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Evan Longoria Drives In Five As Rays Rout Red Sox 14-5

Just a few quick hits from today's game.

Two hits, another home run and five RBI. This is known as just another day at the office for Evan Longoria. Evan is now hitting .370 with an OPS of 1.191 and 11 home runs this year. He continues to lead the major leagues with 44 RBI. If this keeps up, Longoria will join Dustin Pedroia as AL rookie of the year who followed it up with an MVP the next season. Sophomore slump? Not quite

If not for Evan Longoria behind him, Carl Crawford would be the talk of the town. CC now has his OBP around .400 after going 3-4 today with walk. CC did not have a steal, but he hit two doubles. Once, B.J. Upton gets going as he did today, CC and Upton will give team fits if Crawford can maintain this on-base rate. With CC's BABIP being so high, he needs to continue talking walks to do that.  

Akinori Iwamura, or as Tim McCarver would say Akimora, had two hits and two RBI as did Pat "I don't hit home runs, but I produce" Burrell. Each Rays' starter including Gabe Kapler would register a hit. Even Ben Zobrist provided a little late inning lightning with a pinch hit two-run single. The offense stole the headline, but how about my man Lance Cormier "earning" a save.

Overall, it couldn't get much better than a 14 run, 17 hit win against the Red Sox in their home park on national TV. Actually, any kind of win tomorrow against the Red Sox in their home park on national TV to win the series might be better.