Rays set team mark, hit 4 HR for second straight game
JUN 11, 2013 11:51p ET
On Tuesday night, the Rays marked a franchise first: Hitting four home runs in consecutive games. On Monday, they smacked four in a 10-8 loss in 14 innings. On Tuesday, they added another four in an 8-3 victory.
“I think we’ve been working good at-bats,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “When you work good at-bats, and you’re not trying to do too much, the home runs just happen, because you’re strong, and the ball comes off your bat hot.”
Here is a summary of the Rays’ hot run.
— Matt Joyce (first inning, right field, 365 feet)
— Evan Longoria (first inning, center field, 429 feet)
— James Loney (seventh inning, right field, 374 feet)
— Jose Lobaton (10th inning, right field, 359 feet)
— Desmond Jennings (second inning, left-center field, 412 feet; fifth inning, left field, 375 feet)
— Evan Longoria (fourth inning, right field, 350 feet)
— Matt Joyce (fifth inning, right field, 422 feet)