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Longoria leads Rays to rout of Red Sox

Feb 27, 2009 - 10:39 PM PORT CHARLOTTE, Florida (Ticker) -- Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer Friday as the Tampa Bay Rays rolled to a 12-4 Grapefruit League victory over the Boston Red Sox in a game between last year's American League Championship Series participants.

Longoria's two-run shot in the second inning was the first home run of the spring for the Rays.

Fernando Perez had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Rays. Jason Bartlett added two hits and three RBI, while Tim Beckham, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 draft, got an infield hit in his first at-bat.

Rays starter Jeff Niemann, who is competing for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, pitched two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out two.

Red Sox righthander Michael Bowden, who played at three levels of Boston's organization in 2008, gave up four runs, five hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 6 2
    TAMPA BAY 1 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 x 12 13 2 FINAL
    WP - JEFF NIEMANN (1-0)
    LP - MICHAEL BOWDEN (0-1)
    HOME RUNS: TAM - EVAN LONGORIA (1) OFF ENRIQUE GONZALEZ IN THE 2ND
    CHRIS RICHARD (1) OFF CHARLIE ZINK IN THE 7TH
    TIME: 3:01

    Feb 27 4:16 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 5
    TAMPA BAY 1 4 5 0 0 0 2 12 13 (END BOTTOM 7)
    HOME RUNS: TAM - EVAN LONGORIA (1) OFF ENRIQUE GONZALEZ IN THE 2ND
    CHRIS RICHARD (1) OFF CHARLIE ZINK IN THE 7TH

    Red Sox 4, Rays 12  Bot 7, 0 OutsFeb 27 3:40 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0 4 4 5
    TAMPA BAY 1 4 5 0 0 10 11 (END BOTTOM 5)
    HOME RUNS: TAM - EVAN LONGORIA (1) OFF ENRIQUE GONZALEZ IN THE 2ND

    Red Sox 4, Rays 10  Bot 5, 0 OutsFeb 27 3:15 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0 3
    TAMPA BAY 1 4 5 10 11 (END BOTTOM 3)
    HOME RUNS: TAM - EVAN LONGORIA (1) OFF ENRIQUE GONZALEZ IN THE 2ND

    Red Sox 0, Rays 10  Bot 3, 0 OutsFeb 27 2:10 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 0 1
    TAMPA BAY 1 4 5 6 (END BOTTOM 2)
    HOME RUNS: TAM - EVAN LONGORIA (1) OFF ENRIQUE GONZALEZ IN THE 2ND

    Red Sox 0, Rays 5  Bot 2, 0 OutsFeb 27 1:45 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 1
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 3 (END BOTTOM 1)

    STARTING PITCHERS: BOS - MICHAEL BOWDEN (NR)
    TAM - JEFF NIEMANN (NR)

    Red Sox 0, Rays 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsFeb 27 1:25 PM

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