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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: 0 days since last walkoff homerun

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Carlos Gomez walks it off, Danny Faquhar hospitalized, and Willy Adames heating up

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays have completed their first sweep of the season as they capped off a dramatic series with the Minnesota Twins in walkoff fashion, their second walkoff victory during the three game series.

C.J. Cron continued his hot hitting as he belted another home run, his third of the past two games, to kick off the scoring for Tampa Bay. Yonny Chirinos would allow Minnesota to tie the game over the next couple of frames.

Ryan Yabrough would allow a go-ahead run in the sixth to give the Twins a 3-2 lead, but the Rays quickly came back to tie the game bottom half of the frame. Adeiny Hechavarria would later add a three run blast to give the Rays a 6-3 advantage. Unfortunately, the Rays bullpen woes continued and the Twins would tie things up in the 8th inning.

It would all be naught though as Carlos Gomez launched a mighty two run walkoff blast in the ninth inning, emphatically rounding the bases for his first career walkoff HR to give the Rays a 8-6 victory and series sweep.

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Brandon Belt had a 21 pitch at-bat during the Giants game yesterday, the longest at-bat in modern MLB history.

So, which player in Rays history has worked the longest plate appearance in franchise history?

Hint: He was also the first player acquired via trade in team history