Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was named theAmerican Leagues Player of the Week for games played from May 6-12 Its the sixth such honor for Longoria, whos batting .333with nine home runs and 26 RBI this season. He hit .464 (13-for-28) with threehome runs, five doubles and 11 RBI over his last seven games. He currently has a seven-game hitting streak.The Rays, who have won five consecutive contests, are 19-18and four games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East. The Rays begin athree-game series against the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday atTropicana Field.