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Rays' Evan Longoria wins AL Player of the Week

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was named the AL Player of the Week for May 6-12.

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was named the American League’s Player of the Week for games played from May 6-12

It’s the sixth such honor for Longoria, who’s batting .333 with nine home runs and 26 RBI this season. He hit .464 (13-for-28) with three home 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 19-18 and four games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East. The Rays begin a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.