Found June 26, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Evan Longoria-Wil Myers look in the lineup could become a strong asset for the Tampa Bay Rays as Myers continues to grow in the game.The 22-year-old slugger, batting fifth behind Longoria on Tuesday for the third time, has shown that intentionally walking the Rays star third baseman to reach him could provide its own risk. Myers smacked a single to left center in the fourth inning with two outs, scoring Desmond Jennings from third after Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle intentionally walked Longoria during the Rays 5-1 victory at Tropicana Field.The situation was similar to last Saturday at Yankee Stadium, when New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia intentionally walked Longoria in the sixth. Myers answered with a 376-foot grand slam to right field.They tested out the young guy, Rays manager Joe Maddon said. They did it in New York, and he came through. They did it today, and he came through once again. That just makes us better, obviously. With...
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