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Longoria went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Yankees.
Longoria is going through a bit of a power surge here in the last month of an otherwise frustrating campaign. Over his last 14 games, dating back to September 3, the three-time All-Star has slugged .554 while belting five roundtrippers and driving in a dozen runs.
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Longoria was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a losing effort against Toronto on Wednesday night.
The Rays looked listless and found themselves behind 6-0 after five innings before mounting a mild threat later in the game. Longoria lead the charge with a run-scoring single and a two-run home run, his 18th, but it was too little, too late. Longoria is hitting a tepid .254 and has logged just the 18 home runs, but he has been productive with 81 RBI on the season.
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Longoria smacked a solo homer and finished with a couple of RBI in Thursday's loss at Baltimore.
Longoria played DH on Tuesday due to forearm soreness, but has manned third base in each of the last two games. It's been a disappointing season for Longoria, who is slashing just .255/.325/.394 in 518 at-bats.
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Longoria is manning DH on Tuesday at Baltimore because his forearm has been sore for about five days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Longoria will receive a day off from playing the field but expects to return to third base Wednesday. During that five-day stretch, he was hit or miss at the plate, batting .190 (4-for-21) with one home run, five RBI, one run, one stolen base, and one walk versus seven strikeouts.
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Longoria was 1-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base in the Rays' win over Toronto on Sunday.
He was responsible for both Tampa Bay runs - the first with a groundout in the first inning, and the last with a single in the tenth to propel the Rays to the win. The two RBI give him 72 on the year, and he even swiped a bag (his fifth) in this one, to further help his fantasy owners.
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Longoria was 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, and three RBI in the Rays win over Toronto on Friday night.
When the Rays are playing well, Longoria is typically a key component of their success. He now has 16 long ones and 70 RBI to go with a rather disappointing .254 average, but there is still time for him to reel off a not streak.
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Despite leaving Wednesday's game after seven innings and serving as the DH Thursday, Longoria is not dealing with any health issues, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It would be fair to question Longoria's health with him taking it easy the last couple days, but it appears manager Joe Maddon is just looking for ways to get him rest while keeping him in the lineup. Longoria has started every game this season, and he figures to continue playing every day unless the Rays fall out of the playoff hunt.
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Evan Longoria delivered a go-ahead three-run double in a 6-4 win over the Red Sox on Friday.
The Red Sox held a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Ben Zobrist singled home a run (with some help from Jonny Gomes) to tie things up and Longoria eventually put the Rays in front with a bases-loaded double down the left field line. The 28-year-old has driven in nine runs over six games since the All-Star break.
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Evan Longoria hit a two-run single and scored a run in Tuesday's win over the Royals.
Longoria had just one hit in his four at-bats, but it was a big one. He came through with a two-run single in the sixth inning to give the Rays their first lead. Longoria also scored an important insurance run in the eighth inning. Longoria is batting .263/.339/.397 with a few days left to improve on those numbers before the All-Star break.
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Evan Longoria belted his 11th home run of the season on Friday, helping to lead the Rays to a 6-3 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.
Longoria connected on a solo shot off Drew Smyly in the fourth inning, increasing the Rays advantage to 2-0. He reached in all five of his plate appearances on the night, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and also getting hit by a pitch. Even with the strong night, he sports a disappointing .265/.339/.405 slash line on the season to go along with 11 homers and 39 RBI.