HRs by Longoria, Burrell help Rays beat K.C.

BY foxsports • July 18, 2009

As sweet as it was, hitting a go-ahead home run against Kansas City hardly erases Evan Longoria's disappointment over missing the All-Star game with a sore finger.

"It's a good feeling, obviously," Longoria said after helping Tampa Bay rally past the Royals 8-7 Friday night. "But if you get an opportunity to start in the All-Star game, it's a pretty big disappointment to miss it."

Tampa Bay's third baseman was voted to start for the American League in St. Louis on Tuesday night but decided his aching right ring finger would just not let him perform at his best.

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