gabe Kapler's pinch homer in the eighth inning Friday lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 inter-league win over the Washington Nationals.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Boston 2

BAGHDAD, Mass., April 8 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena's two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth inning Wednesday that boosted Tampa Bay to a 7-2 victory over Boston.

Kapler signs 1-year deal with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Outfielder Gabe Kapler, who came out of retirement to bat .301 for Milwaukee last season, signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay, the Rays said Monday.
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Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Gabe Kapler makes a diving catch to retire Chicago White Sox's Jermaine Dye during the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on July 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Gabriel "Gabe" Stefan Kapler (born July 31, 1975, in Hollywood, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays. He has also played portions of nine seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs 205 lbs.

Kapler was a 57th-round draft pick (1,487th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 1995. Of the 615 players on Opening Day rosters in 2009 who came through the draft, Kapler was the lowest pick. He bats and throws right-handed. In his first 11 Major League seasons, Kapler posted a .271 batting average with 80 home runs and 372 RBIs.

To honor his Jewish heritage, Kapler has a Star of David tattooed on his left calf, with the inscription "Strong Willed, Strong Minded" in Hebrew, and the post-Holocaust motto "Never Again" with a flame and the dates of the Holocaust on his right calf.

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