MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 2 (12 inn.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Rocco Baldelli scored the go-ahead run on a 12th-inning error Sunday and the American League East champion Tampa Bay Rays downed Kansas City 3-2.

MLB: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Jason Bay's two hits and two RBI Thursday led the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Boston 7, Toronto 0

BOSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis drove in three runs for the Boston Red Sox Sunday in a 7-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: New York Yankees 8, Boston 4

BOSTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Hideki Matsui hit two solo home runs and Alex Rodriguez had a two-run homer and three RBI Sunday to lead the New York Yankees to an 8-4 win over Boston.

MLB: Boston 6, Baltimore 5 (11 innings)

BALTIMORE, July 1 (UPI) -- Julio Lugo's 11th-inning RBI single boosted the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 win Wednesday over the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB: Boston 6, Detroit 3

DETROIT, June 4 (UPI) -- Jason Bay hit a two-run double in a six-run third inning Thursday, leading Boston to a 6-3 win over Detroit.

MLB: Toronto 5, Boston 3

TORONTO, May 30 (UPI) -- Alex Rios had four hits and two RBI Saturday, helping Toronto rally past Boston 5-3.
MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's Matt Garza and four relievers held Boston to three hits and the Rays beat the Red Sox 3-1 Sunday to win the ALCS and move on to the World Series.

MLB: Tampa Bay 9, Boston 1

BOSTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- B.J. Upton and Rocco Baldelli each hit a three-run homer Monday to lead Tampa Bay to a 9-1 win over Boston in Game 3 of the ALCS.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- James Shields allowed a run and six hits in seven innings Sunday, helping the Tampa Bay Rays finish a three-game sweep with a 10-4 rout of Baltimore.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 9

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Rocco Baldelli's ninth-inning RBI double Saturday helped the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays edge Baltimore 10-9 for their fourth win in a row.

MLB: Tampa Bay 9, Chicago White Sox 4

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ben Zobrist homered and drove in three runs Friday, helping the Tampa Bay Rays down the Chicago White Sox 9-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 3 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena and Rocco Baldelli drove in two runs each Thursday as Tampa Bay beat Minnesota 6-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- Scott Kazmir allowed two earned runs on six hits in seven innings Sunday as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat Oakland, 5-3.

MLB: LA Angels 11, Tampa Bay 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- Erick Aybar, Vladimir Guerrero and Orlando Cabrera each drove in two runs Thursday afternoon as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim drubbed Tampa Bay, 11-3.
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Rocco Baldelli
Tampa Bay Rays' Fernando Perez (38) and Dioner Navarro (30) give a high five to teammate Rocco Baldelli (5) after they all scored on a homer hit by Baldelli in the eighth inning of game three of the ALCS at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on October 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)

Rocco Daniel Baldelli (pronounced /ˈrɒkoʊ bɔːlˈdɛli/; born September 25, 1981 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Rocco Baldelli attended the PEGASUS Gifted and Talented middle-school program at La Salle Academy in Providence. He played baseball for the Rhode Island Tides, an AAU ball club. Then he switched to Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island, for high school. There he posted a 4.25 grade point average. He was also a four sport star, excelling at baseball, a season of indoor track, basketball, and volleyball and was selected in the first round of the 2000 amateur draft. He has said that if he had not signed with Tampa Bay, he would have attended Wake Forest University, rather than Princeton.

He is of pre-dominantly Italian and French ancestry but has a distant Syrian lineage through his paternal grandmother.

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