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.

MLB: Tampa Bay 2, Chi. White Sox 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- Scott Kazmir and five relievers combined to hurl a four-hit shutout Saturday when the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Texas 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 26 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's Scott Kazmir worked seven innings and earned his fourth straight victory Monday, leading the Rays over the Texas Rangers 7-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Oakland 2

OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- Emil Brown's error on Dioner Navarro's eighth-inning line drive let three runs score, allowing Tampa Bay to escape with a 3-2 win over Oakland Tuesday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- Shawn Riggans' fourth-inning two-run homer Thursday helped the Tampa Bay Rays top the New York Yankees 5-2.

Rays sign best pitcher to long-term deal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have signed ace left-hander Scott Kazmir to a four-year contract extension.

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 7, Tampa Bay 3

BOSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis' three hits and four RBI Sunday led the Boston Red Sox 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay P Kazmir out with elbow strain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have shut down ace left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir after an MRI showed he has an elbow strain.

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

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A two-run single in the seventh by Jose Molina put New York in front Thursday night and the Yankees went on to down Tampa Bay, 3-1.

MLB: Boston 8, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Josh Beckett Friday night became the first major league pitcher to reach 20 wins this year, as the Boston Red Sox rolled past Tampa Bay, 8-1.

Carmona, Kazmir share AL weekly honors

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Two 23-year-old starting pitchers, Scott Kazmir of Tampa Bay and Fausto Carmona of Cleveland, were named Monday as co-AL Players of the Week.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Jonny Gomes had four hits and two RBI Saturday night, as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat Seattle, 6-2.

MLB: Tampa Bay 1, Boston 0

BOSTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings of five-hit ball and Josh Wilson drove in the only run Monday as Tampa Bay posted a 1-0 win over Boston.

MLB: Baltimore 8, Tampa Bay 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Aubrey Huff lofted a two-run home run and Ramon Hernandez drilled a bases-clearing double Tuesday as Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 8-4.
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Scott Kazmir
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays Scott Kazmir of the American League All Stars attends a press conference in Pittsburgh, Pa on July 10, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Scott Edward Kazmir (born January 24, 1984) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Kazmir made his Major League debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2004 when he was only 20 years old, and is still the franchise's all-time strikeout leader with 874. He is also among the team's leaders in earned-run average, wins, and games started.

At Cypress Falls High School, Kazmir threw four straight no-hitters as a junior. He was highly recruited after striking out 172 batters in 75 innings as a senior at Cypress Falls High School, and had verbally committed to the University of Texas. However, Kazmir was drafted in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. Along with teammate Clint Everts (who was selected 5th overall by the Montreal Expos) he became half of the first pair of high school pitchers from the same team drafted in the first round.

In 2004, he was considered the top pitching prospect for the New York Mets. While playing for their Double-A team, the Binghamton Mets, he was infamously traded along with minor league pitcher Joselo Díaz to the Devil Rays on July 30, 2004 for Víctor Zambrano and Bartolomé Fortunato. This trade was big news, and continues to be widely criticized by the New York media and fan base given Kazmir's subsequent success. There is also speculation that the move may have led to the demotion of then-General Manager Jim Duquette within the organization.

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