Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 5/13/13
After some major contributions to get the Rays back over .500, All-Star thirdbaseman Evan Longoria was named American League Player of the Week. Longoria lead the majors in RBIs (11), 27 total bases, had five doubles, three home runs, scored eight runs, hit .464, and had a slugging percentage of .964. He went 13-for-28 in the span of seven days. Manager Joe Maddon had this to say via MLB.com about Longo: He’s really on top of his offensive game right now. His plate discipline’s been outstanding, and the contact has been real hard. He’s just having really good at-bats. The ball’s coming off hot. Every time he goes up there, you almost expect him to hit something well. Longoria hit his fifth career walk-off home run Saturday against the Padres. Below is the video of that shot he crushed to left-center. The post Rays thirdbaseman Evan Longoria named A.L. Player of the Week appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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