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Longoria, Rays look to sweep Orioles

May 25, 2008 - 3:24 PM Baltimore (24-24) at Tampa Bay (29-20), 1:40 pm EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Ticker) -- Rookie Evan Longoria looks to build off his first career multi-homer performance Sunday when the Tampa Bay Rays aim for a three-game series sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

Tampa Bay has won 14 of its previous 15 home games and is targeting its fourth sweep in its last five series at Tropicana Field.

Longoria homered twice and drove in a career-high six RBI on Saturday and Carlos Pena finished a home run shy of the cycle as the Rays cruised to an 11-4 rout of the Orioles.

The 22-year-old Longoria is batting .241 with seven blasts and 26 RBI this season.

Tampa Bay, which is 21-9 since April 22, will send righthander James Shields (4-3, 3.38 ERA) to the mound. He allowed five runs and eight hits over 7 2/3 innings during Monday's 7-6 triumph over the Oakland Athletics.

Looking to avoid its fifth consecutive loss, Baltimore counters with Daniel Cabrera (5-1, 3.48).

The Dominican righthander is seeking his fourth win in as many starts after pitching seven solid frames in Tuesday's 12-2 victory over the New York Yankees.

The Orioles are 8-1 this season when Cabrera gets the start.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BALTIMORE 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 8 0
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BAL - DANIEL CABRERA, JAMIE WALKER (6TH), JIM JOHNSON (7TH), GEORGE
    SHERRILL (9TH) AND RAMON HERNANDEZ
    TAM - JAMES SHIELDS, TREVER MILLER (9TH), TROY PERCIVAL
    (9TH

    May 25 4:33 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY EVAN LONGORIA SCORED CARLOS PENA.
    FINAL SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, BALTIMORE 4

    Orioles 4, Rays 5  Bot 9, 0 OutsMay 25 4:33 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 72 roots (Close Finish)

    Orioles 4, Rays 4  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 25 4:11 PM
  • 5
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    senorpepr Added 5 roots

    Orioles 4, Rays 4  Bot 8, 0 OutsMay 25 4:07 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY AUBREY HUFF (7) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF JAMES SHIELDS.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4, TAMPA BAY 4
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: K MILLAR (.239, 0-FOR-2)

    Orioles 4, Rays 4  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 25 3:23 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MELVIN MORA SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M MORA ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 3
    TAMPA BAY 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.250, 0-FOR-2)

    Orioles 3, Rays 4  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 25 3:21 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ADAM JONES SCORED JAY PAYTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A JONES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 2
    TAMPA BAY 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: F BYNUM (.256, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 2, Rays 4  Top 5, 0 OutsMay 25 3:03 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DIONER NAVARRO SCORED ERIC HINSKE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    TAMPA BAY 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: G GROSS (.226, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 1, Rays 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 25 2:37 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ERIC HINSKE SCORED EVAN LONGORIA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E HINSKE ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    TAMPA BAY 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D NAVARRO (.346, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 1, Rays 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 25 2:34 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS PENA (10) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF DANIEL CABRERA SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1, TAMPA BAY 2
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: E LONGORIA (.239, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 1, Rays 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 25 2:31 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMON HERNANDEZ SCORED JAY PAYTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    TAMPA BAY 0 END TOP, 2ND

    Orioles 1, Rays 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 25 2:07 PM