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Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2009-05-13

Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2009-05-13
--LF Carl Crawford became the Rays' all-time RBI leader with a two-run double in the second inning Tuesday that gave him 451 for his career. He had been tied with Aubrey Huff, whom he literally passed on his way, as Huff was playing first for the Orioles.

--Manager Joe Maddon was honored by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a ceremony at the state capital Tuesday, where a resolution was read honoring his 2008 accomplishments.

--RHP Jeff Niemann could have been skipped Wednesday because of Monday's day off, but manager Joe Maddon said the Rays decided to stay in rotation because "we like the way it sets up after that."

BY THE NUMBERS: 21 -- RBIs by Evan Longoria against the Red Sox in the first 10 games of the season, third most for a Boston opponent over a full season since the 1969 start of divisional play, behind Seattle's Ken Griffey, 24 in 1996, and Toronto's Vernon Wells, 22 in 2006.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "(Evan) Longoria and (Carlos) Pena, man, they remind me of me and Manny. The one-two punch of me and Manny (Ramirez) we had here. It's unbelievable." -- Boston's David Ortiz, on the Rays' 3-4 hitters to the St. Petersburg Times.

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Added: May 13, 2009

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