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Longoria's Hot bat Helps Rays Top Red Sox

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The Tampa Bay Rays sweep the Red Sox for the second time this season with a 7-6 win.

Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs for the Rays, including two as they rallied from a three-run deficit in the seventh.

Dustin Pedroia went 4-for-5. He was one single shy of becoming the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since John Valentin in 1996. He homered in the first off Scott Kazmir, then tripled and scored in the third and doubled and scored in the fifth while helping the Red Sox build a 4-1 lead. Pedroia had a two-out RBI double in the eighth.

The Red Sox made it interesting in the ninth for the third straight night, pulling within 7-6 on Kevin Youkilis' sacrifice fly.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (DICE'-kay maht-soo-ZAH'-kah) allowed one run and two hits in five innings in his third outing since returning from the disabled list with a mild right rotator cuff strain.

Craig Hansen got the loss in relief.

This program aired on July 3, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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