Rays, Longoria Take Game 1

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2008 6:02 PM CDT
Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria hits an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox in the fifth inning.   (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
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(Newser) – The Tampa Bay Rays made their postseason debut in fine fashion today. Rookie third-baseman Evan Longoria hit home runs in his first two at-bats as the Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 6-4 in Game 1 of their AL series, the Tampa Tribune reports. Longoria added an RBI single to finish with 3 RBI. James Shields got the win, while the Rays chased Chicago starter Javier Vazquez in the 5th inning. Game 2 is tomorrow.